Wolters Kluwer Health Appoints Chief Medical Officer and New CEO for Clinical Tools Business Unit

"The role of a Chief Medical Officer has long been part of WKHealth's vision to achieve a leading position in medical information," said Hugh Yarrington, CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health.  "Jon's considerable expertise in clinical content and its integrated applications will help WKHealth pursue new growth areas to meet the information needs of our customers."

Dr. Seymour will work with all major WKHealth brands, such as Ovid Technologies, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Medi-Span, Adis International, and Facts & Comparisons, to effectively leverage the brand assets in all major growth areas of medical information, including point-of-care, point-of-learning, electronic medical record, e-prescribing, and related strategies. He will be responsible for executing agreements with strategic health industry partners for enterprise applications that integrate WKHealth information and tools into comprehensive medical information systems.
"While we have had success in partnering with major health information providers, insurers, hospital systems, and medical societies, we know that greater opportunities exist to get our content into the hands of medical, clinical, and pharmaceutical customers," said Yarrington.  "Jon will be accountable for incorporating as many of our information assets as possible into every significant partnership and sales opportunity."
Dr. Seymour joined WKHealth as CEO for Clinical Tools in 2002.  Under his leadership, the business unit expanded to include Skolar, a point-of-care information tool purchased from Stanford University in 2003.  In addition, Seymour oversaw the integration of Medi-Span, purchased from the Hearst Corporation in 2002.  Prior to this role, he was the co-founder and chief executive of Gold Standard Multimedia, a drug database company which grew to produce $4 million in annual revenues under his leadership. He also created and marketed Integrated Medical Curriculum, a suite of electronic textbooks and course materials for medical and allied health students. He holds an MD from the University of Florida College of Medicine and a BA in Physics from Duke University.
"Ken Killion is a seasoned information executive and will bring a wealth of experience to one of our most exciting opportunities for sustained growth. As Jon Seymour moves into his new role, we are very fortunate to have a professional of Ken's abilities to step in at Clinical Tools," Yarrington said.  
Mr. Killion was previously Executive Vice President of Clinical Tools.  He will oversee all operational aspects of the business unit, including the Drug Information, E-Prescribing, and Clinical Decision Support components.  Mr. Killion joined Facts & Comparisons, a product line of Clinical Tools, as Executive Publisher in 2000.  He brings more than 25 years experience in professional publishing to his new role, both with Wolters Kluwer companies such as Aspen Publishers and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, and with other industry-leading publishers.  He holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Baltimore, MD.
About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health (WKHealth) is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.  Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools, periodicals and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons; online information providers, such as Ovid Technologies and Medi-Span; and pharmaceutical information provider Adis International.   WKHealth is a division of Wolters Kluwer, NV, a multi-national information services company with annual sales of more than €3.9 billion and 20,000 employees.
Connie Hofmann, Director of Communications
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