Ovid Provides the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation with Online Access to Clinical Information Resources
ClinicalResource@Ovid now available at HHC hospitals and treatment centers
New York, NY (September 19, 2006) – Ovid, part of Wolters Kluwer Health and a global leader in electronic medical, scientific, and academic information research solutions, is pleased to announce that it is providing ClinicalResource@Ovid, a comprehensive point-of-care information solution, to the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation, a consortium of public hospitals, nursing facilities, treatment centers, and other healthcare facilities representing the largest municipal healthcare system in the country.
“HHC has a long tradition of delivering high-quality care through a variety of facilities that serve all of New York City’s diverse communities. Ovid’s point-of-care solution and depth of clinical information is an ideal fit for the organization’s healthcare needs,” said Karen Abramson, President and CEO of Ovid. “We’re proud to work with HHC to support its clinical staff needs, and look forward to a long-term relationship with the HHC and the city of New York.”
The contract gives each of the HHC facilities located throughout the five boroughs of New York City electronic access to a comprehensive package of evidence-based clinical information via ClinicalResource@Ovid, which integrates an institution’s medical information resources, providing healthcare professionals with critical answers to important clinical questions at multiple points of care.
Resources available to HHC facilities through Clinical Resource@Ovid include diagnostic and treatment guidelines, review literature, drug information, online journals and books, and more. Sophisticated linking technology enables users to connect seamlessly among all of these resources.
About Ovid Technologies
Ovid (www.ovid.com) is a globally focused information solutions provider offering clinicians, professionals, students, and researchers in the medical, science, and academic fields customizable solutions of content, tools, and services that make research smarter, faster, and more effective. Ovid is used by the world’s leading colleges and universities; medical schools; academic research libraries and library consortia; hospitals and healthcare systems; pharmaceutical, engineering and biotechnology companies; and HMOs and clinical practices. Ovid is a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading multi-national publisher and information services company with annual sales as of 2005 of €3.4 billion and approximately 18,400 employees worldwide.
About New York City HHC
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest municipal hospital and health care system in the country, is a $4.5 billion public benefit corporation that serves 1.3 million New Yorkers and nearly 450,000 who are uninsured. HHC provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, four skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 80 community based clinics. For more information about HHC, visit www.nyc.gov/hhc.
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