Catholic Health Initiatives Selects Six of Elsevier’s Online Solutions To Enhance Quality Clinical Decision-Making

Mosby’s Nursing Suite and Clinical Pharmacology are now the primary decision-support resources at CHI’s 75 hospitals across 19 states

Philadelphia, PA, March 1, 2010 – Elsevier, a world leader in health care and medical publishing and online solutions, today announced that Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the second-largest faith-based health care system in the nation, will install six of Elsevier’s online clinical decision-support and training solutions to meet the diverse and evolving needs of physicians, nurses and other providers at its 75 hospitals in 19 states.

CHI nurses will benefit from online resources within Mosby’s Nursing Suite, including Mosby’s Nursing Consult, which helps nurses find answers to pressing clinical questions; Mosby’s Nursing CE, which offers a variety of continuing education modules; Mosby’s Index, which provides nursing and allied health journal abstracts and an indexing database; Mosby’s Nursing Skills, which refreshes nurses’ knowledge of procedures and teaches new skills; and Mosby’s Nursing Skills Pediatric Collection, which delivers guidance on more than 300 pediatric nursing skills. Clinical Pharmacology, a Gold Standard/Elsevier product, will deliver expert drug information to CHI physicians, pharmacists, nurses and allied health professionals in acute care settings across the system.

“CHI’s pursuit of an integrated clinical strategy, which involves the rapid adoption of evidence-based practices and implementation, blends perfectly with Elsevier’s ability to deliver quality content for real-time decision-making and skills-based training,” said Kathy Sanford, CHI's Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer.

Stephen Moore, M.D., CHI’s Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, added: “Clinical Pharmacology, which provides accurate, clinically-relevant drug data, ensures that physicians, pharmacists and other providers have real-time information at the point of care for decision-making and multidiscipline communications to enhance patient care quality, safety, efficiency and cost management. Elsevier’s Clinical Decision Support and training solutions support CHI’s goals for patient care safety and quality while increasing provider and clinician satisfaction.

“Elsevier’s experience and expertise in deploying its solutions across large organizations while remaining sensitive to the information needs and practice priorities of nurses and other clinical professionals creates additional value for large organizations like CHI,” said Chris Dillon, Managing Director for Clinical Decision Support at Elsevier Health Sciences. “When health care facilities offer all clinicians the opportunity to access the same high levels of evidence-based content, clinicians are better positioned to meet quality, safety and efficiency targets, enhance the patient experience and adhere to core organizational values.”

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About Catholic Health Initiatives
CHI is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Denver. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 75 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted-living and residential-living facilities; and two community health-services organizations. Together, those facilities provided $553 million during the 2009 fiscal year in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With annual revenues of $8.6 billion, CHI ranks as the nation's second-largest Catholic health care system. For more information, visit

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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