Wolters Kluwer launches mobile app edition of Nursing Drug Handbook


AMBLER, Pa. — Wolters Kluwer Health has introduced what it called the first mobile application for the Nursing Drug Handbook, the company said Thursday.

Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, the app is available for Apple and Android devices and is a mobile version of the popular reference for nurses that includes weekly updates.

"The Nursing Drug Handbook app improves the quality of care that nurses can give at bedside due to its combination of mobility, speed and current information," Lippincott Williams & Wilkins chief nurse for professional and education Judith McCAnn said. "Because of these benefits and because it is designed specifically for nurses, we believe it will quickly become the top drug app used by nurses."

The app includes nursing-specific drug information that allows nurses to search rapidly for information on 965 generic and more than 1,500 branded drugs, including information not found in the print edition. The app, available on iTunes for $44.99, also includes almost 900 drug monographs on more than 2,500 branded and generic drugs, and more than 400 pill images.

In other news, Wolters Kluwer Health announced the sale of its healthcare analytics business, Source Healthcare Analytics, to Symphony Technology Group, which will combine it with ImpactRx to form Symphony Health Solutions. The company will focus on delivering data, analytics and other services to manufacturers, payers and providers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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