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Zuidpoolsingel 2

Alphen aan den Rijn, 2408 ZE

Netherlands

Phone: 31 17 264 1400

Fax: 31 17 247 4889

Wolters Kluwer nv operates as a 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. Health Wolters Kluwer Health provides information and business intelligence for healthcare professionals, serving physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, pharmacists, academics, payers, and the life sciences with solutions for research and development, at the point-of-learning, the point-of-dispensing, and the point-of-care. Health has customers worldwide and operations in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The division is organized into four market-centered business units – Pharma Solutions, Medical Research, Professional and Education, and Clinical Solutions. Pharma Solutions: Pharma Solutions provides a range of data and analytic capabilities, marketing and publication services, business intelligence products, and diversified consulting services to support life science professionals and the pharmaceutical industry, from drug discovery through distribution, as well as government agencies and other healthcare sectors. The unit focuses on the development of business solutions with the introduction of Formulary Facts, an automated, Web-based analytics tool designed to help pharmaceutical companies better conduct their managed care business with real-time analytic tools for claims data, providing a real-world view of how drugs are performing in the managed care marketplace. Medical Research: Medical Research offers research solutions for academic, medical, and scientific researchers through its Ovid online suite of information and tools. The business introduced Ovid Universal Search, a cross-platform search solution that allows users to search across multiple platforms to access relevant content regardless of whether the source is available on OvidSP, the open web, or other subscription platforms. The unit also broadened its offerings in the nursing profession with the launch of Nursing@Ovid, a deep vertical search designed to streamline access to high-quality full-text resources providing users with answers to real-world clinical and research questions. Professional and Education: Professional and Education produces textbooks and point-of learning systems for healthcare education, as well as reference books and journals for physicians, nurses, students, and allied healthcare professionals. The business also announced a long-term book and eBook agreement with Amirsys, a company engaged in radiology and pathology images, that would combine the Amirsys and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins brands and global sales and marketing reach to bring to market specialized diagnostic imaging products for radiology and pathology professionals. Clinical Solutions: Clinical Solutions delivers critical information, tools, and workflow solutions at the point-of-care, including referential and embedded drug information, evidence-based medicine guidelines, synoptic content, and procedure documentation and coding. During 2008, the business also launched Mobile Clin-eguide, in partnership with Unbound Medicine, providing Blackberry and other PDA device users faster, easier access to a wealth of clinical decision support resources including evidence-based medical content and drug information at the point-of-care. Additionally, the Medi-Span drug information product line launched the Brand Probability File, which simplifies data analysis for brand versus generic drug decisions by pro viding pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and payers with insight to quickly identify drug products as brand or as generic for purposes of formulary management, claim payment, claim reimbursement, or other analytics. Customers: The company’s customers include Allied health professionals, Doctors, Hospital administrators , Life sciences professionals, Managed care professionals, Medical, scientific, and academic researchers, Nurses, Pharmacists, Physicians, Professional society members, and Students and teachers in healthcare professions. Corporate and Financial Se

 

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