Karen Abramson – Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research

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Hal Espo sat down for a one-on-one conversation with Karen Abramson, President & CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research.

Hal and Karen talked about:

  • Aggregation: What is the role for content aggregation behind the pay wall and on the open web? How is WK Health Medical Research accommodating and leveraging those changes?
  • Workflow: It’s the holy grail….in what ways is WK Health Medical Research moving up this value chain from content to workflow/tool provider?
  • WEB 2.0: How is WK Health Medical Research making use of WEB 2.0 functionality and how does it see Web 2.0 changing its business now vs. later?
  • International: How WK Health Medical Research sees its markets internationally…what is different than in the US and how does it respond to those differences?

Karen Abramson is President & CEO of the Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research business unit. Since joining Wolters Kluwer Health in July 2006, Abramson has focused on improving Ovid’s operational efficiencies and delivering new product offerings, including the new OvidSP platform, Ovid’s latest search and discovery tool. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer Health, Abramson served as Vice President and General Manager of CT Corsearch, a division of Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services.

Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Abramson was Vice President of Operations at MemberWorks, Inc., a $350 million direct marketer of membership service programs, online sweepstakes, and savings promotions. In addition, she held various leadership positions with the Thomson Corporation.