British Columbia’s Divisions of Family Practice Selects UpToDate as its Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Support System of Choice

Waltham, MA – (March 12, 2013) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that British Columbia’s Divisions of Family Practice has selected UpToDate® as its evidence-based clinical decision support system. By integrating UpToDate into its member portal, the organization’s 4,000 practitioners can access the latest evidence-based information at the point of care and accrue Main-Pro CMS credits for each search performed.

“The use of evidence-based decision support at the point of care has been proven to positively impact clinical decision-making and management,” said Dr. Brian Evoy, executive lead, Divisions of Family Practice. “When we asked our members what we could offer to better support their needs, the overwhelming response was UpToDate. It was the natural choice for our organization.”

Divisions of Family Practice is a community-based group of family physicians working together to achieve common healthcare goals. The initiative supports 32 non-profit agencies, including most family practices in British Columbia, encompassing 127 communities. The Divisions of Family Practice is focused on improving patient care, increasing family physicians’ influence on healthcare delivery and policy, and providing professional satisfaction for physicians.

“UpToDate is an integral part of clinical workflows in institutions and clinical practices worldwide, including thousands of clinicians in British Columbia,” said Denise Basow, M.D., Vice President/General Manager and Editor-in-Chief, UpToDate at Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “We look forward to furthering the mission of the Divisions of Family Practice to provide high quality patient care.”