2014

NADONA/LTC to Work with Wolters Kluwer Health to Certify Long-Term Care Content in Lippincott Advisor Association's Expertise in LTC to Help Ensure Lippincott Advisor Maintains Most Accepted and Up-to-Date Clinical Content

PHILADELPHIA, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced a collaboration with the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA/LTC) that will tap experts from the association's membership to review and certify Lippincott Advisor's long-term care-specific (LTC) content.  NADONA/LTC is one of the leading professional associations dedicated to supporting directors of nursing and senior nursing administrators working in long-term care.  Lippincott Advisor is the leading online clinical decision-support solution used by nurses and clinicians in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

A rotating team of experts culled from NADONA's membership and representing a spectrum of specialties will review all current Lippincott Advisor LTC "Diseases and Conditions" entries to ensure that each entry addresses the specific needs related to LTC.  Sherrie Dornberger, RN, GDCN, CDP, CDONA, FACDONA, Executive Director, NADONA/LTC, is handpicking the experts and will oversee the effort for NADONA.  The team ultimately will assist the Wolters Kluwer clinical team to ensure that each LTC entry addresses current clinical needs of residents in all types of long-term care facilities helping to ensure that every resident is receiving high quality care and that facility is meeting current regulatory requirements.

The agreement also calls for NADONA to continue the collaboration on an ongoing basis whereby its experts will review all of the existing and new LTC-specific Lippincott Advisor program entries annually.  The first round of NADONA-certification is expected to be complete by December 2014.

"Wolters Kluwer Health ensures that the content within Lippincott Advisor represents the latest and most current evidence-based research.  With long-term care being one of the most heavily regulated industries, it's critically important to understand both the federal guidelines as well as state-level regulations," said Dornberger.  "Where we add value is by tapping into our specialists who understand the idiosyncrasies of the regulations.  We'll ensure that Advisor reflects that understanding which will enable users to provide the highest quality-of-care to an increasingly acute population of long-term care residents."

"NADONA has been one of the leading advocates in long-term care for more than 25 years.  Input from their members is going to help us validate that Lippincott Advisor meets the needs of the long-term care community and today's LTC professionals," said Judith McCann, MSN, RN, Chief Nurse, Professional & Education, Wolters Kluwer Health.  "It's also going to help us ensure that Advisor's long-term care content is accurate, timely and relevant and can be trusted as a clinical decision-support product for LTC clinicians."

Lippincott Advisor is the leading online clinical decision-support solution in use at the bedside.  The product includes more than 10,000 collective entries of critical, evidence-based information spanning diseases, treatments, diagnostic tests, drugs, signs and symptoms, nursing care plans, core measures, hospital-acquired conditions, national guidelines and patient education.  The LTC market is served well by the product, which includes dedicated categories focusing on the special needs of all LTC facilities including the nursing home, long-term post-acute and sub-acute units and facilities, and independent and assisted living facilities.  Regardless of setting, Lippincott Advisor provides immediate, evidence-based answers to clinicians' most pressing health information questions.

Lippincott Advisor, part of the Lippincott Solutions suite, is available as a group subscription to long-term care facilities, hospitals and other healthcare facilities.  The product is accessible from any Internet-enabled device, including PCs and mobile devices such as iPad and Android tablets.  To learn more, contact a Wolters Kluwer Health Lippincott Solutions representative.  For more information or to purchase, call 855-695-5070 or visit LippincottSolutions.com, and follow Lippincott Solutions on Twitter @NurseSolutions.

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 (US$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. Follow our official Twitter handle: @WKHealth.   

About NADONA/LTC
Since 1986, the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA/LTC) has been the leading advocate and educational organization for DONs, ADONs and RNs in Long Term Care (LTC).  NADONA/LTC was founded by dedicated LTC professionals, and its board of trustees still consists of LTC professionals. We understand your daily challenges, and are here to provide you with the tools you need for professional success.   

Contact:


Tom Kivett

Robert Dekker

Managing Director

Vice President, Communications

Kivett & Company Communications

Wolters Kluwer Health

212-727-2935

215-521-8928

tkivett@kivettandco.com 

robert.dekker@wolterskluwer.com

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