Sports Medicine Startup Empericus Teams up With Wolters Kluwer to Transform Athlete Management and Patient Care

Health Language solutions help Empericus maximize health data interoperability and portability to empower care providers, coordinate athlete care and improve outcomes

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wolters Kluwer, Health today announced that Empericus, an innovative, evidence-based platform for patient care and athlete management, has selected Health Language® to accelerate healthcare data exchange in sports medicine. Health Language solutions will strengthen the Empericus real-time Health IntelligenceTM Platform which provides a unified view of an athlete’s complete electronic health record and makes it easy to share with anyone granted access.

“Our mission is to target and bridge the numerous chasms in healthcare resulting from lack of data and poor data collaboration, and Wolters Kluwer is an important partner in that endeavor,” said Ron Pruitt, CEO and founder of Empericus. “With Health Language, we are equipped to provide permissioned individuals, organizations, teams, leagues and schools and other athlete stakeholders with a comprehensive, unified view of all data affecting health and performance. Most importantly, it’s accessible in a way that each can make sense of and quickly act on.”

Empericus is changing the way patients and clinicians can access data across systems. Using Microsoft Azure’s intelligent cloud, Empericus continuously ingests large amounts of data, such as electronic health records, lab results, stress test results, medication regimens and imaging interpretations. Readings from sensor-enabled devices such as wearables and physical training data are also integrated in the Health Intelligence Platform. Health Language is helping transform and unlock the value of that data for better care and better outcomes.

To provide an instantly understandable, visual user experience, Health Language Reference Data Management takes symptoms, observations, assessments and care plans, standardizes them and maps them to a visual representation of specific body parts/regions.

Providers can more easily search the Empericus platform using clinician terms using Clinical Interface Technology. Conversely, to better engage athletes and patients, complex medical jargon is translated by Health Language into simple, easy to understand terms.

Since up to 80% of health data exists in unstructured forms, Clinical Natural Language Processing (cNLP) ensures unstructured text in a patient’s clinical record, such as key problems and diagnoses, can be extracted and visualized on-screen.

“We are excited to support Empericus in their pioneering quest to empower individuals with control of their healthcare data and facilitate a wholly new level of care coordination,” said Karen Kobelski, General Manager of Clinical Surveillance, Compliance & Data Solutions at Wolters Kluwer. “Our solutions will enable the company to simplify management of vast amounts of data, in a way that impacts operational efficiencies and delivers value for both athletes and the clinicians taking care of them.”

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the clinicians, nurses, accountants, lawyers, and tax, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with advanced technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2019 annual revenues of €4.6 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

Wolters Kluwer provides trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that engage clinicians, patients, researchers and students in effective decision-making and outcomes across healthcare. We support clinical effectiveness, learning and research, clinical surveillance and compliance, as well as data solutions.

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André Rebelo

Public Relations Manager

Wolters Kluwer Health

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