Trinity Health selects seven Elsevier clinical decision support solutions for its multiple facilities in seven states

Philadelphia, PA, 10 November 2009 – Elsevier, a world leader in healthcare and medical publishing and online solutions, today announced that Trinity Health, the nation’s fourth largest Catholic health system with 44 hospitals across eight states, will install seven of Elsevier’s online clinical decision support (CDS) solutions to meet the evolving needs of its thousands of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals for evidence-based clinical content.

Trinity Health chose Elsevier’s comprehensive, interdisciplinary and integrated suite of CDS solutions, including Clinical Pharmacology, which delivers expert drug information; ToxED 2.0, which facilitates treatment of drug overdose emergencies; First Consult, which provides evidence-based answers at the point of care; MD Consult, which brings leading medical resources together in a single online service; Mosby’s Nursing Consult, which helps nurses find answers to pressing clinical questions; Mosby’s Nursing Skills, which presents nearly 1,000 interactive skills adapted from nursing reference texts; and Mosby’s Index, the most robust nursing and allied health journal abstracts and indexing database available.

“Trinity Health places a high value on evidence based care and will support this by expanding our licensing to every single facility within our organization. This is world-class content for clinical professionals in medicine, nursing and pharmacy,” said J. Michael Kramer, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), Trinity Health. “Elsevier’s suite of CDS solutions will enhance our journey toward Magnet status and create a common reference for generating evidence-based practice standards."

Elsevier CDS solutions will be installed in numerous critical access facilities, long term care and ambulatory facilities in California, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan and Ohio.

“Elsevier will provide CDS solutions that deliver timely, consistent and accurate information for enhanced diagnostic and treatment decision making,” said Chris Dillon, Managing Director, Elsevier Clinical Decision Support. “When Trinity Health’s diverse care providers can access the same high-level evidence-based content, they’ll be better positioned to make informed decisions, coordinate care, engage patients and families and enhance quality, safety and efficiency.”

“Online decision support solutions, including the Elsevier Mosby’s Nursing Suite, will play a vital role in fulfilling Trinity Health’s mission to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us,” said Gay Landstrom, MS, RN, Senior VP & Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Trinity Health. “The adoption and use of Elsevier’s solutions will help us to create the services, processes and structures that will improve and sustain the health of the patients and families we serve.”

About Trinity HealthTrinity Health is the fourth-largest Catholic health care system in the country. Based in Novi, Mich., Trinity Health operates 44 acute-care hospitals, 379 outpatient facilities, 33 long-term care facilities, and numerous home health offices and hospice programs in eight states. Employing 45,800 full-time staff, Trinity Health reported $7.0 billion in unrestricted revenue and nearly $400 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2009. For more information about Trinity Health, visit or become a fan of the Trinity Health Facebook page at

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.

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