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Wolters Kluwer Health, Duke University Health System Collaboration Delivers Integration Interface for Leading EMR Platform

  Wolters Kluwer Health, Duke University Health System Collaboration Delivers
  Integration Interface for Leading EMR Platform

Collaboration Provides Duke EMR Users with Point of Care Access to ProVation^®
                                  Care Plans

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- November 30, 2012

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare
professionals and students, announced today general availability of its
integration interface between Epic and ProVation^® Care Plans. Developed in
collaboration with Duke University Health System, this interface enables
hospitals to create and customize care plans via the ProVation software and
then make finished care plans available in the Epic inpatient clinical
platform.

ProVation Care Plans is a software solution for efficient interdisciplinary
care plan creation, customization and maintenance. By offering best-in-class
care plans derived from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, along with embedded
links to the latest industry evidence, performance measures and quality
indicators, the software provides hospitals with the ability to define and
maintain a personalized care plans library. Further, the solution helps drive
clinical consensus on standards of care, while adhering to industry-accepted
nursing and medical diagnoses, goals and interventions.

“We rely on ProVation to more efficiently manage the process by which we
create and maintain evidence-based care plans and order sets based on clinical
content our clinicians trust. This integration expands those efficiencies to
the delivery of care plans to our multi-disciplinary teams for access at every
point in the care process,” said Kay Lytle, Director of Clinical IT Strategy,
Duke University Health System. “This collaboration will ultimately help Duke
achieve higher levels of quality and patient safety.”

Because ProVation’s platform is built using structured data, the process of
importing care plans into Epic is greatly simplified. Care plan problems,
interventions, goals, narratives and associated evidence links come across in
the import, as do valuable patient education teaching topics. Additionally,
the import ensures that only changed items are added to the EMR database
versus a complete overwrite of the care plans content. The simple data
migration technology streamlines the transfer of content from ProVation to the
EMR, ensuring that care plans are consistent and accurate.

Driven by the best available evidence, including UpToDate^®, Clin-eguide^® and
Ovid MEDLINE^®, ProVation Care Plans ensure that interdisciplinary care teams
have the information they need to enhance practice and demonstrate compliance
with credentialing and standards for Joint Commission and other regulatory
bodies. Created in partnership with Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, the leading
international publisher of nursing information, ProVation Care Plans provides
access to a wealth of Wolters Kluwer Health content, abstracts and full-text
articles.

“This collaboration will enhance the ability of EMR users to take their
quality objectives to the next level,” said Mike Haldane, Vice President and
General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical
Solutions. “Integrating ProVation Care Plans with Epic simplifies the
development and management process, improving productivity while reducing the
risk for error and liability and ultimately increasing bottom line results.”

About ProVation Medical
ProVation^® Medical provides procedure documentation and clinical decision
support solutions for hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. ProVation MD
and ProVation MultiCaregiver reduce transcription, paper storage and image
printing costs and deliver a high Return on Investment (ROI). ProVation^®
Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, put evidence-based
healthcare into practice by establishing and maintaining standards of care.

ProVation^® Medical 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).

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.

Contact:

Wolters Kluwer Health | ProVation Medical
Media Contact:
Lori Brokaw-Brown, 317-705-7618
Senior Marketing Communications Specialist
lori.brown@wolterskluwer.com