Wolters Kluwer

Reed Elsevier and Wolters Kluwer Swap Legal Shops
July 23, 2014

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has signed an agreement to acquire legal business in Poland from Reed Elsevier, the parent company of LexisNexis Legal and Professional, and has agreed to sell Wolters Kluwer's Canadian legal publishing arm to Reed Elsevier, WKLR announced on July 22.

The acquisition of LexisNexis' legal business in Poland, which distributes digital content to Polish law firms, government entities and corporations, will strengthen Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory's presence in the European legal information market and extend the company's digital information offerings in Poland, said WKLR in the press release.

Wolters Kluwer Health Garners Five Major Wins at Annual BMA Medical Book Awards
October 9, 2013

LONDON (October 9, 2013) - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and pharmacy, today announced a total of 15 wins at the 2013 British Medical Association (BMA) Medical Book and Patient Information Awards.  The company, and imprints it represents, were honored with five major prizes including four first-place "Category Awards" and the BMA Illustrated Book Award for best Illustrative text.  In addition, the company received 10 "Highly Commended" awards for its Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) medical texts.  Announced at BMA House, these annual awards are considered to be among the most prestigious and influential in medical publishing.

Wolters Kluwer Health Releases First Interactive Edition of Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics
October 1, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (October 1, 2013) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, today announced the release of the 34th edition of the Washington Manual® of Medical Therapeutics, the first edition of the venerable text with full digital interactivity.  Written by residents and fellows and reviewed by faculty at the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Washington Manual is considered the premiere portable reference for generations of physicians.  Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and pharmacy.

STUDY: E-Books Fail to Compensate for Medical Publishers’ Print Losses
September 5, 2013

Stamford, CT (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 -- Medical and health care e-books titles are hot - unfortunately for publishers, the double-digit growth rate for e-books has not countered print book losses and other challenges to their traditional business model. Global sales in the medical publishing market fell 2.4% to $10.1 billion in 2012, according to the most recent report from media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information.

Wolters Kluwer Health Launches Nursing Drug Handbook Specialty Apps
August 14, 2013

AMBLER, PA (August 14, 2013) - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today introduced two specialized mobile applications of Lippincott's Nursing Drug Handbook, the best-selling drug reference for nurses.  Designed for use with iPad and iPhone, these apps are the industry's first electronic references for nurses to focus on drugs used in oncology and psychiatry.  Both are subsets of the Nursing Drug Handbook app, which provides the fastest access to the most current drug information for nurses.

Wolters Kluwer Health Collaborates with Joint Commission Resources to Develop eCourses for Nurses
July 17, 2013

AMBLER, Pa. (July 17, 2013) - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Joint Commission Resources (JCR), official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission, to develop online professional development courses for nurses in hospitals and other health institutions.  These eCourses will be included in Lippincott’s Professional Development Programs catalog for sale to providers.

On the Right Track
May 1, 2013

In our travels for our new City Spotlight section this month, we stayed close to home. As you'll see on page 24, Managing Editor Jim Sturdivant writes about the Philadelphia publishing scene. Many people who read our publication and attend our events assume that we're based in New York, as so many publishers are, but we're not. We are Philly folks at NAPCO, and proud of it! And here in the home of the cheesesteak, the Liberty Bell and, yes, Rocky, we are part of a vibrant and thriving publishing scene.

2012 M&A Market Shows Dramatic Increase in Number and Value of Deals
January 7, 2013

Burgeoning innovation, rising corporate investment and a year-end rush to beat the tax man drove robust mergers and acquisitions in 2012 for the media, information, marketing and technology sectors. M&A surged to 1,351 transactions for the year, or 50% more than in 2011, at a total value of nearly $75 billion, according to The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Announces Updates to Lippincott's Professional Development Programs for Nurses
September 13, 2012

AMBLER, Pa. (September 5, 2012) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that it has completed several updates to Lippincott's Professional Development Programs, a series of online continuing education solutions for nurses in hospitals and other health institutions.

Keeping Dr. Google Away
September 1, 2012

In an age of instant information access, professional and scholarly publishers have to get smarter when developing products to fit audience workflows. Simply having a large catalogue of titles is no longer enough; from finance to education to STM, users expect information to be tailored to their day-to-day needs and priorities.