Sansum Clinic 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 Sansum Clinic will deploy Medi-Span® to provide clinicians with point-of-care access to comprehensive drug information and medication decision support.

Based in Santa Barbara, Calif., Sansum Clinic is the largest independent nonprofit healthcare organization between the Los Angeles Basin and the San Francisco Bay Area. With more than 150 affiliated physicians, Sansum Clinic provides the full spectrum of healthcare services, from primary care to more than 30 specialties. It serves more than 150,000 patients annually at 17 patient care facilities, and holds ambulatory care accreditation from the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ).

“Advancing our commitment to quality and safety requires providing our clinicians with access to the reliable, comprehensive and current drug information and advanced medication decision support tools that help shape well-informed medication decisions,” said Tom Colbert, Sansum Clinic Chief Information Officer. “Integrating Medi-Span with our Epic EHR system reflects that commitment and helps ensure we are providing the best possible patient care in the safest environment.”

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 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/EHR 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 for healthcare facilities is available at

“Sansum Clinic’s dedication to the provision of safe, high-quality patient care is reflected in its IMQ accreditation and its position as one of the most technologically advanced healthcare providers in the Santa Barbara region,” 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 further its mission of excellence in comprehensive healthcare through teamwork, community collaboration, research and education.”

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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