Elsevier CPM Resource Center to Integrate Evidence-Based Clinical Content Software at Providence Health & Services

CPM and Providence Health & Services collaboration aims to improve overall interdisciplinary care and transform patient care culture

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – July 19, 2011 – Elsevier / CPM Resource Center (CPM), a leader in developing clinical decision support tools for healthcare, announced today a contract with Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit health system committed to providing services to communities across five states - Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington to provide evidence-based clinical content software.

Providence Health & Services selected CPM as the vendor of choice for evidence-based interdisciplinary professional practice workflow support, including clinical documentation, care planning and clinical practice guidelines for nurses and interdisciplinary clinicians in order to improve overall patient care and patient experience. CPM’s evidence-based content seamlessly interfaces with health information technology platforms.

Providence Health & Services plans to validate and begin using the CPM clinical content this year to support clinical scholarship within their organization. CPM’s products will be delivered within Providence Health & Services’ future acute care EHR (Electronic Health Record) system, which will begin rolling out in 2012. The organization’s Clinical Practice Transformation Team (CPTT) will engage in reviewing and validating the interdisciplinary content for use in an acute care setting, and consultants from CPM’s Transformation Services team will also work with the teams to create consistent practice adoption throughout all areas.

The adoption of CPM’s products will help Providence Health & Services to further achieve its organization’s goals, including maintaining the highest clinical standards possible, reducing variation in care delivery and empowering clinicians to practice with the best point-of-care resources. Additionally, the combination of the EHR platform and CPM’s product will also support Providence Health & Services’ acute care ministries to achieve advances in care in order to achieve nursing excellence.

With more than 25 years of experience, CPM embraces the concept of providing a culture and professional practice framework that consists of evidence-based clinical care solutions to assist in the practice transformation of hospitals. Essentially, solutions are offered to not only help standardize care across the continuum but provide superior support to point-of-care providers throughout the transition to ensure seamless adoption by the interdisciplinary team and that appropriate systems are in place to meet the goals and objectives of the facility. 

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About Providence Health & Services
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves – especially for those who are the poor and vulnerable. Providence’s comprehensive scope of services includes 27 hospitals, numerous non-acute care facilities and physician clinics, a health plan, a liberal arts university, a high school, 52,000 employees and many other health, housing and educational services. The health system spans five states – Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington – with its system office located in Renton, Washington. Providence Health & Services continues a tradition of caring that the Sisters of Providence began more than 155 years ago.

About Elsevier CPM Resource Center
For more than 25 years, Elsevier CPM Resource Center (CPM) has been offering evidence-based, interdisciplinary clinical practice guidelines, care planning and documentation at the point of care. Based on the CPM Framework™, these EMR compatible and web-based solutions are developed and maintained by expert interdisciplinary colleagues, and tested/validated through a Consortium of nearly 300 member hospitals. In addition, the company offers Practice Transformation services to assist organizations with clinical practice advancement, team-based care and EMR implementation and adoption. CPM is a business unit of Elsevier, the world’s leading provider of science and health information. For more information, visit www.cpmrc.com.

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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T.Reller@Elsevier.com