ProVation Care Plans to Help Mercy Health Enhance Care Quality and Patient Outcomes

(December 29, 2014) - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Mercy Health will implement ProVation® Care Plans, powered by Lippincott Solutions, for evidence-based interdisciplinary care plan content and content management.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) is the largest health system and fourth largest employer in Ohio. Its more than 33,000 employees in over 100 locations, including 23 hospitals, meet the healthcare needs of people in Ohio, Kentucky and the contiguous states. Consistently ranked as one of the top health systems in the U.S. for clinical performance and efficiency, Mercy has also been recognized by Information Week and Hospitals & Health Networks for its implementation and innovative use of information technology.

"Mercy Health has long been leveraging Wolters Kluwer Health solutions to provide our physicians and nurses with trusted decision support at the point of care," said Mercy Health CMIO Stephen Beck, MD. "We are looking forward to the use of ProVation Care Plans to advance evidence-based practice at Mercy Health, providing nurses and the entire interdisciplinary team with point of care clinical decision support that positively impacts patient safety, care outcomes and nursing satisfaction."

A central component of a healthcare organization's care quality and core measures improvement strategy, ProVation Care Plans offers over 300 evidence-based care plan templates derived from Lippincott Solutions and their network of hundreds of practicing clinicians. Through its intelligent clinical content management system, ProVation Care Plans allows organizations to define and maintain their custom care plans library, while adhering to industry-accepted nursing terminology for goals and interventions.

"Mercy Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality healthcare, as evidenced by its mission statement, awards and recognitions," said David Del Toro, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. "We are pleased ProVation Care Plans, powered by Lippincott Solutions, has been selected by Mercy to further this mission and strengthen care plan template maintenance across the health system."

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About Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health's customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Health Language®, Lexicomp®, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Medicom®, Medknow, Ovid®, Pharmacy OneSource®, ProVation® Medical and UpToDate®.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2013 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Follow our official Twitter handle: @WKHealth.