Elsevier / CPM Resource Center Expands CPM CarePoints™, Adding Emergency Product Content Collection

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – October 24th 2011 – Elsevier / CPM Resource Center (CPM), a leader in developing clinical decision support tools for healthcare, announced today the availability of CPM CarePoints Emergency™. The product is a new component of the CPM CarePoints™ collection, a pre-built, implementation-ready solution that provides a framework for evidence-based care and documentation tools across clinical domains.

With more than 125 evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, CPM CarePoints Emergency is organized through utilization of the CPM Framework™ and is designed to integrate evidence-based content into practice in order to support clinical decision-making within an emergency department setting. The solution contains content for the adult and pediatric population, as guidelines range from abdominal pain to upper extremity injury, while content includes information on triage, patient profile, risk screening, primary and secondary clinical assessment and procedure/intervention summaries.

“CarePoints Emergency strategically serves healthcare organizations and professionals as they manage patients and document processes in the emergency department, all of which are necessary to achieve meaningful care goals,” said Diane Hanson, RN, BSM, MM, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CPM. “With this comprehensive solution, healthcare professionals can continue to work towards overall improvement of quality of care, data interoperability and seamless longitudinal care coordination for patients.”

CarePoint Emergency can be integrated with other “CarePoints” within the CPM CarePoints solution –inpatient, pediatrics, obstetrics and critical care – to provide a key benefit of a comprehensive, seamless workflow between departments and care venues. When integrated, the overall solution offers clinical decision support, advancing the use of health information technology, making meaningful the risk screening, planning, recording and tracking of recommended care steps and monitoring a patient’s condition meaningful.

Other key benefits include:

  • Potential reduction in re-admission rates
  • Improvement in quality of care and patient safety
  • Strategic decision making regarding a patient’s admittance
  • Seamless transition of care and interoperability
  • Support of standardization and consistency of care between departments

For more information about CPM CarePoints Emergency and CPM CarePoints, including purchasing information, visit http://www.cpmrc.com/solutions/cpm-carepoints/

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About Elsevier CPM Resource Center

For more than 25 years, Elsevier CPM Resource Center (CPM) has been offering evidence-based, interdisciplinary clinical practice guidelines, care planning and documentation at the point of care. Based on the CPM Framework™, these EMR compatible and web-based solutions are developed and maintained by expert interdisciplinary colleagues, and tested/validated through a Consortium of nearly 300 member hospitals. In addition, the company offers Practice Transformation services to assist organizations with clinical practice advancement, team-based care and EMR implementation and adoption. CPM is a business unit of Elsevier, the world’s leading provider of science and health information. For more information, visit www.cpmrc.com.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. 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, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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