St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center Selects ProVationCare Plans, powered by Lippincott Solutions

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 17, 2013) - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center has selected its ProVation® Care Plans, powered by Lippincott Solutions, as its evidence-based interdisciplinary care plans solution.

Located in Syracuse, NY, the 431-bed St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center is a non-profit hospital and health system providing services to patients in 16 counties in Central New York State. Affiliated with Franciscan Companies and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, St. Joseph's is a 14-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award and has been named one of the "100 Most Wired" hospitals by Hospitals & Health Networks.

ProVation Care Plans, powered by Lippincott Solutions, offers evidence-based care plans developed by the expert Lippincott Solutions team 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.

ProVation Care Plans supports the care plan customization process by utilizing a full suite of embedded links to online, evidence-based practice content from Lippincott Solutions, UpToDate® and Ovid MEDLINE®. It also ensures that interdisciplinary care teams have the information they need to enhance clinical practice and demonstrate compliance with credentialing and standards for the Joint Commission and other regulatory bodies. 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.

'St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is dedicated to providing interconnected patient care that allows patients to receive care in a coordinated, continuous way," said Mike Haldane, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. "We are pleased that it has selected ProVation Care Plans, powered by Lippincott Solutions, to enhance this care coordination and clinical practice and provide its interdisciplinary care teams with a library of custom care plans." 

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