Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) and Norfolk, VA-based Sentara Healthcare are implementing Wolters Kluwer Health’s Ovid® Synthesis Clinical Evidence Manager solution, to support evidence-based clinical research initiatives. The cloud-based workflow tool will specifically support HPMC’s Shared Governance Program and Sentara’s Healthcare Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program.
Ovid Synthesis Clinical Evidence Manager, launched in 2022, increases the efficiency of the entire clinical research process, from streamlining literature review and evidence appraisal with artificial intelligence (AI) to increasing collaboration between departments and facilitating decisions about dissemination.
Simplifying the evidence-based research process
“Sentara has used Ovid for years to help our clinicians with research,” said Suzanne Duncan, MSLS, Director of Library Services for Sentara Healthcare. “We have now added Ovid Synthesis Clinical Evidence Manager to assist with all our clinical research and tracking, as well as compliance for Magnet recognition and renewal. Based on our experience, we anticipate productive research support from this new product.”
Complementing Ovid’s premium medical content, Ovid Synthesis Clinical Evidence Manager offers easy-to-use tools to empower clinical students and experienced professionals with varying levels of research experience to carry out projects. Standardized workflows with configurable templates create a structured and supportive environment that helps all projects adhere to best practice.
Increasing project visibility & accelerating time to impact
Lourdes Casao, Director of the Education Department for CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, shared: “We are investing in Ovid across our content and technology-based workflows, to support the education department as well as assisting in the rollout of Shared Governance throughout the medical center. The Shared Governance rollout is a collaboration between our caregivers and leadership to improve patient care, streamline the work environment, and ensure the most accurate, up-to-date information is available to the care teams – Ovid Synthesis is a key element in this initiative.”
In addition to critical workflow tools, Ovid Synthesis Clinical Evidence Manager offers executive and project-level dashboards for real-time visibility into research and evidence practice across an organization. Hospitals, health systems, and educational institutions can now track ongoing research to avoid project duplication and ensure the resulting clinical practice improvements are based on the latest medical evidence and can be implemented into practice efficiently.
Impacting evidence-based practices
In addition to Sentara and HPMC, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and other institutions have also started to leverage Ovid Synthesis Clinical Evidence Manager to expedite dissemination of critical information across organizations.