Wolters Kluwer's "UpToDate Talk" Quickly Becomes a Must-Listen Podcast for Clinicians around the World

April 28, 2016 - Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that clinicians worldwide are quickly adopting the innovative new clinical podcast, "UpToDate Talk" as a convenient way to keep up with new developments in medical research. First launched in December 2015, the podcast was featured on iTunes' "New and Noteworthy" list for Science & Medicine, with the first five episodes streamed nearly 36,000 times in the first four months.

The free digital media series is designed to help clinicians keep abreast of the most current clinical information in an easy, portable, listen-as-you-go format. Dr. H Nancy Sokol, Senior Deputy Editor and Deputy Editor for Adult Primary Care and Geriatrics, UpToDate, hosts the podcasts.

On each episode of UpToDate Talk, Dr. Sokol is joined by world-renowned clinical domain experts who are authors and editors of UpToDate clinical content. She discusses important "What's New" and "Practice Changing UpDates", based on recent medical journal articles and studies. Podcast guests take a deeper look at each update and share their expertise on the impact these updates can have on daily clinical practice.

Topics in the first five episodes include:

  • Empagliflozin for diabetes; Pneumococcal vaccines; PCSK9 antibodies
  • Neonatal hypoglycemia; Hysteroscopic sterilization; Dabigatran reversal agent
  • SPRINT Trial; Recurrent Wheezing in Children; HTN in Pregnancy and Risk of Congenital Heart Defects
  • DAPT Score for coronary stents; Bronchoscopic interventions for severe emphysema; Beers criteria
  • Hodgkin lymphoma survivors; medical management of pediatric appendicitis; PPIs and dementia risk

The podcast series is receiving early praise. Writes one listener, "This is very exciting to the many of us who use UpToDate in our daily practice."

UpToDate Talk has become a popular podcast for clinicians worldwide. Podcast listeners streamed from Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, UK, and over 50 other countries.

"Wolters Kluwer is committed to helping clinicians stay current, especially when it comes to new research that changes how they care for patients," said Peter Bonis, MD, CMO, Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer. "With the UpToDate Talk podcast series, we add a dynamic new dimension to how we share this critical information. Plus, our users enjoy the added benefit of hearing about new research directly from leading experts covering these developments."

To listen to the podcasts, read bios of podcast guests and check podcast references, visit the UpToDate Talk web page: http://www.uptodate.com/home/clinical-podcasts.

To be alerted to new episodes, subscribe to the UpToDate Talk podcast channel on iTunes or add the podcast to your favorite podcast app. UpToDate Talk is also available on the popular podcast app, Stitcher, allowing users to listen to episodes through automotive infotainment system such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or GM's MyLink.

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