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Wolters Kluwer Health Improves User Access to Drug Comparative Efficacy Information in Lexicomp Online

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HUDSON, Ohio -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Lexicomp® Online™, its hospital-wide referential drug information solution, has integrated drug comparative efficacy content into its primary drug database. This will support healthcare professionals in making safe medication decisions with access to drug comparison reviews in fewer clicks without interrupting their workflow.

With a vision of offering the most robust drug information resources on the market, Wolters Kluwer Health has been bringing together the strongest clinical content and tools from its referential resources Lexicomp® and Facts & Comparisons®. For several years, Lexicomp Online has offered its users access to respected Facts and Comparisons comparative efficacy information from the Formulary Monograph Service as a separate module. This new enhancement integrates comparative efficacy data directly into Lexicomp drug monographs, including links within the monograph to more in-depth comparative information, saving clinicians time and supporting safe medication decisions by providing immediate access information on drug classes and role in therapy relevant to the specific drug being researched.

“Clinicians and other healthcare professionals have long been fans of our drug comparison reviews and tables, but wanted a more convenient way to reach them,” stated Steven Kerscher, Vice President & General Manager, Clinical Drug Information, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “Lexicomp Online has streamlined the process, incorporating important comparative efficacy content right into the drug monograph. Inspired by customer feedback, we made this improvement to provide the most efficient and satisfying research experience for busy clinicians.”

Along with comparative efficacy integration, Lexicomp Online has also expanded its medical calculators module, adding 43 new calculators.

About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters 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 worldwide, clinicians rely on Wolters Kluwer Health’s market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions throughout their professional careers from training to research to practice. Major brands include Health Language®, Lexicomp®, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Medicom®, Medi-Span®, Medknow, Ovid®, Pharmacy OneSource®, ProVation® Medical and UpToDate®.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2013 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

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