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Wolters Kluwer Health Announces a Multimedia Enhancement to the OvidSP Medical Research Platform

Over 1,800 Clinical Videos and More than 2 Million Images—Fully Searchable and Integrated with OvidSP Full-Text Content—Aid in Clinical Decision-Making and Instruction

New York, NY  ()

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leadingglobal provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today a multimedia enhancement to the OvidSP medical research platform to aid in clinical research, practice and learning. Now researchers and healthcare practitioners using Ovid will have improved functionality to discover, download and export more than two million assets, including video and images integrated with searching full-text and bibliographic content.


The enhancement is based on direct feedback from Ovid users including clinicians, nurses and students who indicated their use of multimedia resources for research, teaching and learning is increasing. The videos and images span a wide variety healthcare specialties including surgery, neurology, physical therapy, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology and emergency medicine. Video topics include demonstrations on clinical procedures, diagnosis and treatment techniques; expert interviews; lectures; and article discussions. Images have been sourced from some of the leading journals and reference books in their fields.


"Increasingly, the healthcare community is employing video and images for use in clinical instruction and research. We’re very pleased to deliver this enhancement to OvidSP’s search and discovery technology in response to this global trend,” said Cathy Wolfe, President & CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health, Medical Research. "Whether a user wants to review procedures or techniques prior to a patient interaction or treatment, listen to expert commentary, or provide curriculum materials, OvidSP users now have a wealth of video and images to support their work."


Multimedia on OvidSP is accessible using either Basic Search or Advanced Search modes. Search results of multimedia are ranked by relevance and marked prominently in results lists to help users identify them quickly. In addition, results lists now include an option to browse all related video and images while maintaining access to results of full-text content. Users can filter results by media type, duration of video, subject matter and other criteria. Print, export, download, and email features are also available.


About Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health’s customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Health Language®, Lexicomp®, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Medicom®, Medknow, Ovid®, Pharmacy OneSource®, ProVation® Medical and UpToDate®.


Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Follow our official Twitter handle: @WKHealth.



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