Samaritan Medical Center to Deploy ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Samaritan Medical Center has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as the organization’s electronic order set solution.

Located in Watertown, NY, the 287-bed Samaritan Medical Center serves as the regional referral center for northern New York and provides a full array of medical, surgical and emergency care services. In addition to offering a variety of specialty services typically associated only with larger urban healthcare centers, Samaritan has developed a number of Centers of Excellence such as the Walter Cancer Treatment Center. It focuses on making technologically advanced services available to its patients, such as its neurosurgical and spinal surgery programs.

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. ProVation Order Sets is built upon ProVation Medical’s award-winning, clinician-designed technology platform. One of its primary values is the continuous updates to clinical content and medical evidence, including direct links to UpToDate, the resource of choice for more than 450,000 users worldwide.

Central to this capability is the One-Click Updates tool, which leverages UpToDate’s Practice Changing Updates, which highlights new recommendations that could potentially change usual clinical practice. Enabled by a unique, structured approach to data management, One-Click Updates alerts end users to evidence that may trigger the need to modify particular order sets. It then enables users to review recommended updates and apply them in a single step across multiple order sets.

UpToDate covers more than 9,000 topics in 17 medical specialties and includes more than 77,000 pages of text and graphics, more than 328,000 Medline 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 offers 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 features vendor-neutral mapping and export capabilities that allows for flexible integration into any facility or vendor EMR or CPOE system.

“Samaritan Medical Center is dedicated to meeting the unique medical needs of the communities it serves through the use of the latest technological advances,” said Arvind Subramanian, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. “We are pleased that they have selected ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, to further this mission and provide evidence-based order sets at the point of care.”

Wolters Kluwer Health’s Clinical Solutions business unit provides evidence-based medical content, workflow based applications software and services that allow clinicians to efficiently and effectively diagnose and document patient care. Key brands ProVation Medical, UpToDate, Medi-Span®, Facts & Comparisons®, Pharmacy OneSource®, Lexicomp™ and Medicom (China) lead in market segments that include drug information, disease information, clinical patient order sets, clinical documentation and hospital pharmacy productivity applications.

About ProVation Medical
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 2010 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion)



CONTACT:

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

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Minnesota

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Technology  Data Management  Software  Practice Management  Health  Hospitals

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