Danish Healthcare System to Provide Elsevier’s ClinicalKey to Clinicians Across Entire Country

More than 19,000 clinicians will have quick, easy access to medical reference material via state-of-the-art clinical search engine

London, April 14, 2014

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that Denmark has decided to provide access to Elsevier’s ClinicalKey to more than 19,000 healthcare professionals across the country.

The Danish Regions and Denmark’s Electronic Research Library (DEFF) chose to provide ClinicalKey, Elsevier’s innovative online search tool, to make electronic medical information available to healthcare professionals in a cohesive, simple way.

ClinicalKey gives easy access to the latest clinical reference materials and enables clinicians to make quicker, more informed decisions that improve patient safety and care.

“ClinicalKey is an excellent resource for both practicing healthcare professionals and trainees. Our clinicians find it easy to use and it provides detailed search results incredibly quickly,” explained Conni Skrubbeltrang, Head of the Medical Library at Aalborg University Hospital. “It offers huge breadth of content, with access to books and multimedia. Videos are particularly popular with clinicians. It can inform clinical decision-making and streamline learning.”

The web-based tool will provide clinicians with quick and easy-to-use resources, allowing them to keep current with the latest clinical research and provide their patients with the most effective care plan. It will support healthcare professionals across Denmark to overcome key health related challenges, including providing increasingly sophisticated healthcare to a population that lives longer and suffers from a growing number of chronic illnesses.

Anders Mejlbjerg, Business Consultant for DEFF said. “Elsevier is a key provider in the field of knowledge-based information in digital format. They are a natural partner and provider of the main part of the licences that DEFF administers to our clients and customers in Denmark.”

“The hospitals within the Danish regions have had a licence to Elsevier’s ScienceDirect and the database MDConsult since 2007. So when ClinicalKey came onto the market, it was an obvious decision to take advantage of it as it brings together all of Elsevier’s medical content into one easy to use clinical search engine,” added Mejlbjerg.

By making all of Elsevier’s peer-reviewed medical content searchable in one master tool, ClinicalKey ensures that clinicians can access reliable clinical reference material at any time, and away from the medical library. This will assist them in their studies and support them in their clinical work enhancing the care they give to their patients. In addition they will also be able to benefit from the time saving features including creating reading lists, sharing/printing articles and drag and drop images into the presentation maker, accessible at work or at home.

Tim Hawkins, Managing Director, Clinical Solutions, Elsevier Europe explained, “ClinicalKey is already providing medical professionals across numerous countries with a platform to answer questions posed within a clinical care context. Our working tobgether with DEFF will allow all clinicians and medical students in Denmark to get immediate online access to comprehensive and trusted information at the touch of a button. We look forward to continuing to work with the DEFF and its members on their digital journey.”

Launched in April 2012, ClinicalKey provides online access to medical reference materials, including the most current clinically relevant evidence-based answers, as well as expert commentary, MEDLINE abstracts and select third-party journals. Its clinical reference search engine is powered by Elsevier's Smart Content and tagged with EMMeT (Elsevier Merged Medical Taxonomy), which enables ClinicalKey to understand clinical terms and thus discover medical content that is the most relevant, plus find related content that would be missed by other search engines.

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About DEFF
Denmark’s Electronic Research Library (DEFF) is a governmental Danish consortium through which both corporate and public institutions and research libraries are buying e-licenses, both within health, education and research. Among the biggest customers are the Danish Hospitals that are governed by the five Danish Regions. DEFF’s objective is to ensure access to research-based knowledge, in support of the innovations strategy laid out from the Danish government. DEFF is co-funded by three ministries: The Ministry of Culture; The Ministry of Education; The Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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