Elsevier Announces iCONSULT To Be Offered As Part Of SOAPware Electronic Medical Record

Partnership puts integrated evidence-based point of care content directly into electronic medical record to improve quality and consistency of decision-making

St. Louis, September 29, 2006 – Elsevier, a world-leading medical publisher, today announced it has partnered with SOAPware, a leader in providing electronic medical records software for over 10 years with over 30,000 users and with more medical clinic installs than any other EHR in the U.S. . The partnership will allow Elsevier’s iCONSULT clinical decision support content to be offered as a Clinical Knowledge Module to its SOAPware v5 (liger) EHR users.

“Elsevier’s iCONSULT information will enable us to deliver a fantastic value-added offering. This Clinical Knowledge Module will enable our customers to have evidence-based, clinical information and medical reference information at their fingertips from our SOAPware electronic health record. This will enable the physician to provide better health care by promoting best clinical practices, improving consistency and quality of decision-making; and ultimately increasing the quality of care,” say David Powell, chief executive, SOAPware.

For the physician, the Clinical Knowledge Module will include two components, the first, integrated evidence-based point of care content, powered by FIRST Consult, is continuously updated to offer information on evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of disease categories to generate specific clinical decision support with the physician’s workflow. The integrated medical referential content, powered by MD Consult, allows users to seamlessly search and access clinical information and included respected reference books, full-text articles from professional journals, practice guidelines and much more. For more information: www.ClinicalDecisionSupport.com.

About SOAPware
SOAPware®, an Electronic Medical Record designed for clinics. The SOAPware Electronic Medical Record software is designed to enhance and evolve all types of medical practices by replacing paper charts and increasing functionality. It is most commonly used in practices of 1-10 doctors. SOAPware is used in more clinics than any other EMR and 30,000 medical professionals use SOAPware at work everyday. It is used in more than 60 specialties, 27 countries. SOAPware has been serving doctors since 1995. They provide robust tools to link to billing systems, hospitals, labs, etc. For more information, please go to www.soapware.com or call Toll-Free: (800) 455-SOAP (7627).

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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