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Collaboration will strengthen LTC online reference

June 3, 2014
by Richard R. Rogoski
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Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and point-of-care solutions, announced it will be collaborating with the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA/LTC) to tap experts from the association's membership for review and certification of Lippincott Advisor's long-term care-specific content.

Lippincott Advisor, part of the Lippincott Solutions suite, is a clinical decision-support solution designed for use at the bedside. The product includes more than 10,000 collective entries of critical, evidence-based information spanning diseases, treatments, diagnostic tests, drugs, signs and symptoms, nursing care plans, core measures, hospital-acquired conditions, national guidelines and patient education for caregivers in nursing homes, long-term post-acute and sub-acute units and facilities, and independent and assisted living facilities.

Under the agreement, a rotating team of experts culled from NADONA's membership and representing a spectrum of specialties will review all current Lippincott Advisor LTC "Diseases and Conditions" entries to ensure that each entry addresses the specific needs related to LTC. This team also will  assist the Wolters Kluwer clinical team to ensure that each LTC entry addresses current clinical needs of residents in all types of long-term care facilities, helping to ensure that every resident is receiving high quality care and that the facility is meeting current regulatory requirements. 

"Wolters Kluwer Health ensures that the content within Lippincott Advisor represents the latest and most current evidence-based research," said Sherrie Dornberger, RN, GDCN, CDP, CDONA, FACDONA, the executive director of NADONA/LTC. "With long-term care being one of the most heavily regulated industries, it's critically important to understand both the federal guidelines as well as state-level regulations. Where we add value is by tapping into our specialists who understand the idiosyncrasies of the regulations. We'll ensure that Advisor reflects that understanding which will enable users to provide the highest quality-of-care to an increasingly acute population of long-term care residents."

Judith McCann, MSN, RN, Chief Nurse, Professional & Education, Wolters Kluwer Health, added: "NADONA has been one of the leading advocates in long-term care for more than 25 years. Input from their members is going to help us validate that Lippincott Advisor meets the needs of the long-term care community and today's LTC professionals. It's also going to help us ensure that Advisor's long-term care content is accurate, timely and relevant and can be trusted as a clinical decision-support product for LTC clinicians."