Wolters Kluwer Health to Acquire Health Language, Inc., a Leader in the Medical Terminology Management Market

   Wolters Kluwer Health to Acquire Health Language, Inc., a Leader in the
                    Medical Terminology Management Market

Company Eases Meaningful Use & Clinical Decision Support Adoption for
Hospitals, EMRs and Payers

PR Newswire

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 17, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading
provider of information and business intelligence for professionals, students
and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy, announced
today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Health Language, Inc.,
a leader in Medical Terminology Management (MTM), a rapidly growing segment of
the point-of-care market. The acquisition is part of Wolters Kluwer Health's
strategy to continually enhance its leadership position in the point of care
market by providing customers with access to a comprehensive set of
evidence-based disease and drug information knowledge platforms and robust
software solutions.

Health Language's medical content terminology databases and software solutions
enable hospitals, electronic medical record system providers (EMRs) and payers
around the globe to manage, update and map disparate medical vocabularies and
administrative codes used in U.S. and international settings. MTM is expected
to see rapid growth as healthcare entities become increasingly interconnected
and the need for sharing clinical data grows. This trend has been accelerated
by Meaningful Use legislation in the U.S., promoting the use of electronic
health records and evidence-based medicine to improve quality standards in
health care.

"Medical terminology management is quickly emerging as a core point-of-care
market as hospitals, EMRs and payers are increasingly focused on
interoperability of systems to realize the advantages of healthcare
information technology," said Arvind Subramanian, President & CEO, Wolters
Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. "Health Language has built a leadership
position in meeting this important interoperability need. This acquisition
allows Wolters Kluwer Health to enhance its current market leading
point-of-care solutions and better position its customers to fully leverage
existing and emerging healthcare quality and reimbursement initiatives. The
acquisition also provides Wolters Kluwer Health with greater access to payers,
key customers for various Health Language offerings."

Health Language databases and software products include more than 180 standard
terminologies and proprietary content sets to enable easier information
sharing across many healthcare information technology systems. The company
also provides clinical content and professional services to enable
interoperability, web-based terminology mapping, Meaningful Use compliance and
ICD-10 conversion, a system of coding created by the World Health Organization
that is in various phases of implementation worldwide.

"Over the past 12 years, we have built trusted solutions for healthcare
providers, payers and EHR vendors to address data management challenges—from
legislative measures and new care models, to data analysis and enhanced
decision support," said George Schwend, President and CEO of Health Language.
"We are energized by this new chapter with Wolters Kluwer Health and look
forward to supporting their focus on further extending their industry reach
and offering the most robust point-of-care products and services available in
the market."

The company's products and services are highly complementary with those of
Wolters Kluwer Health, which is an industry leader in providing a
comprehensive suite of point-of-care products and services, including
evidence-based clinical disease and drug information knowledge platforms,
clinical documentation software and clinical surveillance and pharmacy
productivity software solutions.

Health Language is headquartered in Denver, Colorado and has approximately 85
employees.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the
receipt of required regulatory approvals. Terms of the acquisition were not
disclosed. For more information on Wolters Kluwer Health, visit
www.wolterskluwerhealth.com. For more information on Health Language, visit
www.healthlanguage.com.

Triple Tree, LLC acted as exclusive advisor to Health Language, Inc.

About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) 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 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ovid^®, Medknow,
UpToDate^®, Medi-Span^®, Facts & Comparisons^®, Pharmacy OneSource^®,
Lexicomp^® and ProVation^® Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global
information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2011 annual revenues of €3.4
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.

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