CHRISTUS Health to Deploy ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, across 24 Hospitals

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that CHRISTUS Health has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as its electronic order set solution. In addition to automating development and maintenance, ProVation Order Sets will provide clinicians at 24 CHRISTUS facilities with point-of-care access to order sets and other intuitive clinical decision support tools.

“CHRISTUS Health strives to be a leader, partner and advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and the communities we serve,” said Darrell Dixon, M.D., System Medical Director and System Director, Professional Development, , CHRISTUS Health. “We believe that with the addition of ProVation Order Sets to our care delivery system, the engagement, education and efficiencies of CHRISTUS Health clinicians will be more effectively facilitated and optimally enhanced.”

ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, is an easily customizable order set authoring and management solution that provides flexible integration into clinical processes to streamline the delivery of standardized care for improved patient safety, outcomes, clinician performance and regulatory compliance. Built upon ProVation Medical’s award-winning, clinician-designed technology platform, ProVation Order Sets offer automatic linking to the superior clinical decision support content of UpToDate, the resource of choice for more than 360,000 clinicians.

UpToDate covers more than 7,700 topics in 15 medical specialties and includes more than 80,000 pages of text and graphics, as well as links to Medline abstracts, more than 260,000 references and a drug database. Content is continuously reviewed and updated by physician editors and authors.

In addition to integrated links to UpToDate and other trusted sources of medical evidence, ProVation Order Sets offer the flexibility to link additional clinical resources based upon client needs and preferences. Further, to help facilities achieve the highest possible degree of automation, ProVation Order Sets feature vendor-neutral mapping and export capabilities that allow for flexible integration into any facility or vendor EMR or CPOE system.

“CHRISTUS Health has an award-winning reputation for providing high quality care, as evidenced by its ranking as one of the nation’s Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks,” said Arvind Subramanian, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. “We are pleased that they have chosen Wolters Kluwer Health and ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, to help them advance the practice of evidence-based medicine by providing clinicians with point-of-care access to order sets and advanced clinical decision support.”

About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) is 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 Facts & Comparisons®; and electronic information providers, such as Ovid®, UpToDate®, Medi-Span® 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 CHRISTUS Health
CHRISTUS Health, an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system, is headquartered in Dallas and is comprised of almost 350 services and facilities, including more than 50 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 175 clinics and outpatient centers and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS services can be found in 60 cities in Texas, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, Georgia, Utah and New Mexico in the U.S. and Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, and Tamaulipas in Mexico. The system employs approximately 30,000 Associates and has over 10,000 physicians on facility medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten Catholic health systems in the U.S., and provided more than $317 million in total community benefit in Fiscal Year 2009. This equates to 10.9 percent of net patient revenue and more than $870,000 a day.



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Wolters Kluwer Health
Laura Gilbert, 612-313-1506
Sr. Director, Marketing Communications
Clinical Solutions Division
[email protected]

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