Elsevier Announces the Launch of MD Consult Mobile

Clinicians Benefit from Easy Access to the Authoritative Information Doctors Trust

St. Louis, MO, 11 November 2009 – Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today that physicians of any specialty will be able to access an entire library of quality medical content on their mobile devices with the launch of MD Consult Mobile. Because physicians frequently travel between medical facilities and hospitals and often are not able to use a computer as they do rounds or perform other tasks away from an office, having access to evidence-based clinical content at any time or in any location is becoming increasingly essential. Optimized for iPhones, BlackBerrys and other smartphone devices, MD Consult Mobile allows clinicians to consult the same MD Consult content available from a laptop or desktop computer.

“Being able to get to the kind of content I would normally only be able to see if I was sitting at a computer is a big advantage as I go through my day,” said Neil W. Rawlins, MD, a Board Certified OB-GYN and Medical Information Officer for Kadlec Clinic in the state of Washington. “Hunting for an unoccupied computer in any medical facility is frustrating, so having access to MD Consult from the palm of my hand is a great leap forward for clinical decision support.”

MD Consult Mobile provides a new interface that is optimized for a small screen, making an extensive collection of books, journal articles, Clinics, and guidelines easily accessed and read from a mobile device’s web browser. MD Consult Mobile users can browse directly to content via Quick Reference links that cover a growing list of medical topics with pre-organized resources; search books, Clinics, journals/MEDLINE®, and practice guidelines; view full-text chapters and journal articles plus images of all searchable content; and email content links, to themselves for later review, or to colleagues.

“Physicians require comprehensive access to current information as close to the point of patient care as possible,” said Randy Charles, Managing Director, Global Clinical Reference, Elsevier. “The introduction of MD Consult Mobile is a direct result of the feedback of loyal MD Consult customers. Being able to consult this evidence-based clinical content from a mobile device will help our users find efficient clinical answers and make better patient treatment decisions no matter where they happen to be.”

MD Consult Mobile is available at no additional charge to individual subscribers, as well as end-users at institutions with site license subscriptions.

“Everyone acquainted with MD Consult will recognize its authoritative sources, such as Cecil Medicine, Braunwald’s Heart Disease, Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, the Harriet Lane Handbook, Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2010, the Clinics of North America, leading clinical journals, practice guidelines from professional medical societies, and many more,” added Charles. “Now subscribers can access that content by simply opening their phone’s Internet browser and typing in m.mdconsult.com.”

For more information about MD Consult or MD Consult Mobile, visit www.mdconsult.com.

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About MD Consult
MD Consult brings the leading medical resources together into one integrated online reference tool to help physicians efficiently find answers to pressing clinical questions and make better treatment decisions. A service of Elsevier, a world leader in health care and medical science publishing, MD Consult combines leading medical reference books, medical journals, and The Clinics of North America with patient education handouts, drug information, medical news, and more!

MD Consult is trusted by more than 1,900 healthcare organizations, including 95% of U.S. medical schools. Physicians log over 1.5 million searches every month to find clinical answers and make better treatment decisions.

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. www.elsevier.com

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