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The Executive Profile

Magazine article Information Today

The Executive Profile

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A simple Google search can help you find information on anything from how to diagnose symptoms of leukemia to the world's best chocolate chip cookie recipe. But how do you know if this information is credible?

When it comes to healthcare resources, medical professionals need to be especially cautious with information because it could mean the difference between life and death for a patient.

"In healthcare, there is an increased need for greater access to evidence-based information resources to support the daily activities of nurses, clinicians and healthcare professionals globally," said Karen Abramson, the new president and CEO of the Medical Research business unit of Wolters Kluwer Health.

Wolters Kluwer Health's Ovid brand provides customizable electronic research information for medical, scientific, and academic communities. It helps users quickly pinpoint specific, reliable information at their institutions, while letting researchers manage, organize, analyze, and share large volumes of full-text documents discovered in the process.

"Information seekers today are placing new demands on when and how they want to receive information, with greater emphasis on currency, accuracy, and relevancy to a specific topic or question," she said. …

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