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Australian College of Nurse Practitioners chooses Wolters Kluwer’s evidence-based clinical decision support solution UpToDate

Posted Oct 14, 2020

The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) has chosen Wolters Kluwer, Health's evidence-based clinical decision support solution UpToDate, which ACNP purchased through Wolters Kluwer channel partner Clinician's Matrix, in order to better assist its members and their patients.

ACNP President, Leanne Boase, has used UpToDate throughout her career as a nurse practitioner (NP) and says it is an extremely valuable resource to support her research and clinical decisions. Additionally, being a cloud-based solution, UpToDate enables NPs to access critical clinical decision support on any device, anywhere they are treating patients.

“Depending on where our members work, and in what sector of the health industry, the availability of resources varies greatly,” Boase explains. “Today, there are even more NPs moving into private practice, so we wanted to provide members with a real benefit that can help them wherever they see patients.”

The ACNP is currently promoting UpToDate to its membership of over 1200 Nurse Practitioners. The promotion is offered through its Member Benefits on the ACNP website and is included in its monthly communications to members, via the ACNP member newsletter In Focus.

“The decision was made to offer UpToDate in March 2020, before COVID-19. However, the information made available to ACNP Members on COVID-19, particularly at the beginning of the pandemic, was very helpful,” Boase said. “We are always looking to add value for our members and had never used anything like this before. UpToDate is a great resource for NPs to support them in their clinical decisions with their patients’ treatment. We have now ensured these tools are available for NPs around Australia, via ACNP.” 

“Clinician’s Matrix have been instrumental in helping practitioners and health professionals across Australia to leverage the power of UpToDate’s clinical decision support solution, particularly as the pandemic continues to change the way healthcare is delivered,” said Hong Nguyen, Regional Director, Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer, Health.

“The partnership with the ACNP is particularly important in this time of crisis, where clinical information is changing overnight.  Since January of this year, we have made over 600 updates to 42 COVID-19 topics, with more than 12 million views of our content. We are committed to supporting the ACNP community now and in the future.”

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 2019 annual revenues of €4.6 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 19,000 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 in effective decision-making and outcomes across healthcare. We support clinical effectiveness, learning and research, clinical surveillance and compliance, as well as data solutions.

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About the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP)

The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is the national peak organisation for Nurse Practitioners, advancing nursing practice and consumer access to health care.  We actively seek opportunities to contribute to improvements to safety, quality and access to health care, and support our members.

Editorial Note: How the UpToDate ACNP partnership operates

ACNP Members can get access to the UpToDate platform via the ACNP Membership benefits on the website. 

For more details visit: https://www.acnp.org.au/index.cfm?display=1007465