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Wolters Kluwer and IPSF collaborate to empower next generation of pharmacists with advanced drug information resources
- 06 Sep 2019

Wolters Kluwer, Health is collaborating with the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) to support young pharmacists with learning tools from the globally respected drug information resource Lexicomp®.

Based in The Hague, Netherlands, IPSF is the world's leading advocacy organisation for pharmacy and pharmaceutical science students and recent graduates. Together with Wolters Kluwer, IPSF will extend special member benefits on Lexicomp's leading drug information resources to about 350,000 IPSF members in over 90 countries.

For study or in clinical settings, pharmacy students can use Lexicomp to find answers to their medication-related questions quickly, using the Lexicomp mobile app with continuously-updated drug dosing and interaction information as well as popular textbooks like the Drug Information Handbook.

The collaboration with IPSF is the first student pharmacy partnership to be established through the Lexicomp Global Partner Program.

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Guthrie selects POC Advisor from Wolters Kluwer for faster Sepsis detection using AI technology
- 05 Sep 2019

Wolters Kluwer, Health has announced that Guthrie, a not-for-profit, integrated health care system in Pennsylvania and New York, has selected POC Advisor to aid in rapid, accurate detection and treatment of sepsis at its four area hospitals. Beginning with Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, a Regional Level II Trauma Center, POC Advisor will equip the 254-bed tertiary care hospital in northern Pennsylvania with expert solutions to accelerate sepsis care using evidence-based alerts for clinicians at the point of care.

The World Health Organization estimates sepsis globally affects over 30 million people annually, potentially leading to six million deaths. Mortality rates increase by six to eight percent for every hour of delayed treatment. Every hour matters and to manage sepsis hazards effectively, healthcare organizations need earlier detection and truly accurate alerting tools. Too many false-positive alerts can leave providers vulnerable to alert fatigue and missed alerts that are legitimate. In some cases, providers request to disable alert systems altogether because of frequent false-positive alerts.

With POC Advisor, hospitals can improve sepsis alert accuracy to 99 percent sensitivity and 97 percent specificity. At Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital's emergency department, POC Advisor will analyse patient data within the EHR and apply hundreds of different clinical scenarios to identify escalating conditions sooner in the course of care, ensuring a rapid response with sepsis treatment bundles.

By using artificial intelligence (AI), POC Advisor adds smarter, advanced sepsis detection into the clinical workflow. At Guthrie, where providers rely heavily on documenting patient conditions in text notes, natural language processing (NLP) scours clinical notes for critical information missing from EHR data that might indicate sepsis. For healthcare organisations, not only does clinical surveillance technology like POC Advisor integrated with EHRs improve outcomes, but it also lower costs. According to a peer-reviewed study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), POC Advisor demonstrated a reduction in mortality of sepsis patients by 53 percent, and a reduction in related 30-day readmissions by 31 percent.

Supporting Guthrie's multidisciplinary approach to care, POC Advisor joins several resources from Wolters Kluwer currently leveraged by Guthrie across the continuum of care. These include: Integrated Patient Education; Lexicomp®; Lippincott® Procedures and NursingCenter® CEConnection; Medi-Span®; and UpToDate® Advanced.

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DynaMed announces product enhancements and new platform features
- 23 Aug 2019

DynaMed®, EBSCO Information Services' (EBSCO) flagship clinical decision support tool, has announced product enhancements and new platform features, replacing all prior versions of DynaMed. The new features and functionality are designed to create a customised user experience tailored for today's clinician. DynaMed is designed to facilitate efficient, evidence-based patient care, providing the most current clinical evidence at unprecedented speed.

Roughly one million new research articles are published each year, and hundreds of clinical practice guidelines are being updated in that same timeframe. Clinicians are inundated with information and expected to keep current on the latest clinical evidence and evaluate the trustworthiness of these new findings before implementing them into practice. This constant influx of new information coupled with the demands of patient care present a challenge for all clinicians.

DynaMed's new enhancements are designed to provide a personalised, user-friendly experience that will save time and enable clinicians to focus on patient care. With easy integration into hospital systems linked to the Electronic Health Record (EHR), a responsive platform design and a streamlined mobile app, DynaMed is accessible anytime, anywhere. Made possible by its shift to a cloud-based system, the platform offers a personalised user experience, providing clinicians with easy access to information via the browse specialty functionality, a recently viewed topics section, and updates tailored to their specific interests.

DynaMed has also made it easier for clinicians looking to support lifelong learning. Continuous tracking of DynaMed usage allows physicians and other advanced care providers to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits and Part II Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points with every search.

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McGraw-Hill expands its Connect Master suite of course materials
- 22 Aug 2019

McGraw-Hill, the leader in learning science and digital learning tools, has announced the expansion of its Connect Master® suite of course materials, with more than 60,000 college students expected to use these innovative, digital-first products this fall. Built with McGraw-Hill's adaptive technology, Connect Master courses provide affordable active learning experiences to improve students' engagement, critical thinking skills and ability to apply knowledge to real-world challenges.

Connect Master products are currently available in six course areas - Non-Majors Biology, Economics, Principles of Marketing, Introduction to Business, Computer Concepts and Student Success. Additional courses, including Introduction to Communication and Principles of Management, are expected to be added in 2020, and the company has plans to continue the expansion to cover more than 35 top course areas within the next few years.

Built to align with instructional goals using adaptive, modular technology, Connect Master gives instructors the flexibility to configure and tailor material by topic or key learning objective. Course content is dynamic, highly interactive and continually updated to ensure it is current. Key concepts are enhanced by adaptive questions, individualised study tools, practical assessments and other learning resources for students.

Through this active, application-based learning approach, students are empowered to practice and demonstrate what they know, progressing through the course as they master each topic.

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OpenAthens develops proprietary software solution designed to enhance the set-up process for libraries
- 21 Aug 2019

Technology solutions provider OpenAthens has developed a proprietary software solution designed to enhance the set-up process for customers joining its community.

The company, which works with librarians and publishers at organisations and businesses across the world to ensure users have quick and easy access to online resources, has developed and tested the automated internal tool which is now being used as part of the onboarding process when library customers join the global platform.

The tool provides an insight into which access methods publishers are using so libraries will benefit from a significantly reduced set-up phase.

The bespoke algorithm which underpins the software has been developed to provide an almost instant resource checker which flags whether publishers are using SAML (federated), or IP (proxied) access or neither of these. The resulting report then enables the OpenAthens team to start work much earlier with publishers not already part of the federation which would require additional set-up time.

The software removes the previous manual process and time-intensive assessment that is typically undertaken by the implementation specialist to identify which access method is used for every single vendor. With the proliferation of online published content growing all the time, publishers are many and varied around the world and have different expectations and knowledge of how a federated access works.

With the development of this internal tool, OpenAthens - a service provider at its core - has demonstrated its commitment to supporting librarians and publishers worldwide to implement and manage its services and provide simple access to knowledge for the benefit of their users.

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