Elsevier Announces Collaboration with ExitCare to Enhance Patient Education

New relationship will expand patient education content provided through Elsevier’s online products; Mosby’s Nursing Consult and Mosby’s Nursing Skills are first to offer ExitCare content, Elsevier expects to integrate ExitCare content further into Elsevier products in the near future

Philadelphia, PA, November 16, 2011 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced a collaboration with ExitCare LLC, an enterprise-wide solution for patient education. ExitCare’s content provides Elsevier customers with patient education information available in multiple languages. The ExitCare system’s ability to identify and provide appropriate patient education documents helps providers meet their patient’s educational needs.

ExitCare now provides Mosby’s Nursing Consult customers more than 6,000 instructions, the majority at a 6th-8th grade reading level, with additional instructions at a 2nd-4th grade reading level. The majority of the English titles have been translated to Spanish. Mosby’s Nursing Consult customers are able to select the content in eight available languages to best fit the organization’s patient population.

“We are excited to partner with Elsevier. Our content products complement each other to address customer needs such as care transitions, improving workflow, patient empowerment and more,” said Roger Jacobi, president of ExitCare. “This will truly be a win-win opportunity for our respective companies. ExitCare’s sophisticated tagging of content helps Elsevier customers address the needs of a diverse patient population.”

Additionally, other benefits to Mosby’s Nursing Consult users include:

“At Elsevier, we are focused on providing a better user experience and allowing customers to achieve better results when it comes to patient education,” said John Schrefer, President of Elsevier/MCStrategies. “Our collaboration with ExitCare brings a significant advancement in patient education within our products, and we anticipate a better experience for our customers to improve patient outcomes.”

Plans are also underway to integrate ExitCare content into the offerings of Elsevier/Gold Standard, as well as MDConsult.

Mosby’s Nursing Consult leverages content from leading nursing resources to help nursing professionals find answers to their clinical questions, bringing evidence-based, best practices to the point of care. A combined reference tool and competency management system, Mosby’s Nursing Skills is a comprehensive resource designed to meet the nurse education and training needs of healthcare organizations, all through convenient online access to evidence-based skills and procedures. Both solutions are part of Mosby’s Nursing Suite, which provides healthcare organizations a line of reference and education resources for nursing professionals.

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About ExitCare
Founded in 1996, ExitCare, LLC is the most trusted, integrated, enterprise-wide solution for patient education and currently serves more than 1,500 healthcare facilities across the United States. With development of over 6,000 healthcare topics organized by relevant diagnosis and sourced with medication information, this system is intuitively designed and authored for all care settings, multiple languages and various health literacy levels to maximize workflow efficiency and increase patient comprehension. ExitCare Program solution is Meaningful Use Certified. 

About Elsevier Clinical Decision Support
Elsevier Clinical Decision Support (www.clinicaldecisionsupport.com), a division of Elsevier, the global leader in medical and health information, provides world class information and point-of-care technology solutions that optimize decisions and actions to improve the overall quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of care. The business delivers on this promise through actionable clinical content, care planning and documentation, drug reference and decision support, learning and performance management, and data mining and outcomes analytics solutions for provider, pharmacy and payer organizations.

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 over 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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