MedCentral Health System Selects ProVation Software for Order Set and Care Plan Management

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 31, 2013) - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that MedCentral Health System has selected its ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, software as its electronic order set solution and ProVation® Care Plans, powered by Lippincott Solutions as its evidence-based interdisciplinary care plans solution.

Headquartered in Mansfield, Ohio, MedCentral Health System is a non-profit health system serving more than 400,000 people in Richland and five surrounding counties. The health system is Joint Commission-certified and comprised of two acute care hospitals, Mansfield and Shelby, with a combined total of 351 beds. In addition to a Level II Trauma Center and Level III Perinatal Department, MedCentral offers comprehensive neurological services, complete cardiac care at MedCentral HeartCare, walk-in medical care at MedCentral Rapid Response, and industrial health and safety at MedCentral WorkAble.

A central component of a healthcare organization's care quality and core measures improvement strategy, ProVation Order Sets is an easily customizable order set authoring and management solution. It integrates seamlessly into clinical processes to streamline delivery of standardized care for improved patient safety, outcomes, clinician performance and regulatory compliance. Built upon the award-winning clinician-designed ProVation platform, ProVation Order Sets also provides continuous updating of clinical content and medical evidence, including direct links to UpToDate, the resource of choice for more than 700,000 users worldwide.

ProVation Care Plans offers evidence-based care plans developed in conjunction with Lippincott Solutions and its network of hundreds of practicing clinicians. Combined with the dynamic ProVation software, it allows hospitals to define and maintain a custom care plans library while adhering to industry-accepted nursing and medical diagnoses, goals and interventions. Complete with a database of more than 270 evidence-based care plans, including reference links to online resources of current best practices, quality and safety measures, treatments, drug information and diagnostic tests, ProVation Care Plans allows hospitals to drive clinical consensus on standards of care and extend the reach of evidence-based practice across the organization.

"MedCentral Health System is dedicated to providing expert care to the people of North Central Ohio," 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, and ProVation Care Plans, powered by Lippincott Solutions, to further this mission and provide evidence-based medicine to clinicians and interdisciplinary care teams at the point of care."

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