MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (Jan. 11, 2011) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Lancaster Hospital has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate®Decision Support, as the organization’s electronic order set solution.
Located in Lancaster, Penn., Lancaster General Hospital is a part of Lancaster General Health, a regional healthcare system committed to maintaining the health of all Lancaster County residents. Lancaster General is Joint Commission–accredited and has received numerous recognitions for quality and safety. These include recognition as one of U.S. News & World Report’s 50 Best Hospitals in the U.S. and a Magnet Hospital for excellence in nursing care, as well as the U.S Department of Labor’s VPP Star Status for employee safety.
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.
“Lancaster General Hospital is dedicated to utilizing the most sophisticated technologies available to improve patient diagnostics and care,” said Arvind Subramanian, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. “We are pleased that it has selected ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, to further this mission and provide comprehensive decision support at the point of care.”
About Wolters Kluwer Health
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