Monday, February 15, 2010

Facts & Comparisons Mobile

Optimized for iPhone® and iPod touch®, Facts & Comparisons Mobile is also accessible with Blackberry, other mobile devices

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Feb. 11, 2010 - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that it has released an iPhone®/iPod touch® optimized mobile website for its industry leading drug information reference, Facts & Comparisons® eAnswers. The site, Facts & Comparisons Mobile, was developed in response to customer demand for convenient access to drug information via smart phones.

"Wolters Kluwer Health is focused on providing our customers with anytime, anywhere access to trusted and authoritative clinical content. Introducing a mobile component for Facts & Comparisons was not only a natural extension of that focus, but also the latest example of our commitment to responding to the needs and wants of our customers," said Arvind Subramanian, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. "Facts & Comparisons Mobile allows users to harness the power of their smart phones to improve quality of care by enabling access to critical drug information when and where it is needed."

The mobile web platform is available at http://mobile.factsandcomparisons.com. It currently provides access to Facts & Comparisons' A to Z Drug Facts, which can be searched using an interactive Word wheel that displays the first four words from the drug lexicon that match what the user is typing. Users can also browse the drug list alphabetically. Though optimized for iPhone and iPod touch use via the Safari® web browser, Facts & Comparisons Mobile is also accessible with BlackBerry® and other mobile devices.


Facts & Comparisons eAnswers provides retail pharmacies and academia with online access to the most up-to-date drug information tailored to their unique needs, enabling better therapeutic decisions in less time. For the academic community, Facts & Comparisons provides students, residents and faculty with instant access to reliable, current drug information and medication management tools. Helpful links, student and resident support, scholarships and other information are also available to help meet course and drug reference needs.

For hospital pharmacies, Facts & Comparisons eAnswers addresses the key pain points of workflow efficiency and patient safety by providing the tools and information needed to support drug dispensing activities. These include patient safety screenings for Drug Utilization Review and drug reference information, which result in a decrease in drug dispensing errors.

About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) is a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons®; and electronic information providers, such as Ovid®, UpToDate®, Medi-Span® and ProVation® Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.9 billion), employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit www.wolterskluwer.com for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.

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