|[February 20, 2014]
Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Global Launch of UpToDate Anywhere, mHealth Decision Support Resource
ORLANDO, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for
healthcare professionals and students, announced today the global launch
of UpToDate® Anywhere, enabling hospitals and healthcare
organizations worldwide to provide clinicians with mobile access to its
acclaimed clinical decision support resource anytime, anywhere and with
local-language search and navigation. The announcement, made during the HIMSS14
Annual Conference & Exhibition, expands access of UpToDate
Anywhere beyond the U.S. and Canada to all major markets worldwide,
initially in Australia and New Zealand.
UpToDate Anywhere provides hospitals, healthcare systems and hospital
trusts with robust tools to streamline user registration for, and
ongoing management of mobile access to UpToDate for clinicians. CMIOs in
the US and Canada are already leveraging UpToDate Anywhere to achieve
workflow integration objectives by embedding UpToDate in electronic
medical record (EMR) systems such as Epic and Cerner (News - Alert). Physicians who use
UpToDate to research clinical questions are also eligible to earn CME
credit with every search.
A recent worldwide survey by UpToDate* revealed that doctors and
healthcare institutions are increasingly implementing mobile health
strategies to drive adoption of devices like the iPad® as clinical
tools. The survey found that 77% of doctors use a smartphone during
practice and 70% use mobile devices for clinical decision support. With
mobile app, doctors get actionable answers to point-of-care
questions on-site, at satellite offices, at home or on the go.
Ranked first among "The best medical apps for your new iPhone (News - Alert)" by iMedicalApps
and rated as one of "The Best Apps in Publishing" by EContent Magazine,
UpToDate is available in iOS, Android (News - Alert)™ and Windows 8 mobile platforms as
well as via any mobile internet browser. Over 181,000 clinicians are
already using the UpToDate mobile app worldwide.
Supporting the global launch of UpToDate Anywhere is Search in Your
Own Language, a customizable suite of local-language search and
navigation tools that allow clinicians to research clinical questions in
their native languag. It streamlines searching for clinical information
and graded recommendations by leveraging an advanced, patent-pending
translation system for search terms in Simplified and Traditional
Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese and
English. The intuitive auto-complete feature of UpToDate search also
predicts words or phrases in a clinician's native language to deliver
"Helping clinicians quickly find the best answers to their clinical
questions at the bedside, in the clinic or wherever they may be is a
central component of our mission to improve care worldwide," said Denise
Basow, MD, Vice President and General Manager, UpToDate at Wolters
Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. "The global launch of UpToDate
Anywhere, coupled with a concerted effort to embed UpToDate within the
leading EMR systems, advances that mission by ensuring clinicians have
quick access to trusted clinician information at the point of care and
a video about UpToDate Anywhere enabling mobile healthcare.
UpToDate Anywhere will be featured at HIMSS14 in booth #1346. Follow
UpToDate on Facebook,
*UpToDate 2014 Survey of 930 practitioners in 68 countries.
About Wolters Kluwer Health
Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business
intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry.
Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters
Kluwer Health's customers include professionals, institutions and
students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands
Williams & Wilkins, Medicom®,
Medical and UpToDate®.
Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters
Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company.
Wolters Kluwer had 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion),
employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations
in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and
Latin America. Follow our official Twitter (News - Alert) handle: @WKHealth.
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