Medappz and Elsevier Partner to Provide Evidence-Based Information Directly Inside Electronic Health Record System
Salt Lake City, UT, May 16, 2005 - Elsevier and Medappz today announce a new partnership to provide Elsevier’s iCONSULT, evidence-based, point-of-care information to physicians through Medappz’s Clinical Agent™ EHR (electronic health record) system. iCONSULT delivers real-time clinical decision support by putting evidence-based, point-of-care clinical reference directly into the workflow of the physician.
“Elsevier’s iCONSULT service will put relevant medical information into the hands of the health practitioner while they are treating patients,” says Brian Lichtlin, CEO, Medappz. "Medappz’s Clinical Agent electronic health record was designed to automate today’s medical office. Clinical Agent simplifies the electronic workflow of the physician and by providing the evidence-based information that is available through iCONSULT, it will greatly enhance what a physician can do while treating patients.”
“As a physician who does not have time to leave the patient to find the latest treatment options or patient management issues, the electronic health record is the perfect place for clinical information to reside, “says Dr. Susan Giovanni, Mercy Medical Clinic. “Having the latest drug information, testing and even patient education will save me a lot of time and help me keep abreast of the latest medical findings.
Elsevier, a world-leading science and medical publisher, developed iCONSULT to integrate its clinical reference content directly into the electronic health record and enhance clinical decision support. FIRST Consult, Elsevier’s premier point of care medical reference tool will be the first product enabled to work in the electronic health record through the iCONSULT service. FIRST Consult is part of the MD Consult Clinical Knowledge System and provides immediate access to continuously updated evidence-based information on evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of disease categories, enabling health practitioners to make immediate, accurate medical decisions.
"With iCONSULT, we are putting relevant clinical information directly at the point of care to help add to the quality of patient care by promoting best clinical practices. We are impressed that healthcare information technology vendors like Medappz see iCONSULT as a way to contribute to the reduction of medical errors and really help the physician when they need it most" says Richard Furn, Elsevier’s Publishing Director, Point Of Care.
Medappz is a software development company headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, USA and focused on building an evolution to a new health care information system. Through innovative electronic health record software, Medappz is changing the way ambulatory care medical provider’s capture, manage, and exchange patient information amongst one another. Medappz has developed its electronic health record, front office and back office management systems to give ambulatory care providers the proper tools to automate the health record through advanced internet technologies.
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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