Swedish Healthcare Consortium to Provide Elsevier’s ClinicalKey to Clinicians Across Entire Country

More than 100,000 healthcare professionals will have quick, easy access to electronic medical information via state-of-the-art clinical search engine


London, February 2, 2017

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that more than 100,000 healthcare professionals across 21 regions in Sweden now have access to ClinicalKey.

EiRA (Effective Information Retrieval and Acquisition), the consortium of all the county councils/regions in Sweden, selected ClinicalKey, Elsevier’s intelligent clinical search engine, to make electronic medical information available to healthcare professionals in a cohesive, simple way. EiRA helps to ensure that all healthcare professionals have access to a common, high-quality knowledge base, regardless of where in Sweden they work.

ClinicalKey brings a broad range of Elsevier’s peer-reviewed medical information searchable in one master tool, ensuring that clinicians can access reliable clinical material at anytime from anywhere.  This empowers clinicians to make quicker, more informed decisions that improve patient safety and care. The Medical Library at Västmanlands hospital Västerås has adopted ClinicalKey since autumn 2015.

“We chose ClinicalKey because of its breadth of medical content and especially for the many e-books and journals,” said Västmanlands hospital Chief Librarian Mona Berglind. “The health professionals in the Region Västmanland get access to a number of medical resources such as journals, medical textbooks, multimedia, guidelines, patient education, point of care content and more from a single platform, and they all have access regardless of their location.

“We noticed that the e-book collection is a popular part of ClinicalKey among our users. The region is also interested in an integration with the electronic medical records (EMR), allowing our clinicians to have easy access to the most clinically relevant, evidence-based medical and surgical information.”

Clinicians in every hospital across all 21 regions in Sweden will now have access to the latest, trusted, evidence-based information at their fingertips.

“Elsevier is a key provider in the field of knowledge-based information in digital format. Elsevier‘s ClinicalKey solution is constantly evolving and updating to respond to changes in the way health professionals search, generate and review information, equipping our health professionals of the future to manage patients with precision,” said Anneli Mindemo, Consortium Manager, EiRA at Inera AB.

“ClinicalKey has been providing medical professionals across the globe answers to questions posed within a clinical care context,” said Tim Hawkins, Managing Director of Clinical Solutions for EMEA & Latin America. “The adoption of ClinicalKey by EiRA will allow all clinicians and health care personnel in the public sector in Sweden to get immediate online access to comprehensive and trusted information at the touch of a button, enabling a more efficient and safe patient care system. And we are excited that Elsevier is part of EiRA’s digital health journey.”

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About EiRA
EiRA – the consortium of all of the county councils/regions in Sweden, ensures that all healthcare professionals have access to a common, high-quality knowledge base, regardless of where in Sweden they work.

The primary aim of the EiRA consortium is to negotiate a high quality and diverse, common knowledge base, on behalf of all county councils. The content is agreed in cooperation with the hospital libraries and mainly based on demand, user statistics and price. There are yearly negotiations with the publishers, resulting in both one-year and multi-year agreements. Sweden has 21 county councils/regions, whose primary areas of responsibility are health and dental care.

About Elsevier
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, SciVal, 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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