Wolters Kluwer Health Releases ProVation Order Sets Essentials for Small and Critical Access Hospitals

July 17, 2014 - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the release of ProVation® Order Sets Essentials, a package of 65 order set templates that address the needs of small and critical access hospitals (CAHs). Covering the most common diagnoses at small facilities, the new solution is designed to drive more efficient adoption of evidence-based order sets to help meet the evolving quality of care standards laid out by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The Joint Commission and Det Norske Veritas Healthcare.

ProVation Order Sets Essentials was recently chosen by Avita Health System as a central component of its overall strategy to enhance quality of care and improve core measures performance. Comprised of two CAHs, Bucyrus Hospital and Galion Hospital, Avita employs more than 75 medical providers at offices in Ohio's Crawford, Delaware, Marion and Richland counties.

"Avita is committed to deploying and leveraging the best technology available to support performance improvement and patient safety initiatives," said Christina Barnes, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy Services at Avita Health System. "ProVation Order Sets Essentials is a natural extension of that commitment because it provides an effective solution that helps small facilities like ours achieve patient outcomes, reimbursement and quality goals."

A central component of a healthcare organization's care quality and core measures improvement strategy, ProVation Order Sets Essentials improves patient outcomes and quality of care by providing evidence-based order set templates co-developed with the editors from UpToDate®. Customers achieve a return on investment through lower costs of care and the efficiencies of an intelligent clinical content management system. Order set templates span the inpatient, admission, emergency department and discharge arenas and include direct links to UpToDate, the clinical decision support resource of choice for more than 850,000 users worldwide.

"Hospitals-large and small-must deploy solid point of care decision support strategies to promote uptake of evidence-based practices and succeed in the new performance-based healthcare landscape," said David Del Toro, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. "The launch of ProVation Order Sets Essentials fills a critical need in the small hospital market and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ensuring the entire healthcare community is equipped with the best clinical content management technology to support success for the long-term."

Complimentary copies of select ProVation Order Sets Essentials templates can be downloaded here.

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