Wolters Kluwer Partners with Anahp to Improve the Quality of Healthcare in Brazil

April 30, 2015 – Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today a new partnership with Anahp, the national association of private hospitals in Brazil, an organization representing the country’s major private hospitals.

The agreement is part of the company's strategic efforts to continue overall growth in the Brazilian market and expand the adoption of UpToDate®, the clinical decision support resource used by more than one million doctors around the world. Beyond that, the partnership supports a common mission of Anahp and Wolters Kluwer to improve care in hospitals across the country.

“Anahp seeks to promote initiatives that improve of the quality of health services in the country, with an emphasis on patient safety. The Anahp Partners partnership program was created to strengthen relationships among care providers and to provide partner companies with a better understanding of the needs and challenges of the Brazilian healthcare sector,” says Carlos Figueiredo, CEO of Anahp. “We are confident that, as our newest partner, Wolters Kluwer will contribute significantly to Anahp and our members as we work to achieve these goals.”

Anahp was founded in 2001 as an organization of leading private hospitals in Brazil, drawing the values of its constitution from the Carta de Brasília charter statement. Anahp works to expand the gains pioneered by private healthcare institutions to benefit the greatest number of Brazilians. Leaders of Anahp hospitals are committed to the continuous and systematic improvement of Brazilian healthcare by optimizing the resources available to provide optimal medical care. Additionally, Anahp works to promote health awareness as a cultural value in Brazil.

“UpToDate equips clinicians in Brazil with the most current clinical information and evidence-based recommendations to improve clinical decision-making,” says Denise Basow, MD, Vice President and General Manager, UpToDate at Wolters Kluwer, Clinical Solutions. “Our partnership with Anahp will play an important role in our efforts to increase not only the quality, but also the effectiveness, of healthcare among Anahp’s members and the Brazilian population.”

The Wolters Kluwer Commitment to Brazil

The new partnership validates the broader commitment by Wolters Kluwer to Brazil. “We are impressed with the growth opportunities that this market presents and have been active in the Brazil healthcare sector for many years.” said Corinne Saunders, CEO Emerging & Developing Markets, Wolters Kluwer.

Saunders adds, “With government policies evolving to encourage enlarged participation from international organizations in the healthcare sector, Wolters Kluwer is well positioned to play a key role in supporting Brazilian healthcare institutions as they put increasing emphasis on clinical governance. Our portfolio of solutions includes evidence-based clinical decision support which can help care providers as they focus on hospital management, cost reduction, and the improvement of the quality of care, and our partnership with Anahp will enable us to collaborate more actively with clinicians who are committed to these aims.”

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