MINNEAPOLIS, MN – June 20, 2011 – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Hardin Memorial Hospital has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as the organization’s electronic order set solution.
Located in Elizabethtown, KY., the 300-bed Hardin Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit acute care hospital serving Hardin County and the 10 surrounding counties. At present, Hardin Memorial Hospital has a medical staff of more than 200 representing more than 30 specialties, including open-heart surgery, neurosurgery, radiation therapy and bariatric medicine. Hardin Memorial Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and has earned the agency’s Gold Seal of Approval for advance certification as a Primary Stroke Center. Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Imaging has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
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.
“Having previously used electronic order sets, we knew the benefits they can bring at the point of care. We also knew exactly what we wanted in an order set vendor this time around, and why ProVation Order Sets met our physicians’ needs and expectations,” said Mark Brookman, CIO, Hardin Memorial Hospital. “ProVation Order Sets deliver tight integration with UpToDate, the One-Click Updates tool, and with the hospital’s core information system. These factors all weighed into the decision to move to this order set solution.”
The ProVation Order Sets One-Click Updates feature leverages UpToDate’s Practice Changing Updates to highlight 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 allows for flexible integration into any facility or vendor EMR or CPOE system.
“Hardin Memorial Hospital is an organization dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare to the communities served, as evidenced by its many awards and accreditations,” 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 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®, Lexicomp, 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 €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion).