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Steward Health Care Taps Wolters Kluwer Health for Solutions to Reduce Care Variation across 38-Hospital Network


Largest U.S. private, for-profit ACO targets standardization of care
throughout care continuum

Kluwer Health
today announced that Steward
Health Care
has selected Wolters Kluwer as the trusted source for a
range of technology solutions that deliver the latest evidence and
clinical surveillance within natural workflows that engage doctors,
nurses, allied health professionals as well as patients. The
collaboration is part of Steward's forward-looking strategy to reduce
variability in care across its large integrated care network that is
projected to care for three million lives in 2018.

"As a fast-growing organization, we are focused on ensuring patients
benefit from the best possible standards of care at every Steward
hospital," said Dr. Joseph Weinstein, the Chief Medical Officer for
Steward Health Care. "With Wolters Kluwer Health, Steward is confident
our nurses and doctors are relying on the most current, evidence-based
knowledge and technology that is optimized for their unique workflows.
Across our widespread population, our patients are safer as we implement
tools to detect infections more quickly and accurately."

As the largest private, for-profit hospital operator in the United
States, Steward Health Care is a physician-led health care services
organization based in Dallas, Texas. Steward operates 38 community
hospitals with 7,300 beds in the United States and in Malta.

"Steward Health Care is truly in the vanguard focused on improving
clinical effectiveness by balancing the quality and cost equation," said
Diana Nole, CEO at Wolters Kluwer Health. "We remain committed to
supporting Steward as they realize a system-wide strategy for
standardizing higher quality care and increased patient safety with
resources that span Steward's far-reaching continuum of care."

Turning to Wolters Kluwer Health, Steward is equipping nursing and
medical staff with resources to increase quality and improve outcomes.
Nurses are empowered for point of care decision-making, continuing
education and faster staff on-boarding with Lippincott
Procedures, Advisor, Professional Development Collection, and Blended
. Clinicians can research questions in over 100 million
journals, texts, books and multimedia using Ovid.
In the age of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, Steward's infection
prevention teams are using Sentri7
throughout the health system to detect infections sooner and treat
patients more effectively. These resources complement Steward's
long-time reliance on UpToDate,
the evidence-based clinical decision support system from Wolters Kluwer
Health that is trusted by clinicians around the world to make the best
decisions for patient care.

About Wolters Kluwer

N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services
and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk
and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make
critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine
deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of trusted clinical
technology and evidence-based solutions that support clinicians,
patients, researchers and students with advanced clinical decision
support, learning and research and clinical intelligence. For more
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