Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Enhanced Patient Education Leaflets in Lexicomp Online

  Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Enhanced Patient Education Leaflets in
  Lexicomp Online

Business Wire

HUDSON, Ohio -- October 30, 2012

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare
professionals and students, announced today that Lexicomp and UpToDate, both
part of Wolters Kluwer Health, have collaborated to enhance the patient
education leaflets in the Lexicomp Online product to include new and updated
content.

As a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, Lexicomp collaborated with UpToDate to
enhance the overall patient education offering in Lexicomp Online. As a
result, Lexicomp Online now offers an increased number of leaflets in the
areas of Conditions, Procedures, Discharge Instructions, and Healthy Living,
totaling more than 2300 leaflets, all of which are available in both English
and Spanish. Lexicomp Online also offers more than 1800 adult medication
leaflets and more than 1000 pediatric medication leaflets. All leaflets are
written in a clear, concise, easy-to-read format (5^th to 7^th grade reading
level) and are available in up to 19 languages to help support compliance and
promote patient safety to a diverse patient population.

“Highly respected in their industries, these are two companies within our
organization that have worked together, pooling their resources, to enhance
these leaflets which are critical to a patient’s understanding of their
medications and conditions,” commented David Del Toro, Vice President &
General Manager, Clinical Drug Information at Wolters Kluwer Health. “It’s
important that all patients can obtain easy-to-read educational information
about their medications, treatments, and conditions, and we are proud to
announce this unique offering.”

Later this quarter, Wolters Kluwer Health will announce an upcoming
enhancement to the patient education delivery capability of materials within
Lexicomp Online, including a new and improved API along with HL7 Info Button
compliance. This improved functionality will give healthcare systems the
ability to include the full suite of patient education leaflets and build
links to these patient education leaflets from within their workflow.

About Lexicomp

Lexicomp is a leading provider of drug reference and data solutions for the
healthcare industry. Pharmacists, physicians, nurses and dentists worldwide
depend on the comprehensive, point-of-care information provided by Lexicomp to
help enhance medication safety, improve patient outcomes and increase
efficiency. Lexicomp drug information is accessible online, on the latest
smartphones and tablets devices, and through integration with health
information systems. An extensive library of print titles is also available.
To learn more about Lexicomp drug information solutions, call 800.837.5394,
330.650.6506 or visit www.lexi.com.

Lexicomp is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of
information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the
healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a
market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues
of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).

Contact:

Wolters Kluwer Health|Clinical Solutions
Meagan McCord
Marketing Communications Specialist
330-650-6506
Meagan.mccord@wolterskluwer.com
 
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