Waltham, Mass. (June 8, 2010) UpToDate, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, announced today that it has been selected by IASIS Healthcare, LLC to provide clinical decision support in IASIS 16 U.S. hospitals. Wolters Kluwer Health is a provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy.
Located in Franklin, Tennessee, IASIS is an owner and operator of medium-sized acute care hospitals in high-growth urban and suburban markets in Arizona, Texas, Utah, Nevada, Louisiana and Florida. The company operates its hospitals with a strong community focus by offering and developing healthcare services targeted to the needs of the markets it serves, promoting strong relationships with physicians and working with local managed care plans. In support of those goals, IASIS has chosen UpToDate as its primary point-of-care decision support tool.
UpToDate is an evidence-based resource providing clinical answers to physicians and other medical professionals at the point of care. It includes more than 8,300 topics in 16 medical specialties, a complete drug database (in partnership with Lexi-Comp) and over 385,000 Medline references. Created by authors, editors and peer reviewers from leading medical institutions, UpToDate monitors a wide range of source materials, including more than 440 medical journals, guidelines published by major and international societies, and other resources to ensure the most recent findings are continuously incorporated into its content.
Research has shown use of UpToDate at hospitals is associated with improved patient safety, fewer complications and shorter length of stay. Over 12,000 facilities in 147 countries leverage UpToDate to improve patient care.