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Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that it has partnered with Cerner Corporation to develop a dynamic clinical documentation solution. The solution will leverage evidence-based ProVation® Clinic Note content and clinical decision support which, when embedded with Cerner Millennium®, will guide physician documentation and capture critical information at the point of care.
This new agreement aims to create a state-of-the-art physician documentation solution. Specifically, as physicians review results, place orders and manage the problem list within Millennium, the solution will capture the necessary portions of documentation for the care being provided, with only relevant sections of the document rendering to physicians based on their role, the venue in which they are providing care, and the condition for which they are treating the patient.
“As physicians have transitioned from paper to the usage of Electronic Medical Records, the patient’s story has been lost. Our agreement with Wolters Kluwer Health will allow us to preserve the narrative while structuring key aspects of the note that then can be leveraged for clinical decision support to record and review more relevant information at the point of care,” said Brian Lancaster, Vice President, Physician Strategy, Cerner. “This will allow physicians to improve the quality of care they are providing while maintaining the highest levels of productivity.”
ProVation Clinic Note provides custom content specifically designed for EMR vendors. When embedded in an EMR system, it allows clinicians to quickly and easily create robust, evidence-based, structured physician documentation for patient encounters. Offering thousands of topics covering more than 30 specialties, ProVation Clinic Note delivers content across multiple patient settings, including ambulatory, inpatient and the emergency department.
“Cerner shares our vision of finding the most efficient and clinician-friendly ways to deliver the comprehensive information and intuitive tools physicians need to streamline clinical processes and improve overall quality and compliance,” said Mike Haldane, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “This dynamic documentation solution represents a convergence of two health IT industry leaders and the natural progression of our ProVation software from procedure documentation to advanced, intuitive clinical decision support that will drive safer, better and more cost-effective care.”