Wolters Kluwer Health and the American College of Physicians (ACP) Expand Publishing Partnership to Offer ACP Smart Medicine Database on OvidSP
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Newswise — New York, NY (September 23, 2013) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a world leader in healthcare information solutions, announced today that ACP Smart Medicine, an evidence-based clinical reference tool produced by the American College of Physicians, one of the world’s most influential physician associations, will be available on its OvidSP medical research platform. In addition to ACP Smart Medicine, ACP’s peer-reviewed clinical journal, Annals of Internal Medicine and the Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR) database, which includes the ACP Journal Club, are among the world’s leading clinical resources available in one destination on OvidSP.
"With content developed and reviewed by experienced physicians, the ACP is highly regarded as one of the world’s most reliable sources of clinical guidance. We’re pleased to offer ACP Smart Medicine to our global user base, particularly relevant for internal medicine physicians and other practitioners and students for clinical recommendations, while working within OvidSP,” said Andrew Richardson, Vice President Business Development Wolters Kluwer Health, Medical Research.
ACP Smart Medicine provides trusted clinical recommendations for internists and other physicians, nurses, hospital managers, medical school faculty and students. ACP Smart Medicine includes approximately 500 diagnosis and treatment recommendations that address a variety of medical specialties and focus on clinical conditions that clinicians encounter frequently. Written in a concise, easy-to-read format, the recommendations include:
• Key points on the disease or condition
• Instructions on diagnosis and differential diagnosis tables
• Evidence ratings
• Common and effective therapy recommendations
• Tables of prescribed drugs for specific conditions
• Follow-up procedures
• Patient education information
• Links to current, underlying evidence
Information on cost-effectiveness, efficacy, and complications is also included to help health care providers weigh the cost of care.
Like all Ovid-subscribed resources, ACP Smart Medicine is searchable together with EBMR, MEDLINE®, EMBASE and other resources on Ovid using just a single search query. Results from all searched resources are displayed in a single list, saving researchers valuable time.
About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 137,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.
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.