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Wolters Kluwer Health Enhances OvidSP With Multimedia Content

Wolters Kluwer Health rolled out enhancements for OvidSP, its medical research platform. Healthcare professionals and researchers are now able to search with improved functionality and download and export videos, images, and full-text and bibliographic content.

Clinicians, nurses, students, and other OvidSP users provided feedback to Wolters Kluwer Health that they required more multimedia resources. “Increasingly, the healthcare community is employing video and images for use in clinical instruction and research,” according to Cathy Wolfe, president and CEO of medical research at Wolters Kluwer Health.

Among the updates are the addition of more than 1,800 clinical videos and more than 2 million images from reference books and journals to the OvidSP full-text content. Topics include surgery, neurology, physical therapy, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, and emergency medicine. The videos show demonstrations of procedures, diagnoses, and treatments; interviews and lectures from experts; and article discussions.

The new media can be accessed using Basic Search or Advanced Search, and are marked as multimedia for better discoverability. Search results are ranked by relevance and there is an option to view related videos and images. Users can also print, export, download, and email search results.

“Whether a user wants to review procedures or techniques prior to a patient interaction or treatment, listen to expert commentary, or provide curriculum materials, OvidSP users now have a wealth of video and images to support their work,” according to Wolfe.

Source: Wolters Kluwer Health

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