MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Dec. 13, 2010) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Community Memorial Health System has selected ProVation(R) Order Sets, powered by UpToDate(R) Decision Support, as the electronic order set solution for its two hospitals.
Located in Ventura, Calif., Community Memorial Health System is a community-owned, not-for-profit health system comprised of Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura and Ojai Valley Community Hospital in Ojai, as well as nine family-practice health centers serving various communities within Ventura County. Both hospitals are Joint Commission-accredited, and Community Memorial is home to a heart and vascular program that is an American College of Cardiology Gold Award recipient as well as recipient of the Blue Cross Blue Distinction for Cardiac Care.
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 400,000 clinicians 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 8,300 topics in 17 medical specialties and includes more than 97,000 pages of text and graphics, as well as links to Medline abstracts, more than 385,000 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.
“Community Memorial Health System is an organization committed to serving as the integrated health system of choice for its patients, physicians and employees by providing the latest treatments and by adhering to its shared values of integrity, service, excellence, caring and transparency,” said Arvind Subramanian, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. “We are pleased that it has chosen ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, to help advance that mission by providing clinical decision support at the point of care.”
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