Wolters Kluwer Health, Duke University Health System Collaboration Delivers Integration Interface For Leading EMR Platform


MINNEAPOLIS ---- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today general availability of its integration interface between Epic and ProVation® Care Plans. Developed in collaboration with Duke University Health System, this interface enables hospitals to create and customize care plans via the ProVation software and then make finished care plans available in the Epic inpatient clinical platform.

ProVation Care Plans is a software solution for efficient interdisciplinary care plan creation, customization and maintenance. By offering best-in-class care plans derived from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, along with embedded links to the latest industry evidence, performance measures and quality indicators, the software provides hospitals with the ability to define and maintain a personalized care plans library. Further, the solution helps drive clinical consensus on standards of care, while adhering to industry-accepted nursing and medical diagnoses, goals and interventions.

“We rely on ProVation to more efficiently manage the process by which we create and maintain evidence-based care plans and order sets based on clinical content our clinicians trust. This integration expands those efficiencies to the delivery of care plans to our multi-disciplinary teams for access at every point in the care process,” said Kay Lytle, Director of Clinical IT Strategy, Duke University Health System. “This collaboration will ultimately help Duke achieve higher levels of quality and patient safety.”

Because ProVation’s platform is built using structured data, the process of importing care plans into Epic is greatly simplified. Care plan problems, interventions, goals, narratives and associated evidence links come across in the import, as do valuable patient education teaching topics. Additionally, the import ensures that only changed items are added to the EMR database versus a complete overwrite of the care plans content. The simple data migration technology streamlines the transfer of content from ProVation to the EMR, ensuring that care plans are consistent and accurate.

Driven by the best available evidence, including UpToDate®, Clin-eguide® and Ovid MEDLINE®, ProVation Care Plans ensure that interdisciplinary care teams have the information they need to enhance practice and demonstrate compliance with credentialing and standards for Joint Commission and other regulatory bodies. Created in partnership with Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, the leading international publisher of nursing information, ProVation Care Plans provides access to a wealth of Wolters Kluwer Health content, abstracts and full-text articles.

“This collaboration will enhance the ability of EMR users to take their quality objectives to the next level,” said Mike Haldane, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. “Integrating ProVation Care Plans with Epic simplifies the development and management process, improving productivity while reducing the risk for error and liability and ultimately increasing bottom line results.”

About ProVation Medical
ProVation® Medical provides procedure documentation and clinical decision support solutions for hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. ProVation MD and ProVation MultiCaregiver reduce transcription, paper storage and image printing costs and deliver a high Return on Investment (ROI). ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, put evidence-based healthcare into practice by establishing and maintaining standards of care.

ProVation® Medical is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).

About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) 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 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ovid®, Medknow, UpToDate®, Medi-Span®, Facts & Comparisons®, Pharmacy OneSource®, Lexicomp® and ProVation® Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 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.

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