Wolters Kluwer Health Partners with Universidade Anhembi Morumbi to Promote Use of Electronic Drug Information in Brazil
HUDSON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today a ground-breaking partnership with Universidade Anhembi Morumbi to offer drug information resources and help educate healthcare students and professionals in Brazil. Wolters Kluwer Health will provide complimentary access to its online global drug information reference solution, Lexicomp® Online™, to Anhembi for use in its pharmacy, medical and nursing courses. In exchange, Anhembi will provide training to Brazilian healthcare professionals who subscribe to Lexicomp Online so they can help enhance patient care by taking advantage of the complete depth of Lexicomp drug content and interactive tools.
“Through its training programs, Anhembi is working to create a generation of tech-savvy clinicians invested in improving patient outcomes with relevant and timely Lexicomp drug content and tools designed for the point of care.”
Universidade Anhembi Morumbi, a member of Laureate International Universities, is ranked one of the top three private universities in Sao Paulo state, Brazil. Students in the health sciences program across the university’s six campuses will be given access to Lexicomp Online, which will be specifically incorporated into curricula to assist with pharmacology research and to help answer practical clinical questions about medication dosing, conversions, and administration. Fifty instructors within Anhembi healthcare programs will also be given complimentary subscriptions to Lexicomp® Mobile Apps for on-the-go access to clinical content and tools to support both academic course planning and patient care in their practice. Healthcare professionals throughout Brazil who subscribe to Lexicomp solutions will be able to attend special dedicated training courses featuring clinical simulations conducted by Anhembi.
“We are excited to partner with a forward-thinking institution like Anhembi and impressed by the university’s commitment to advancing healthcare in Brazil,” stated Steven Kerscher, Vice President & General Manager, Clinical Drug Information, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “Through its training programs, Anhembi is working to create a generation of tech-savvy clinicians invested in improving patient outcomes with relevant and timely Lexicomp drug content and tools designed for the point of care.”
“The healthcare professionals and students in Universidade Anhembi Morumbi will be one step ahead on drugs assistance, thanks to this new partnership with Wolters Kluwer Health,” commented Myrian Kazumi Sano, Pharmacy Professor. “Students will become acquainted with the skills of efficiently searching the literature and critically analyzing information to provide comprehensive, objective, and unbiased drug content to healthcare professionals and to ensure that the patient uses the medication in the best possible manner. This partnership will also allow Anhembi Morumbi’s faculty to have access to updated and accurate drug information and to provide an excellent training environment to prepare our students to meet the challenges of their future careers.”
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