Elsevier purchases CPM Resource Center from Eclipsys

Acquisition accelerates Elsevier’s strategy to deliver a comprehensive suite of workflow-integrated information solutions to nurses and allied health professionals and enhances its ability to help healthcare organizations provide safe, quality care

Philadelphia, PA December 20, 2007 - Elsevier, the world's leading publisher of science and health information, has announced it has purchased CPM Resource Center from Eclipsys, a leading provider of integrated enterprise clinical, revenue cycle, access management, and decision support solutions. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, CPM Resource Center is a leading provider of executable evidence-based clinical tools, resources, and professional services designed to transform healthcare. The transaction is effective immediately.

The integration of CPM Resource Center strengthens Elsevier’s position as a leading provider of solutions that help healthcare organizations improve patient care and safety. In addition, the CPM Resource Center’s assets will provide synergies through broader utilization of Elsevier’s existing clinical content products and complementary sales channels.

“Elsevier is committed to helping our healthcare customers improve outcomes in the high priority area of patient care and safety,” said Brian Nairn, chief executive officer of Elsevier Health Sciences. “To achieve measurable improvements, healthcare organizations need accurate, evidence-based content that can be used by nurses and all care team members to improve decision making, reduce care variability, and support care documentation. We are excited that CPM Resource Center is joining Elsevier, and we look forward to building on our relationship with Eclipsys.”

As part of the acquisition Elsevier acquired the following CPM Resource Center lines of business that will expand its capabilities:

- A comprehensive database of executable evidence-based clinical content that is designed for seamless integration into clinical practice and documentation systems at the point of care.
- Consulting services that help healthcare settings align and sustain organizational behaviors that reduce care variability and improve clinical outcomes.
- A healthcare consortium of rural, community and academic organizations engaged in practice-technology integration, clinical scholarship and clinical content development.
- Practice-Education Partnerships with academic and affiliate clinical settings to advance learning and practice environments.

Going forward, the clinical content embedded within Eclipsys’ Sunrise Knowledge-Based Charting, an interdisciplinary, pre-configured clinical documentation solution, will continue to be enhanced through an ongoing strategic partnership between Elsevier and Eclipsys.

“We feel that CPM Resource Center’s professionals will provide expanded value to the healthcare market as part of the larger Elsevier team,” said R. Andrew Eckert, Eclipsys president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to continue working with Elsevier on delivering solutions that leverage the power of evidence-based content to help healthcare organizations achieve outcome improvements.”

CPM Resource Center’s evidence-based products and professional services assist healthcare organizations in creating a healthy work culture and interdisciplinary integration using a professional practice framework and standardization. With the goal of offering “context for the content,” these practice-transformation and implementation services are provided by a diverse, interdisciplinary team with extensive experience in clinical practice transformation. Customizable to any healthcare organization, these services build on the strengths of clinicians at the point of care to ensure successful implementation and integration of clinical content and best practices that help improve clinical outcomes and create the best places to give and receive care.

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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