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November 28, 2015 9:23 AM ET

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Company Overview of Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Company Overview

Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. provides information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, and pharmacy sectors. The company offers Facts & Comparisons, a drug information solution; Health Language, which provides healthcare terminology management solutions and professional services; Lexicomp, which provides drug reference and data solutions for the healthcare industry; and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, which publishes professional health information reference and hand books, textbooks, journals, and newsletters. It also provides Medicom that provides drug information and services; Medi-Span, a software for drug data solutions; Medknow, Publications, a portfolio of...

Two Commerce Square

2001 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

United States

Founded in 1978





Key Executives for Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Operations
Chief Executive Officer of Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting
Chief Executive Officer of Pharma Solutions and President of Pharma Solutions
Age: 62
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Key Developments

Wolters Kluwer Appoints Diana Nole as CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health, Effective September 2015

Wolters Kluwer announced the appointment of Diana Nole as CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health starting in September. Ms. Nole will report to Nancy McKinstry, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer, and succeeds Mr. Robert Becker, who retired in May, 2015. Ms. Nole most recently served as President for the Digital Medical Solutions Division of Carestream Health. In that role, she oversaw all operations for the $1 billion provider of healthcare equipment, software and services with R&D sites globally. She led the successful integration of acquisitions which boosted the breadth and depth of the portfolio.

Practice Fusion Adds Medi-Span Drug Database to EHR Platform Impacting 4 Million e-Prescriptions a Month

Practice Fusion announced that it is partnering with Wolters Kluwer Health to integrate the Medi-Span® core drug database, resource for prescription and over-the-counter drug information and drug interactions, into the Practice Fusion EHR platform. The medical professionals that use the Practice Fusion EHR will have access to the latest medication information and recommended dosages when they e-prescribe medications to patients. Key Points about the Practice Fusion- Medi-Span Integration: the integration helps provide physicians with up-to-date medication information and dosages when e-prescribing through the Practice Fusion platform; providers are alerted about their patients' potential drug-drug or drug-allergy interactions. These drug-drug or-drug allergy interactions adversely affect over 2 million Americans per year; impacting more than 4 million e-prescriptions per month sent by Practice Fusion's 112,000 active medical professionals; over 5,000 prescription medication orders can be pre-configured through the Practice Fusion EHR to save providers time and reduce prescription errors. The integration of the Medi-Span database into the Practice Fusion EHR will help ensure that providers using the Practice Fusion EHR have the latest information on therapeutics, including newly approved medications. Medi-Span content also provides pre-configured prescription medication orders for more than 5,000 of the most common prescriptions, enabling e-prescribing providers to more easily enter prescriptions, while helping to reduce medication prescription errors. Providers save time by getting relevant and up-to-date prescription medication information directly through the Practice Fusion EHR, and patients can get the right medication they need. Clinical decision support interventions through Medi-Span drug-drug and drug-allergy checks offer real-time alerts to providers about possible drug interactions that could otherwise affect their patients' health.

Wolters Kluwer Health Launches UpToDate Anywhere in Japan

Wolters Kluwer Health has announced the launch of UpToDate Anywhere in Japan. UpToDate Anywhere enables Japanese hospitals and healthcare organizations to provide clinicians with mobile access to UpToDate, the acclaimed evidence-based clinical decision support resource. Hospitals and healthcare systems in Japan that have a strategic objective to enhance workflow integration can opt to embed UpToDate in their electronic medical record systems. This allows clinicians to search UpToDate with fewer clicks and without additional windows or log-ins. UpToDate Anywhere users in Japanese healthcare organizations benefit in particular from Search in person's Own Language, a customizable suite of multi-language search and navigation tools enabling clinicians to pose clinical questions in several languages, including Japanese. The intuitive auto-complete feature of UpToDate search also predicts words or phrases in Japanese to deliver faster search results.

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