Lexicomp On-Hand™ Now Available on HP TouchPad to Allow More Clinicians to Obtain Data at Point-of-Care

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Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the availability of Lexicomp On-Hand on HP TouchPad using HP webOS to expand the reach of Lexicomp’s information to more clinicians.

Lexicomp is a leading provider of medical information and clinical content solutions for the healthcare industry. They provide the tools necessary to help improve patient safety, ensure compliance, and elevate the quality of care patients receive.    

Lexicomp On-Hand released for the HP TouchPad today, offering the most comprehensive medical application available to the healthcare market. Lexicomp strives to be at the forefront of emerging technology to offer the most innovative drug information and clinical content to improve efficiency and elevate the quality of care patients receive.

Lexicomp began more than 30 years ago offering independent clinical information to medical professionals. Today, they provide an integrated online, print and handheld software solution to more than 1,500 hospitals and hundreds of thousands of clinicians around the world, including U.S. military base and war zone medical facilities.

As part of the integrated solution, smartphones and tablet devices play a critical role in ensuring clinicians are able to make timely and accurate pharmacotherapy and prescribing decisions in the office or at the hospital bedside.

Lexicomp On-Hand for the TouchPad delivers comprehensive drug information databases to medical professionals who are interested in the larger screen and faster downloads that tablet devices offer.

“Our webOS app for TouchPad provides clinicians a larger, tablet sized view for easily viewing our drug information resources and especially specific content areas like charts and special topics,” says Steven Kerscher, Lexicomp’s Vice President and General Manager. “The HP TouchPad also offers unique user interface features, such as multi-tasking and card stacking - which are not available on other platforms.”

History of Innovative Solutions

Lexicomp began publishing drug information handbooks, which provided comprehensive drug information on medications, potential interactions and dosing. Lexicomp later developed electronic access to their library to give customers online access to the most accurate drug information as it becomes available.

Lexicomp On-Hand was first developed for Palm OS in 1999 to bring their drug information to personal digital assistants (PDAs).

“When the first handheld devices were introduced in the 90’s, it was evident we had to make our content available on handheld devices and at that time Palm was the leader.” Kerscher said. “Today we’re bringing our comprehensive information to new, innovative devices like the TouchPad running webOS.”

To learn more about Lexicomp’s drug information solutions, call (800) 837-5394, (330) 650-6506 or visit http://www.lexi.com.

Wolters Kluwer Health’s Clinical Solutions business unit provides evidence-based medical content, workflow-based applications software and services that allow clinicians to efficiently and effectively diagnose and document patient care. Key brands ProVation Medical, UpToDate®, Medi-Span®, Facts & Comparisons®, Lexicomp, Pharmacy OneSource® and Medicom (China) lead in market segments that include drug information, disease information, clinical patient order sets, clinical documentation and hospital pharmacy productivity applications.

About HP TouchPad
HP TouchPad is part of a growing family of webOS devices designed to keep people better connected.(1) With webOS, HP TouchPad users have a next-level multitasking experience, integrated access to their information with HP Synergy, the ability to find information on the device or the web using the Just Type feature, and unobtrusive notifications.(2) TouchPad is a productivity powerhouse that also offers access to the cloud and entertainment, including movies, TV shows, games, photos, books, magazines and premium audio playback with stereo speakers and Beats Audio™ technology.(3) More information about HP TouchPad is available at http://www.hp.com/touchpad.

About Lexicomp
Lexicomp is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2010 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion).

(1) Internet access within wireless coverage area only. Wi-Fi within range of 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi network. Some Wi-Fi hotspots may require fee for usage. Not all web content may be available. Email and related information required for setup and activation.

(2) Within wireless coverage area only. Microsoft Exchange email, contacts, and calendars available for ActiveSync only; requires Microsoft Outlook using Exchange Server 2003 with SP2, Exchange Server 2007, or Exchange Server 2010.

(3) Third-party software available separately. Within wireless coverage area only. Requires data services at additional cost. Not all apps available on all devices.

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