Wolters Kluwer Converts 175 Customers, Migrates Nearly 1 Million Procedure Notes from EndoWorks to ProVation MD in 2016

Tampa General Hospital is Among More Than 260 EndoWorks Customers
That Have Moved to ProVation MD Since Olympus Announced its Departure
from the Endowriter Market

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CDSupportThe Health division of Wolters
Kluwer
, a leading global provider of information and point of
care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that its
roster of EndoWorks conversions to ProVation MD
®
for Gastroenterology (GI) continues to grow exponentially in advance of
Olympus’ departure from the endowriter market. Among the 175 healthcare
organizations that moved from EndoWorks to Wolters Kluwer’s
gastroenterology structured reporting software in 2016 was Tampa General
Hospital, whose 25 GI physicians are benefitting from streamlined
documentation and accelerated workflows.

More than 260 healthcare organizations have transitioned to ProVation MD
for GI—including successful migration of nearly 1 million historical
procedure notes—since being named by Olympus as a preferred replacement
for its endowriter software. That designation makes Wolters Kluwer one
of just two vendors able to license an Olympus-developed export utility
to seamlessly migrate data from EndoWorks to ProVation MD, which played
an important role in Tampa General’s decision.

A 1,011-bed private not-for-profit hospital, Tampa General is one of the
largest hospitals in Florida and serves a population of more than 4
million. It is the primary teaching affiliate of the USF Health Morsani
College of Medicine. Approximately 8,000 procedures are performed at its
GI facility every year.

“That recommendation from Olympus swayed us toward ProVation, as did the
recommendation from several of our doctors who used it at another
outpatient facility who said it was easy to use and manage. We also took
a hard look at other vendors and found that ProVation was the market
leader, especially for GI reporting and image capture,” said Tampa
General Systems Analyst AJ Venezia. “ProVation provides us with
everything we wanted, ease of use, ease of structured reporting, and
content that is highly reportable.”

He added, “The field engineer that came on site was extremely helpful
and followed up after he left to make sure our hardware was working, and
the trainers who came on site during go-live worked side-by-side with
our physicians and made everyone feel very comfortable with ProVation
MD.”

ProVation MD will be featured among Wolters Kluwer’s point of care
solutions in Booth #1543 at the 2017
HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition
, taking place February 20-22
in Orlando, Fla. It is the only dedicated structured reporting and
coding solution that provides clinically relevant, intuitive software
for more accurate and complete documentation of procedures. It allows
physicians to efficiently capture robust detail from even the most
complex procedures, then automatically generates clear, complete
procedure notes and appropriate reimbursement codes, quickly, easily and
without dictation. By automatically applying the reimbursement codes and
disseminating critical procedural information, ProVation MD ensures
appropriate payment, reduces costs and streamlines quality reporting
while improving clinical communication and care coordination.

ProVation MD offers more precise reporting, which for Tampa General
translates into the capture of a greater number of billable codes.
Further, because the software can be customized to suit physicians’
specific needs, documentation and patient through-put are accelerated.

“Anytime you can make a doctor’s workflow faster, they will appreciate
it,” said Venezia, adding that the hospital will also be leveraging the
export utility to migrate about 47,000 records representing seven years’
worth of data from EndoWorks to ProVation MD. “That is important because
it will give our physicians access to historical data, which lets them
see things like the number of procedures that were done at certain times
of the year. That is critical for our Fellows because it’s part of their
credentialing process.”

“Access to the export utility is key to a comprehensive and
disruption-free transition to ProVation MD that accelerates clinician
adoption by speeding access to truly advanced procedure documentation,”
said David A. Del Toro, President & CEO of Clinical Software Solutions
at Wolters Kluwer. “Those benefits, combined with our 20-year commitment
to improving procedure documentation for better clinical outcomes and
accelerated ROI, world-class customer service and superior end user
training, are why Tampa General Hospital and many other EndoWorks
customers have turned to ProVation MD.”

For more information on ProVation MD, visit Wolters Kluwer at HIMSS17 in Booth
#1543
. Click here
for more information on converting to ProVation MD from Olympus
EndoWorks.

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and LinkedIn.

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Wolters Kluwer | ProVation Medical
Terry
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Marketing Communications Manager
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