Wolters Kluwer, Health has donated three market-leading clinical decision support (CDS) tools - UpToDate®, Lexicomp®, and Lippincott Procedures® - to Mercy Ships, a global humanitarian organization that operates two floating hospitals serving underprivileged populations.
The donated software will support doctors, nurses, and clinical staff working on the Africa Mercy®, and the newer, recently launched ship, the Global Mercy®. With these donations, clinicians aboard both ships will have essential CDS resources to aid them in providing the best care to vulnerable patients in remote areas of Africa.
The two-part goal of the new Global Mercy is not only to treat patients in a state-of-the-art hospital, but also to help train clinicians in a part of the world where the latest clinical training and evidence can be hard to find. In addition to treatment, thousands of African healthcare workers will receive training, mentoring, and access to critical decision support tools to then change lives positively in their communities.
The Global Mercy joins the Africa Mercy, which has had a dramatic impact on patients and staff through access to the same trusted CDS resources provided by Wolters Kluwer since 2018.
With UpToDate, Lexicomp, and Lippincott Procedures apps installed on the ships’ tablets, clinicians on board will be able to access the most recent medical research and evidence-based recommendations, harmonized drug information, and step-by-step guidance on nursing procedures critically needed to treat patients.Click here to read the original press release.