Indonesia’s Dr. Soetomo Academic Medical Center Hospital Uses UpToDate to Support JCI Accreditation and Patient Safety Efforts

December 7, 2015 - The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Dr. Soetomo Academic Medical Center Hospital (RSUD Dr. Soetomo) in Surabaya has expanded access to UpToDate® to ensure clinicians throughout the hospital can use the acclaimed resource for clinical decision-making. The hospital-wide subscription plays an essential role in the hospital’s efforts to secure JCI accreditation.

Located in the province of East Java, Dr. Soetomo Academic Medical Center Hospital is the largest hospital in eastern Indonesia. As one of the central tertiary referral hospitals in Indonesia, Dr. Soetomo Academic Medical Center Hospital is an expansive healthcare institution with over 1,500 beds and 26 departments. On average, the hospital cares for over a half-million out-patients, over 40,000 in-patients and about 75,000 emergency department patients.

A number of doctors at the hospital had been familiar with UpToDate and recommended it an essential resource to aid in making the best treatment decisions for their patients. Dr. Anang Endaryanto, Deputy Director on Education and Training at Dr. Soetomo Academic Medical Center Hospital explains, "UpToDate helps all our staff, including doctors, residents, pharmacists and researchers, to find the latest evidence in medicine and drug interactions, making a big impact on patient safety." Dr. Anang adds, "UpToDate is playing a very important role in developing clinical practice guidelines and clinical pathways. It is also a key resource in completing Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation documents for our hospital."

Hospitals around the world, like Dr. Soetomo Academic Medical Center Hospital, strive to achieve and maintain JCI accreditation as a reflection of their dedication to providing their patients with the best level of care possible. Hospital administrators and clinical leaders work together to develop and implement new, high-quality and patient-safe policies, practices, and procedures needed to meet JCI standards.

By ensuring clinicians have access to the most current research on a comprehensive range of clinical conditions, UpToDate directly supports individual health care organizations and national health care systems achieve the objectives of JCI accreditation such as sustained quality improvement, reduced risk, a culture of patient safety, patient-centered medication management, patient and family education, and medical professional education.

"We are committed to helping Dr. Anang and clinicians practicing at Dr. Soetomo Academic Medical Center Hospital find the right answers to their clinical questions at the point of care," says Denise Basow, MD, President & CEO, Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer. "As hospitals across Asia and around the world strive for JCI accreditation, they are adopting UpToDate as their evidence-based clinical decision support resource of choice."

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