Elsevier Launches Clinical Pharmacology powered by ClinicalKey®

Healthcare providers can benefit from the power of two of the industry’s top references in one enterprise-wide solution

Philadelphia, PA, August 3, 2016

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has launched Clinical Pharmacology powered by ClinicalKey®, a comprehensive drug reference that supports healthcare professionals in making sound medication decisions by providing the fastest access to the most current, accurate and clinically relevant drug information.

By combining Clinical Pharmacology, the highest-ranked drug reference*, with ClinicalKey, Elsevier’s intelligent clinical search engine, healthcare professionals benefit from an enhanced user experience through a more intuitive user interface, faster search functionality and the ability to access relevant content quicker. This adds to Clinical Pharmacology’s existing competitive advantage of updating content hourly, every day, including weekends and holidays.

“When clinicians make decisions at the point-of-care, they need fast, accurate and relevant answers to their medication questions. Clinical Pharmacology powered by ClinicalKey integrates seamlessly into clinicians’ existing workflows across the continuum of care to increase productivity and help them provide the highest quality care,” said Karthik Krishnan, Senior Vice President, Clinical Reference & Workflow, Elsevier Clinical Solutions.

Also, because drug information changes can have major implications for patient and medication safety, Clinical Pharmacology powered by ClinicalKey provides important updates even on weekends and holidays, which is unique amongst drug references. This helps organizations avoid harmful and costly medication errors and helps ensure patient safety,” Krishnan said.

Clinical Pharmacology powered by ClinicalKey provides comprehensive content, including:

  • Drug monographs – detailed drug information for U.S. prescription drugs, herbal supplements, nutritional, vitamin and over-the-counter products;
  • Pediatric/neonatal specialty monographs – content for premature neonates, neonates, infants, children and adolescents, written and continually updated by Elsevier’s pediatric/neonatal specialty pharmacists; also includes Harriet Lane Handbook** content;
  • Drug class overviews – information to assist with formulary drug reviews and therapeutic substitution decisions;
  • Patient drug and disease education – resources patients need to understand and engage in their care plans. Consumer medication information and reports are included, along with patient information on thousands of diagnoses/diseases with explanation, symptoms and treatment;
  • IV compatibility – comprehensive content includes Trissel’s™2 Clinical Pharmaceutics database plus ongoing independent IV compatibility studies;
  • Toxicology resource – for assessing, diagnosing and managing poison and overdose emergencies at the point-of-care;
  • Oncology content – Clinical Pharmacology is accepted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a drug reference compendium for use in Medicare coverage decisions for patients with cancer;
  • Custom reports – robust reports allow users to compare drug products or screen for therapeutic issues. Ingredients-based and route-specific screening protects against false positive and false negative alerts.

Clinical Pharmacology powered by ClinicalKey is accessible online or integrated into most electronic health records (EHRs) and health information systems directly into the workflow via infobutton. This provides care teams with access to critical drug information at the point-of-care, including from mobile devices.

Clinical Pharmacology is accepted as a professional drug reference by every State Board of Pharmacy and trusted by more than 2,000 hospitals, 35,000 retail pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), health plans and academic institutions.

For additional information on Clinical Pharmacology powered by ClinicalKey, visit www.ElsevierCPCK.com.

*2015/2016 Best in KLAS® Report

**The Harriet Lane Handbook is the first medical reference book written “by residents, for residents” and reviewed by expert faculty at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. It continues to provide the gold standard in point-of-care clinical information for any health professional treating pediatric patients.


About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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