ProVation Order Sets Earns 2014 KLAS Category Leader Award for Clinical Decision Support-Order Sets Software

(January 30, 2015) - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, received the KLAS Category Leader award in the Clinical Decision Support-Order Sets segment of the 2014 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. This recognition comes on the heels of ProVation Order Sets being ranked by KLAS Research as having the best overall performance among order set solutions in its report, "CDS Order Sets and Care Plans 2014: Choosing the Best Option."

Citing the quality of the clinical content and the ease with which clinician consensus is achieved, one director wrote to KLAS that "we are very pleased with the benefits we have received from using ProVation Order Sets. It helped us develop order sets and reach agreements with our physicians on those order sets. The physicians were able to have significant input, and so they had bought into the order sets before we even went live. That had a major impact on the usability of the system. The order sets are linked to evidence-based medicine, and this provides us with a much deeper evidence pool to draw from. The system is very useful, flexible, and easy to use."*

A central component of a healthcare organization's care quality and core measures improvement strategy, ProVation Order Sets improves patient outcomes and quality of care by providing evidence-based order set templates co-developed with the editors of UpToDate. Customers achieve a return on investment through lower costs of care and the efficiencies of an intelligent clinical content management system. ProVation Order Sets also contains over 11,000 unbreakable links to UpToDate, the resource of choice for more than 850,000 users worldwide.

"Our organization has been extremely satisfied with ProVation Order Sets. The system is easy to use, and integrating it with our EMR has been effortless," writes another manager. "Wolters Kluwer's response to technical issues has been unlike the response of any other vendor we have worked with. We hope Wolters Kluwer keeps up the great work."*

The annual Best in KLAS Report measures product performance based on surveys and in-depth interviews with thousands of healthcare providers. KLAS, an independent healthcare IT vendor research firm, publishes the annual report to provide healthcare organizations with an unbiased and accurate vehicle for measuring performance in the healthcare industry, allowing for further understanding of how well suppliers and products perform.

"We are honored to have our customers once again acknowledge through KLAS the integral role ProVation Order Sets plays in helping them achieve their care and quality goals," said David Del Toro, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. "To be recognized as a top performer in both the Clinical Decision Support and Best in KLAS reports reaffirms our commitment to leveraging trusted clinical content, proven best practices and advanced technologies to provide the meaningful information and support clinicians need to effectively manage care and improve outcomes."

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*These quotes are selected commentaries that may not represent the whole of provider sentiment related to this product or service. Visit KLASresearch.com for a complete view.

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.

About KLAS


KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.