Wolters Kluwer Health Improves Software That Provides Trusted Answers to Clinicians' Point-of-Care Questions Lippincott Advisor Features New Touch-Screen Interface and Enhanced User Workflow

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that Lippincott's Nursing Advisor is getting a usability facelift and a new, shorter name.  Now called "Lippincott Advisor" to better reflect its growing use beyond nursing, the leading online clinical decision-support solution used at the bedside features a clean, new look and improved navigation and search.

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While keeping all of its trusted content and features loved by nurses, Lippincott Advisor has been enhanced to deliver an even more user-friendly experience.  The product now includes flat-screen technology and a new touch-friendly layout — putting its power at the clinician's fingertip.  In addition, the icons are now bathed in vivid colors and have been organized so the content is even easier to navigate.

The software facilitates even faster access to topics and entries and a fully updated search capability.  Users now can search all content or any single topic set from any screen, or use pull-down menus and a new alphabetical index to quickly find the answers they need.  Customization features also have been boosted, including the ability for administrators to add facility name and/or logo and to choose an alternate landing page.

"Lippincott Advisor is now even more user friendly and easier to navigate," said Judith McCann, MSN, RN, Chief Nurse, Professional & Education, Wolters Kluwer Health.  "We're going to continue to ensure that all of our customers get the best, most up-to-date decision-support information available immediately when and where they need it."

At the same time, the name change allows Wolters Kluwer Health to move forward in expanding the product to reach other clinical disciplines.  In addition to nurses, many customers are providing access to the product as a knowledge resource for clinical educators, technicians, therapists, assistants and practitioners.

"We are already seeing other clinicians and non-clinical departments within hospitals use the product, including diagnostics labs, health information management departments, transcriptionists and billing centers," continued McCann.  "We'll begin expanding additional content into these other areas over time based on market research and customer request."

In January, Wolters Kluwer Health announced a similar expansion strategy for Lippincott Procedures™, one of the leading online point-of-care procedure solutions for clinicians, and a sister product to Lippincott Advisor.  Originally designed specifically for nurses, Lippincott Procedures also is being marketed to a broader customer base including both nursing and non-nursing clinicians.

Lippincott Advisor, part of the Lippincott Nursing Solutions suite, is available as a group subscription to 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 or to purchase, visit LippincottSolutions.com/Advisor, or call 855-695-5070, and follow Lippincott Nursing 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 and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health's customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Health Language®, Lexicomp®, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Medicom®, 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 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 handle: @WKHealth.

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