Wolters Kluwer Health, a Philadelphia-based provider of information and business intelligence for professionals, students and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Lexi-Comp Inc., a Hudson, Ohio-based provider of drug information and clinical content for pharmacists and clinicians. The acquisition is the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions Wolters Kluwer Health has made in its Clinical Solutions business as part of the company's strong focus on serving the point-of-care segment.
Lexi-Comp provides drug information and medical reference content to more than 1,500 hospitals internationally, and publishes drug monographs covering more than 1,700 products. Lexi-Comp's clinical information is available to pharmacists and other healthcare professionals online and on a variety of popular mobile devices, as well as through integrated health information systems. To support and supplement effective clinician-patient interactions, Lexi-Comp also provides patient medication leaflets in 19 languages. The company is headquartered near Cleveland, Ohio and has approximately 150 employees.
The two companies have a long-standing relationship through Wolters Kluwer Health's UpToDate business. UpToDate offers an electronic clinical information resource via the internet and mobile devices, with one of the world's largest online clinical information communities including more than 4,400 expert clinicians who function as authors, editors and peer reviewers and over 400,000 users who provide questions and feedback. UpToDate covers more than 8,500 topics in 17 medical specialty areas, with integrated Lexi-Comp drug information and clinical content offered through the UpToDate platform.