Johns Hopkins University and Mt. Sinai Hospital of Toronto Honored For Innovative Use of Health Information and Technology to Improve Patient Care

Elsevier ‘Key Innovator Award’ recipients to attend HIMSS13 and present their winning programs at booth #6129

Philadelphia, PA, March 4, 2013Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has recognized Johns Hopkins University and Mt. Sinai Hospital with the first annual Key Innovator Award for each organization’s innovative use of information and technology to save lives and improve patient care.

Each winning organization received a $10,000 grant and trip to the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS13) annual meeting in New Orleans, March 3-7. Elsevier’s ClinicalKey, a clinical insight engine that provides the most current and clinically relevant evidence-based answers, sponsored the award.

“We developed the Key Innovator Award to raise awareness of health IT projects that have significantly contributed to improving patient outcomes and exemplify the true meaning of innovation in healthcare,” said Jay Katzen, president of Elsevier’s clinical solutions business. “These winning organizations have created programs that not only improve patient care but exemplify how effectively leveraging technology and information can revolutionize standards of quality healthcare.”

The Key Innovator Award recipients will present their winning projects at HIMSS13 at Elsevier’s booth (#6129). These winners’ programs are:

“On behalf of the team at Mt. Sinai in Toronto, we are very excited to receive this award from Elsevier,” Kendall said. “We see tremendous value in the evidence-based medicine project, as it allows our physicians to fully leverage the power of our resources in ways that they haven’t done before to directly influence patient care delivery.”

Elsevier will host a Meet & Greet for the Key Innovator Award winners at HIMSS13. To learn more about their projects, please visit booth #6129 on:

In addition to recognizing the Key Innovator Award winners, Elsevier will demonstrate its integrated clinical decision support (CDS) and clinical reference solutions that help healthcare providers and payers achieve the triple aim of clinical, operational and financial excellence.

Learn more about Elsevier, ClinicalKey and the Key Innovator Award honorees at HIMSS13, March 3-7, in New Orleans at booth #6129. For a full schedule of Elsevier product demonstrations and presentations at HIMSS13, please visit www.clinicaldecisionsupport.com/himss13.

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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 Intelligenceand ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

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