Elsevier Introduces Its iCONSULT Service to the Medical Librarian
Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 22 May 2006 – Elsevier, the world’s largest medical publisher, today announced it is demonstrating its Electronic Health Record (EHR) integration capabilities to the medical librarians at the U.S.-based Medical Library Association annual conference. iCONSULT delivers real-time clinical decision support by putting evidence-based clinical reference content directly into the electronic workflow of health practitioners.
“The medical librarian is a critical link to a healthcare organization’s access to medical and nursing clinical reference information,” says Daniel Pollock, Elsevier’s Executive Publisher, Clinical Decision Support. “That information has to be available where the physician and nurse need it, which is increasingly from within the EHR.”
Elsevier developed iCONSULT to integrate its clinical reference content directly into the electronic workflow and enhance clinical decision support. Content is indexed against industry standard clinical vocabularies, patient demographics and organized around the clinician’s workflow, allowing iCONSULT to deliver rapid answers to specific patient scenarios directly into the electronic medical record.
Using iCONSULT, healthcare organizations can integrate Elsevier’s premier medical, nursing and drug information directly into their EHR applications to better support the healthcare provider. Elsevier is working with an increasing number of EHR vendors to better support the medical librarian, including: Epic Systems Corporation; GE Healthcare; Misys Healthcare Systems; McKesson; MDTablet; MedAppz and Healthvision.
More information about iCONSULT can be found ClinicalDecisionSupport.com or in booth 504 at the Medical Library Association meeting May 20 through May 23, 2006 at Phoenix Arizona.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.
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