Wolters Kluwer announces the appointment of Denise Basow, M.D., as President & CEO of its Clinical Effectiveness Business Unit and David Del Toro as President & CEO of its Clinical Software Solutions Business Unit effective August 1, 2015.
Formed from the Clinical Solutions unit, part of the Health Division, the two new business units were created to drive Wolters Kluwer's key growth initiatives within the healthcare market and to support tighter integration among its industry leading suite of point of care solutions.
"Healthcare is a dynamic industry that demands rapid development and iteration of next-generation solutions. We have great confidence that, under the capable leadership of Denise and David, this new structure will enable our highly experienced teams to accelerate innovation and geographic expansion," said Nancy McKinstry, CEO & Chairman of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer.
Clinical Effectiveness brings together the company's Clinical Decision Support (UpToDate®, UpToDate Anywhere) and Clinical Drug Information (Lexicomp®, Medi-Span® and Facts & Comparisons®) solutions. Clinical Software Solutions merges Clinical Documentation (ProVation®) with patient surveillance, pharmacy workflow and compliance, and terminology management solutions from Clinical Terminology & Surveillance (Pharmacy OneSource®, Health Language®).
Dr. Basow was previously Vice President & General Manager, Clinical Decision Support. She joined Wolters Kluwer in 2008 as part of its acquisition of UpToDate, where she served as editor-in-chief. Previously, Dr. Basow practiced primary care medicine.
Mr. Del Toro previously served as Vice President & General Manager, Clinical Documentation. He joined Wolters Kluwer in 2006 and has been in health IT for 30 years.