WASHINGTON, D.C., January 13, 2015 – Wolters Kluwer, developer of the Lippincott Solutions evidence-based software suite that makes evidence actionable at the point-of-care and via competency development to thousands of healthcare facilities world-wide, has become a major sponsor of the 2015-2016 Baldrige Excellence Framework (Health Care).
The Framework, a cornerstone of the Baldrige Program, is a set of questions that focus on improving your results and building alignment across your organization. The resulting alignment ensures consistency of purpose while supporting agility, creativity, innovation, and decentralized decision making. In a recent study, Baldrige hospitals were recording faster five-year performance improvement than peers and were 83% more likely to be among Truven Health Analytics’ 100 Top Hospitals®.
Wolters Kluwer joins lead sponsor The American Hospital Association (AHA) to promote the Framework and its ability to positively affect patient outcomes in participating healthcare organizations. This sponsorship is part of a larger gift to the Baldrige Foundation in support of its $35 million Campaign for the Growth of Baldrige, a national effort to sustain and grow the application of Baldrige principles and performance excellence in the U.S. and throughout the world.
Wolters Kluwer, via promotion with the Lippincott Solutions suite, will also sponsor the 2015 Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award announced in December. The award will be presented during the 2015 Quest for Excellence Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on April 12-15, 2015.
“Lippincott Solutions brings technology and trusted health information together to improve organizational performance and facilitate evidence-based best practices, a unique differentiation for healthcare systems and clinicians using the software products,” said Al Faber, President and CEO of The Baldrige Foundation. “By advocating performance excellence and associating the Baldrige Excellence Framework with Lippincott Solutions, Wolters Kluwer will help Baldrige have a profound impact in creating healthy communities across the nation.”
Healthcare organizations using the Framework deliver ever improving value to their patients, families, and employees while improving their performance practices, capabilities, and results. Previous healthcare Baldrige award winners include Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Schneck Medical Center, and AtlantiCare.
“We are pleased to promote healthcare improvement by sponsoring the Baldrige Excellence Framework and connecting it to the Lippincott Solutions EBP software,” said Todd McQueston, Executive Director of Marketing, Wolters Kluwer, Professional & Education. “We want to help promote organizations that use the Framework to understand and manage organizational performance, guide their strategic plan, and provide their employees opportunities to learn how to work with patients to improve patient outcomes.”
In addition to recognition in the Baldrige Excellence Framework (Health Care), Wolters Kluwer and Lippincott Solutions will be recognized on the Foundation’s virtual donor wall, granted VIP status at all Campaign for the Growth of Baldrige events and the 2015 Quest for Excellence® Conference, and extended a seat on the Foundation’s Fundraising Advisory Council.