UpToDate® Adds Hospital Medicine as a Specialty

Electronic Clinical Resource Serving Physicians and Patients Now Covers 17 Medical Specialties

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UpToDate, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, announced today that it has added a section on Hospital Medicine to its evidence-based clinical information resource. UpToDate in Hospital Medicine will include both existing content as well as additional topics developed specifically for hospital medicine clinicians. This new section will be available to subscribers December 1, 2010.

UpToDate is an evidence-based resource that provides fast, accurate clinical answers to physicians and other medical professionals, particularly at the point of care. UpToDate is available online via computer or mobile device.

“UpToDate topics have always addressed clinical issues relevant to both inpatient and ambulatory care,” said Denise S. Basow, MD, President and Editor-in-Chief of UpToDate. “With the continued development of Hospital Medicine as a specialty, we feel it is important to designate certain topics as having particular interest to hospital-based clinicians.”

The Editor-in-Chief for this new section will be Mark Aronson, MD.

About UpToDate

UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical information resource that is available online and can also be installed on a computer or mobile device. With UpToDate, clinicians can answer questions quickly, increase their clinical knowledge and improve patient care. Patients can also access UpToDate’s free patient information or subscribe to UpToDate for the same current, in-depth medical content trusted by physicians. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Waltham, Mass., UpToDate is relied on by more than 400,000 clinicians worldwide, almost 90% of academic medical centers in the US and thousands of patients.

UpToDate 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 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. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer’s leading, information-enabled tools and solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer has 2009 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), employs approximately 19,300 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.


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