Elsevier Acquires Amirsys, Provider of Healthcare Information Solutions and Content for Radiology, Pathology, and Anatomy
Amirsys' point-of-care decision support technology to augment Elsevier's evidence-based clinical solutions suite
Philadelphia, PA, June 12, 2014
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the acquisition of Amirsys.
Focused on visually oriented medical disciplines like radiology, pathology and anatomy, Amirsys' global solutions give healthcare providers the expert information and clinical decision support (CDS) tools to make informed, expert and evidence-based diagnoses. Amirsys also provides learning environments that help those training in these disciplines to sharpen their diagnostic skills and increase their knowledge.
“This acquisition bolsters Elsevier’s comprehensive set of point-of-decision solutions, providing our customers around the world with a greater ability to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes,” said Jay Katzen, President, Elsevier Clinical Solutions. “In addition, because radiology, pathology, anatomy and their associated content and data-rich images are foundational elements of other disciplines, we believe Amirsys will improve our ability to better inform diagnostic and treatment decisions across a broad scope of other specialties.”
Amirsys also created sophisticated technology tools to develop and maintain current imaging content, and Elsevier expects to be able to adapt those tools to serve other visually rich specialties. Amirsys products include STATdx, RADPrimer, ImmunoQuery, AnatomyOne and Amirsys Imaging, Pathology, and Anatomy Reference Centers. Amirsys will be integrated with the Elsevier Clinical Solutions suite, which includes clinical workflow and decision support, clinical reference and patient engagement, including ClinicalKey, CPM CarePoints, ExitCare, and InOrder by Elsevier.
“Elsevier is known for our trusted, evidence-based content, and the Amirsys team, products and solutions add substantial global expertise and technology to our suite of solutions,” Katzen said. “The Amirsys content development and technology platform enhances our ability to frequently update and manage images and text assets throughout our clinical solutions suite so that our customers always have access to the most current content available.”
Amirsys will continue its tradition of publishing new radiology and pathology reference texts with Elsevier. Amirsys’ new editions and titles, publishing group and world-renowned author teams will complement Elsevier’s own portfolio of high quality radiology and pathology titles.
“We are excited to become part of Elsevier’s premier suite of clinical solutions,” said Paul Scholtes, co-CEO of Amirsys. “Together we address the needs of radiology and diagnostic pathology professionals, hospitals, and physicians’ practices whose clinicians must have the best information and technology in order to deliver a quality diagnosis,” said Ric Harnsberger, MD, co-CEO of Amirsys.
Amirsys is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The acquisition is effective immediately and financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.
About AmirsysAmirsys, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy. Amirsys’ unique combination of proprietary technology and image-intensive, evidence-based content provide online problem-solving solutions and reference books to thousands of physicians and health professionals worldwide. Amirsys delivers medical expertise with powerful technology to provide life-saving, vital information to health care professionals. Amirsys content is authored by a team of over 300 leading radiologists, pathologists, and anatomists.
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. www.elsevier.com
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