Wolters Kluwer Health Expands UpToDate Clinical Decision Support Search and Navigation to 9 Languages

Patent-pending search tool saves time and improves accuracy

Wolters Kluwer Health Expands UpToDate Clinical Decision Support Search and Navigation to 9 Languages

Media:Wolters Kluwer Health | UpToDateAndré Rebelo, +1 781-392-2411Public & Analyst Relations Manager

from UpToDate streamlines searching for clinical information and graded recommendations by leveraging an advanced, patent-pending translation system for search terms in Simplified and Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish (in addition to existing English and Japanese search capabilities). Plus, the auto-complete feature of UpToDate search also predicts words or phrases in a clinician’s native language.

To improve ease-of-use overall, the UpToDate navigation can be customized to default to a user’s local language. Clinicians can also rate translations of search terms and submit suggestions for improvements.

“Time spent with patients is an important measure of the quality of patient care,” said Denise Basow, M.D., Vice President/General Manager and Editor-in-Chief, UpToDate at Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “By launching , UpToDate helps doctors worldwide find the best clinical answers to their questions more quickly so they can spend less time searching and more time caring for their patients.”

is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical knowledge system which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. UpToDate’s more than 5,100 , editors and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality. More than 700,000 clinicians in 158 countries and almost 90% of academic medical centers in the U.S. rely on UpToDate, and more than 30 confirm UpToDate’s widespread usage and association with improved patient care and hospital performance, including reduced length of stay, adverse complications and mortality.

UpToDate is part of , a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of , a market-leading global information services company with 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion).

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