Nathan Littauer Hospital to Deploy ProVation® Order Sets, Powered by UpToDate® Decision Support

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.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN –April 18, 2011 – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Nathan Littauer Hospital has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as the hospital’s electronic order set solution.

Located in Gloversville, NY, Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home is a full-service, 74-bed acute care hospital with an 84-bed skilled nursing home and eight primary care centers offering a full range of medical and surgical services to a tri-county area of more than 100,000 people. It is the second largest employer in Fulton County, with more than 960 employees, including 196 physicians in 28 specialties. The Joint Commission–accredited hospital has annual admissions of more than 4,000 and emergency department visits of nearly 23,000. More than 5,700 surgical procedures are performed at Nathan Littauer each year.

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 allow for flexible integration into any facility or vendor EMR or CPOE system.

“Nathan Littauer Hospital is dedicated to providing its patients with safe, high-quality health and wellness services using state-of-the-art equipment and technologies,” said Arvind Subramanian, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. “We are pleased that it has selected ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate, to further this mission and provide clinicians with comprehensive decision support 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® 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 €3.5 billion ($4.7 billion)