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Wolters Kluwer Health Selected as Innovation Champion by Australias Adelaide Research and Innovation (ARI)

Innovation Award Charitable Contribution Donated to the Hospital Research Foundation

Wolters Kluwer Health is pleased to announce that it has been selected as an  Innovation Champion by  Adelaide Research and Innovation (ARI), which is owned by the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, Australia and provides logistical and financial support for research projects at the University. ARI Innovation Champions were selected for their partnerships with University of Adelaide entities on research and development activities through more effective products, processes, services, policies, technologies or ideas.

Wolters Kluwer Health was selected for its ongoing partnership with the  Joanna Briggs Institute  to bring their high-quality evidence-based practice resources to healthcare institutions globally. JBI produces databases, books and interactive tools to help physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals use EBP to improve patient care.

"We're delighted to be recognized by ARI for the shared mission of both Wolters Kluwer and JBI to bring evidence-based practice resource to the forefront of hospitals and healthcare professionals globally" said Anne Woods, MSN, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, Chief Nurse at Wolters Kluwer Health, Medical Research and publisher of the American Journal of Nursing. "And we're equally pleased to support the Hospital Research Foundation with our chartable donation."

ARI announced its inaugural 10 Innovation Champions this year donating A$500 to each of the recognized institution's charity of choice. Wolters Kluwer Health selected the  Hospital Research Foundation to receive its charitable award. The Foundation supports vital world-leading medical research in South Australia conducted at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) and the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI). Its research programs are designed to improve treatment, prevention and potential cures for heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, asthma, arthritis and other diseases and illnesses. Click  here for a complete list of all 10 ARI winners.

JBI is recognized the world over for its expertise in evidence-based practice; specifically, in synthesizing and assessing the best available medical evidence, and helping healthcare providers translate that evidence into clinical best practices that improves patient care and minimizes healthcare costs. JBI's selection of evidence databases, ebooks on translational science and interactive evidence synthesis, assessment and implementation tools are available to more than 180 institutional customers—hospitals, clinics, medical schools, nursing schools—of Wolters Kluwer Health through OvidSP, and to individual healthcare providers via the Lippincott Evidence-Based Practice Network. Other joint activities include interactive professional development programs, webinars and videos and educational sessions conducted throughout North America, Europe, South Africa, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan.

About the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)
The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is the international not-for-profit, research and development arm of the School of Translational Science based within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.

The Institute collaborates internationally with over 70 entities across the world. The Institute and its collaborating entities promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilization of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes globally.

About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health's customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include  Health Language ®Lexicomp ®Lippincott Williams & WilkinsMedicom®MedknowOvid ®Pharmacy OneSource®ProVation ® Medical and  UpToDate ®.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of  Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Follow our official Twitter handle:  @WKHealth.