Baptist Hospital East to Deploy ProVation® Medical Software for Cardiology Procedure Documentation and Coding

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Baptist Hospital East will deploy its ProVation® MD software for cardiology procedure documentation and coding in its cardiac catheterization labs.

ProVation MD software for procedure documentation and coding compliance replaces dictation/transcription and streamlines the coding and billing process. Unlike cardiovascular information systems (CVIS), which collect patient measurements and administrative data, ProVation MD lets clinicians quickly and completely document medical procedures at the point of care, and then applies the appropriate reimbursement codes to drive compliance and revenue recovery. ProVation MD interfaces with cardiovascular nursing, imaging and measurement systems to complete the electronic documentation process and free busy cardiologists and technologists from time-consuming dictation.

“The decision to implement ProVation MD Cardiology was an easy one, as we had already experienced firsthand the physician satisfaction with and benefits of ProVation MD for gastroenterology documentation and coding,” said Mary Beth Polston, Director of Cardiology, Baptist Hospital East. “We could not be more satisfied with the overall experience in our GI lab and look forward to realizing the same benefits in our cardiac cath lab.”

Located in Louisville, Ky., the 519-bed Baptist Hospital East is a member of the Baptist Healthcare System, one of Kentucky’s largest not-for-profit healthcare providers. Nationally recognized for its quality of care, the hospital recently was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Thomson Reuters and achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Baptist East also was named Best Hospital in the 2010 Best of Louisville® awards and has been honored as one of the top 20 Best Places to Work in Kentucky for six years in a row by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

“Baptist Hospital East is an organization dedicated to providing quality healthcare, as evidenced by its many awards and top accreditations,” said Arvind Subramanian, CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions division. “We are pleased that they have selected expanded their offerings to include ProVation MD for cardiology to further this mission and provide streamlined documentation and coding in their cardiac cath lab.”

About ProVation Medical
ProVation® Medical is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and electronic information providers, such as Ovid®, UpToDate®, Medi-Span®, Facts & Comparisons® and ProVation® Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company focused on professionals with annual revenues (2009) of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), approximately 19,300 employees worldwide and operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Visit our website, YouTube or follow @Wolters_Kluwer on Twitter for more information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.

About Baptist Hospital East
Baptist Hospital East, located in Louisville, Ky., has been honored as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters for five years. Baptist East also has achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. The hospital’s wide range of healthcare offerings includes cancer services, orthopedics, neurosciences, vascular services, cardiovascular services, behavioral health, women's health, rehabilitation, sleep disorders, palliative care, occupational health and in-home care provided by Baptist Hospital East Home Health Agency. For more information, visit Baptist East’s Web site at


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