HIMSS16 Presentation Highlights the Role of Wolters Kluwer ProVation Order Sets in Standardizing Care During a Public Health Crisis

February 22, 2016 – The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Rabin Pant, director of clinical informatics with Methodist Health System, will present a session at HIMSS16 highlighting the critical role of effective point of care clinical content management during a public health crisis. The session titled "The Value of Standardized Care in a Public Health Crisis" will demonstrate how ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support enabled the organization to lay a foundation of highly-reliable, evidence-based clinical care during the health system’s response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Dallas.

While standardization of industry best practices is a focal point of national quality initiatives, one of the greatest challenges clinicians faced when Ebola entered the U.S. was lack of standardized protocols based on the latest clinical evidence. Pant will provide insight into how Dallas-based Methodist Health System quickly marshalled its existing clinical content management infrastructure and governance process to create a foundation of high reliability, ensuring high adoption of standardized best practices that minimized the potential for panic or error.

"The Value of Standardized Care in a Public Health Crisis" is scheduled for March 1 at 4 p.m. in the Human Nature Theater of the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas.

A vital component of a healthcare organization’s care alignment strategy, ProVation Order Sets is driven by a collaborative, web-based system for authoring, review, updating and approval and powered by the trusted content of UpToDate and Lippincott Solutions®. ProVation Order Sets streamlines cumbersome governance processes and helps providers adopt evidence-based medicine at the point of care to speed compliance with an expanding array of quality measures driving reimbursement. Customers realize a fast return on investment through optimized reimbursements and lower costs enabled by streamlined processes and improved efficiencies.

"In today’s quality-driven healthcare landscape, health systems must have a foundation of best-practice guidance in place to support rapid and effective response to a public health crisis, when time is of the essence to contain potentially deadly outbreaks," said David A. Del Toro, President & CEO of Clinical Software Solutions at Wolters Kluwer. "The clinical content infrastructure offered through ProVation Order sets equips organizations with the tools needed to ensure best practice protocols are followed and care delivery is optimized."

Wolters Kluwer will feature ProVation Order Sets in Booth #5537 at HIMSS16, which takes place February 29 through March 4 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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