Elsevier’s ClinicalKey Can Support Clinical Decisions and Help Hospitals Reduce Costs, According to New Study at a Brazil Hospital

ClinicalKey study to be presented at HIMSS 2015 Latin America Innovation Award session; Elsevier also to announce integrations with electronic health record platforms:Soul MV and Athimos

Sao Paulo, November 4, 2015

A study at a private hospital in Rio de Janeiro showed that the medical evidence in ClinicalKey, Elsevier’s clinical reference solution, can help hospitals avoid medical glosses (health insurance companies refusal to reimburse hospital’s expenses) and thus reduce costs in health institutions, contributing to the sector's sustainability. The study, conducted in 2014, examined 17 items considered by the hospital as most glossed over from January to September.

HIMSS Latin America (HIMSS LA) selected “Case Study with ClinicalKey - Evidence-Based Medicine – Category Acute Care,” as one of the 10 cases for its “Innovation Award in Health” series at HIMSS 2015 Latin America, to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 4-5. Giselle Vasconcellos, Marketing Coordinator, Clinical Solutions, Elsevier Brazil, will present the key findings of the study on November 5h, from 15:30 to 15:45 pm, Session 3, in the Argentum Room.

"Little information is available on how medical reference solutions can help healthcare institutions reduce avoidable expenses, ones that result revenue loss,” explained Vasconcellos. “The reversal of glosses would mean savings of about R$1 million to the hospital over a nine-month period (based on Brasíndice price guide). The study found that ClinicalKey’s medical evidence supported the adoption in clinical practice of most procedures, materials and drugs disallowed by health insurance companies in the surveyed hospital.”

Many hospitals in Brazil still have not adopted many clinical technologies, particularly those related to support clinical decision-making. Clinical reference products and medical search engines can provide essential support for hospitals transforming their documentation into digital form in order to improve the quality of care. International models like EMRAM (Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model), proposed by HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), help health institutions to become digital hospitals and achieve greater clinical governance.

Powered by Elsevier, ClinicalKey provides evidence for more than 30 medical and surgical specialties, including more than 1,000 books by well known authors and 600 of the most referenced journals published by Elsevier, guidelines, systematic reviews, clinical trials, MEDLINE, as well as videos, images, procedures and monographs on drugs. Physicians and health professionals can access ClinicalKey 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, through computers and mobile devices and quickly find reliable information for their diagnoses of medical conditions, plus the latest research on diseases and treatments. Since the global launch in 2012, hundreds of hospitals and medical schools around the world have adopted ClinicalKey.

In Brazil, the list of institutions already using ClinicalKey includes the reference hospitals like Sírio-Libanês, Israelita Albert Einstein, Beneficência Portuguesa de São Paulo, São Rafael, Instituto do Coração de São Paulo (INCOR), among others.

To obtain a copy of the study, contact Giselle Vasconcellos at: g.vasconcellos@elsevier.com.

Integration Partnerships with MV and WW8
Elsevier also will announce at HIMSS 2015 LA that ClinicalKey has been integrated with the electronic health records (EHR) platforms SoulMV and Athimos from MV and WW8, respectively.

EHRs simplify and enhance the quality of clinical records, increasing patient safety. Integrated with ClinicalKey, these EHRs will provide the answers that physicians need to help with their diagnostic decisions and treatments, streamlining the workflow. The access to ClinicalKey from EHR is possible through a single click of an InfoButton, eliminating the need for multiple logins and different open windows.

"The integration of ClinicalKey with MV’s electronic medical records will add for our customers an excellent source of clinical information and knowledge management in care processes, providing aid in decision-making and in preventing medical glosses. Our users will be able to access more than 600 scholarly journals, 1,000 books and 17,000 videos of medical procedures, generating qualitative, humanitarian and financial return to the institutions,” said Ubirajara Maia, Director of Corporate Systems for MV.

Diego Correa, Managing Partner of WW8 Technology, said he believes that interoperability among the best solutions is the key for technology to contribute more and more to the quality of health. “This integration with ClinicalKey is a perfect example of this. On one hand we have Athimos, an expert system for clinical records, which naturally integrates with other systems, and on the other we have ClinicalKey, an expert system in research with the most medical literature databases available." Among the customers served by WW8 is Complexo Hospitalar Edmundo Vasconcelos, in São Paulo, a hospital belonging to Bradesco Foundation.



HIMSS 2015 LA, Hotel Grand Hyatt – Av. das Nações Unidas, 13.301, São Paulo-SP.

ClinicalKey and SoulMV Integration of Presentation

November 4th, 15:45 to 16:15

MV Booth

Case Study with ClinicalKey - Evidence-Based Medicine

November 5th, 15:30 to 15:45

Argentum Room

ClinicalKey and Athimos Integration Presentation

November 5th, 16:00 to 16:30

Elsevier Booth

About MV
MV is the Brazilian market leader in health management systems. Its main activity is the development of software, complemented by consultancy services. The company provides solutions that serve hospitals, health insurance providers, medical diagnostic centers and all the public health system, including management units, primary care, regulatory complex, and pharmaceutical and medical transportation. More than 1,000 institutions and 250,000 users have integrated several MV solutions to their daily routines to respond with efficiency, agility, precision and certainty to all information management needs in health. www.mv.com.br.

About WW8
WW8 Technology is focused on developing differentiated and creative solutions for the integration of clinical information. The company was established by an experienced group of professionals working in the health market for over 25 years, composed by medical experts and systems analysts who identified the need to create Athimos, a modern and robust system, exclusive for medical care area.

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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