|11 July, 2019

Kings College Hospital London in UAE partners with Wolters Kluwer to deliver evidence-based patient care

The technology is available to physicians, nurses and pharmacists across all four KCH medical facilities in the Middle East

Dubai, UAE: Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of healthcare technology announced that Kings College Hospital London (KCH) in the UAE has chosen UpToDateÒAdvanced, the company’s flagship clinical decision support (CDS) solution.

The technology is available to physicians, nurses and pharmacists across all four KCH medical facilities in the Middle East to help advance the healthcare provider’s evidence-based clinical practice and support a strategy built on world-class service delivery. 

Healthcare service providers around the world are increasingly adopting evidence-based medicine (EBM) to improve clinical effectiveness and patient care. Kings College Hospital London in the UAE is leading the way in the region in promoting EBM as an approach to providing the highest quality healthcare services and delivering the best outcomes for patients.

UpToDate Advanced is a guided clinical decision support solution that uses algorithms and interactive pathways to provide recommendations tailored to individual patients.  Apart from supporting clinicians in their decision making, UpToDate® Advanced also tackles the issue of care variability even in the most common medical conditions.

Alaa Darwish, Country Manager for Middle East and Africa, Wolters Kluwer, said, “It is a privilege to support Kings College Hospital London in their mission to deliver the most effective care to patients in the UAE and the Middle East using the best available evidence.”

“UpToDate Advanced builds on the global success of UpToDate, which is used by over 1.7 million clinicians around the world to make care decisions based on the latest evidence and recommendations by leading experts around the world. On a broader level, it promotes healthcare excellence which is in line with the UAE’s vision to become among the best in healthcare services in the world.”

Christian Schuhmacher, Chief Executive Officer, King’s College Hospital London, Dubai, said, “Our goal is to provide evidence-based medicine that is centered on scientific findings and proven concepts and exactly deliver the amount of care that is needed; not more, not less, and cater to what the patient truly needs.”

“The whole driver behind the hospital investing in UpToDate Advanced is to achieve patient safety. It is therefore a very positive move for us to partner with Wolters Kluwer, which provides best in class clinical information resources that can help us achieve our objectives.” he added.

The university hospital brings more than 175 years of patient care experience to its UAE medical facilities located in Dubai Hills, Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, and Abu Dhabi, and continues to invest in innovative solutions that promote excellence in healthcare delivery and high-quality patient experience across all clinical services.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the clinicians, nurses, accountants, lawyers, and tax, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with advanced technology and services. 

Wolters Kluwer reported 2018 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 18,600 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. 

Wolters Kluwer provides trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that engage clinicians, patients, researchers and students with advanced clinical decision support, learning and research and clinical intelligence. For more information about our solutions, visit http://healthclarity.wolterskluwer.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @WKHealth. 

For more information, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. 

For further enquiries please contact:
Lisa Kean 
Senior Manager Regional Enterprise Marketing, EMEA 
Clinical Effectiveness
Tel: +44 7553 978 849 
lisa.kean@wolterskluwer.com

Lorey Fenton
Executive Director
LMC Communications FZE
Tel: +971 50 5879068
lorey@lmcdubai.com

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