MINNEAPOLIS, MN –Nov. 2, 2011 – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Houston Healthcare has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as the electronic order set solution at Houston Medical Center and Perry Hospital.
Located in central Georgia, Houston Healthcare has been Houston County’s largest healthcare provider the past 50 years. The health system includes the 237-bed Houston Medical Center and the 45-bed Perry Hospital, as well as the Houston Heart Institute, The Surgery Center, Houston Health Pavilion and and a number of urgent care and outpatient centers. Houston Medical Center and Perry Hospital are Joint Commission-accredited and have been awarded the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety three consecutive years.
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 allows for flexible integration into any facility or vendor EMR or CPOE system.
“Houston Healthcare is dedicated to providing the highest quality and safest care to the communities it serves, a mission that has received national recognition,” said Mike Haldane, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. “We are pleased that they have selected ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, to further this mission by providing evidence-based order sets 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®, Lexicomp™ 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)