Elsevier Joins GE Healthcare's Centricity Physician Office Partner Program

Philadelphia, April 28, 2006 – Elsevier, a world-leading medical publisher, today announced that it has integrated its iCONSULT clinical decision support service with GE Healthcare’s electronic medical record (EMR) software. The strategic partnership will focus on delivering Elsevier’s iCONSULT service directly to the hospital and group medical practice community through GE Healthcare’s Centricity Physician Office electronic medical record (EMR). iCONSULT delivers real-time clinical decision support by putting evidence-based, point-of-care clinical reference content directly into the electronic workflow of health practitioners.

“As the largest publisher of medical information products and services, Elsevier offers advanced solutions for improving electronic workflow by providing medical information where physicians and nurses need it most, directly in the electronic medical record,” said Dr. Sue Thomas, medical director for GE’s Centricity Practice Solutions. “By partnering with iCONSULT, GE can offer Centricity Physician Office EMR users evidence-based information integrated with their electronic medical record.”

Elsevier, a world-leading science and medical publisher, developed iCONSULT to integrate its clinical reference content directly into the electronic workflow and enhance clinical decision support. Content is indexed against industry standard clinical vocabularies, patient demographics and organized around the clinician’s workflow, allowing iCONSULT to deliver rapid answers to specific patient scenarios directly into the electronic medical record.

"We are pleased with this partnership and how it will support our goal of improving the outcomes of patient care. We are placing more of our world-class, clinical information where health practitioners need it to support their clinical decisions--directly at the point of care," says Brian Nairn, CEO, Elsevier, Health Sciences Division.

More information can be found at https://www.elsevier.com/clinical-solutions or at the GE Centricity Physician Office EMR User Group Meeting in Portland, Oregon April 28-29, 2006.

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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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