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Wolters Kluwer Announces Lippincott Solutions Sponsorship of 2015-2016 Baldrige Excellence Framework (Health Care)

The Framework, a cornerstone of the Baldrige Program, is a set of questions that focus on improving results and building alignment across an organization

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that it will use the Lippincott Solutions brand to promote the 2015-2016 Baldrige Excellence Framework (Health Care). 

"Lippincott Solutions brings technology and trusted health information together to improve organizational performance and facilitate evidence-based best practices, a unique differentiation for healthcare systems and clinicians using the software," said Al Faber, President and CEO of The Baldrige Foundation.  "By advocating performance excellence and associating the Baldrige Excellence Framework with Lippincott Solutions, Wolters Kluwer will help Baldrige have a profound impact in creating healthy communities across the nation."

The Framework, a cornerstone of the Baldrige Program, is a set of questions that focus on improving results and building alignment across an organization. The resulting alignment ensures consistency of purpose while supporting agility, creativity, innovation and decentralized decision making.  In a recent study, Baldrige hospitals were recording faster five-year performance improvement than peers and were 83% more likely to be among Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals®.

Wolters Kluwer joins lead sponsor The American Hospital Association (AHA) to promote the Framework and its ability to positively affect patient outcomes in participating healthcare organizations.  This sponsorship is part of a larger gift to the Baldrige Foundation in support of its $35 million Campaign for the Growth of Baldrige, a national effort to sustain and grow the application of Baldrige principles and performance excellence in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Wolters Kluwer, via promotion with the Lippincott Solutions suite, will also sponsor both the Baldrige Excellence Builder and the 2015 Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award announced in December.  The award will be presented during the 2015 Quest for Excellence Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on April 12-15, 2015.

Lippincott Solutions is an evidence-based software suite that makes evidence actionable at the point-of-care and via competency development to thousands of healthcare facilities world-wide.  To learn more, visit and follow us on twitter @NurseSolutions.

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 worldwide, clinicians rely on Wolters Kluwer Health's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions throughout their professional careers from training to research to practice. Major brands include Health Language®, Lexicomp®, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Medicom®, Medi-Span®, Medknow, Ovid®, Pharmacy OneSource®, ProVation® Medical and UpToDate®.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2013 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

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