HealthMarch 01, 2013

Lexicomp and UpToDate Collaborate to Launch Integrated Patient Education for Hospitals, EMRs and Other Healthcare Applications

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that it has leveraged functionality from its Lexicomp® and UpToDate® solutions to create a comprehensive, embedded patient education offering for hospitals. The Integrated Patient Education solution allows pharmacists, physicians and nurses to easily access patient education from within applications they use most often, minimizing disruptions to daily workflow, improving efficiency and enhancing patient care.

Available in up to 19 languages, the Integrated Patient Education solution provides consistent information between Lexicomp and UpToDate, helping to eliminate the potential for discrepancies or conflicting data. Patients and family members receive reliable and consistent information from clinicians, and hospitals experience increased efficiencies, decreased costs, and improved patient outcomes by consolidating resource content through one vendor.

“Lexicomp and UpToDate are two of the most widely-respected drug and disease resources in the industry, and this unique collaboration brings together a truly advantageous content collaboration for hospitals,” stated David Del Toro, Vice President & General Manager, Clinical Drug Information, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “As healthcare organizations seek the most efficient and effective ways to enhance clinical decision support and patient education initiatives, the Integrated Patient Education solution provides an innovative foundation for the future of healthcare delivery.”