Kadlec Regional Medical Center to Deploy Medi-Span® for Point-of-Care Access to Drug Information, Decision Support

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Kadlec Regional Medical Center will deploy Medi-Span® to provide clinicians with point-of-care access to comprehensive drug information and medication decision support via the facility’s EMR system.

Based in Richland, WA, Kadlec Regional Medical Center is a 180-bed non-profit medical center that is home to the region’s only neonatal intensive care unit and its first dedicated cardiac care unit. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Kadlec provides a full range of medical, surgical and rehabilitative inpatient, outpatient and same day services utilizing state-of-the-art technology and the latest and most advanced treatments and procedures.

“Well-informed medication decisions are integral to enhancing the quality and safety of care,” said Dave Pearson, Pharmacy Director, Kadlec Regional Medical Center. “Integrating Medi-Span with our Epic EMR system arms our clinicians with the reliable, comprehensive and current drug information and advanced medication decision support tools they need to help ensure they are providing the best possible patient care.”

Medi-Span provides the comprehensive, up-to-date drug information and clinical decision support systems clinicians need to work efficiently and protect patients. From databases with drug product and pricing information to clinical decision support databases that identify drug conflicts, to consumer-oriented information written to educate patients about their drug therapy, Medi-Span products provide clinicians with drug information that will assist in:

  • Making difficult drug therapy decisions
  • Improving patient outcomes
  • Minimizing patient risks
  • Containing costs

When integrated with EMR systems, Medi-Span's product suite assists with patient care and education; screening for potential interactions pricing and reimbursement decision-making; and ensuring orders are properly entered and therapies are not replicated unnecessarily. A full list of Medi-Span’s databases and tools available for healthcare facilities is available at medispan.com/health-care-facilities.aspx

“Kadlec Regional Medical Center has an outstanding reputation of leveraging cutting-edge technology to provide the highest quality, safest care,” said Arvind Subramanian, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. “We are pleased they have selected Medi-Span as the drug information resource to help advance quality and minimize errors while also helping to control costs and streamlining operations.”

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.


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