Elsevier Launches Next Generation Codifa, Providing Italian Doctors with Real Time Access to Critical Drug Information

Codifa enables Italian professionals to take better decisions in a shorter time

Milan, August 3, 2011 – Elsevier, the world-leading global provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today a new release of Codifa, an easy to use and powerful online point of care drug information platform serving Italian healthcare providers.

"We are delighted to provide real time access to critical data on drugs, tailored to a specific clinical setting and patient’s needs,” said Emile Blomme, Managing Director, Elsevier Italy. “Codifa will greatly improve the appropriateness of care, help reduce risk, optimize operating costs and ultimately diminish malpractice liability.”

This project is part of Elsevier’s continuous efforts to offer most qualified and relevant international contents to its local or multi-language clinical products in Europe. Codifa’s critical drug information reduces the clinical risk associated with errors in prescribing or administering drugs, adverse reactions and suboptimal dosages.

The new Codifa system improves significantly the core functionalities and contents of the 2005 release, providing a new user-friendly interface and search engine designed to enhance and speed up information retrieval, reading, integration in workflows and use on handheld devices. Longstanding partnerships with important, Italian and international, institutions and associations (both public and private) ensure that Codifa provides authoritative, information on drug interactions, global brand name conversion, generic drug search and price trends.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics company 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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