Agreement Improves Point of Care

Published Online: Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Wolters Kluwer Health (WKHealth) and Cerner Corp have entered into an agreement to improve point-of-care decision support in Integrated Delivery Networks and hospitals. Drug and medical data from WKHealth's SKOLAR MD and Clineguide Order Sets will be incorporated into the Cerner Millennium clinical knowledge system, called Executable Knowledge. The integration will strengthen the medical, pharmacy, and nursing information clinicians can access using Executable Knowledge to help improve patient outcomes and reduce medical errors.

"Our combined offering enhances decision support by providing practitioners with immediate access to the most relevant information needed to treat patients effectively,"commented Ken Killion, chief executive officer of Wolters Kluwer Health's Clinical Tools business unit.

SKOLAR MD, an Internet-based knowledge system, allows health care professionals to quickly find answers to specific clinical questions through a single integrated search of textbooks, quick-answer guides, evidence-based medicine sources, pharmaceutical references, journals, and patient education material. Furthermore, the agreement will include the integration of Clin-eguide Order Sets, groups of orders pertaining to specific topics or problems related to >200 clinical conditions and supported by links to full Clin-eguide content.

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