Elsevier Announces Publishing New Journal in Collaboration with the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine

First issue of Health Policy and Technology launched in March

Amsterdam, March 8, 2012 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces that it will publish the new journal of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine (FPM), Health Policy and Technology.

In March FPM will launch the first issue of thecross-disciplinary journal focusing on past, present and future health policy and the role of technology in clinical and non-clinical national and international health environments. The journal will publish relevant, timely and accessible articles and commentaries to support policy-makers, health professionals, health technology providers, patient groups and academia interested in health policy and technology.

Topics covered will include: health technology, including drug discovery, diagnostics, medicines, devices, therapeutic delivery and eHealth systems; cross-national comparisons on health policy using evidence-based approaches; health technology assessment (HTA) methods and tools for evaluating the effectiveness of clinical and non-clinical health technologies; stakeholder engagement with health technologies (clinical and patient/citizen buy-in), Regulation and health economics (full aims & scope available online). 

“We are delighted to be launching Health Policy and Technologyin collaboration with Elsevier,” Professor Donald Singer, President of the FPM and Chairman of the Advisory Board said of the launch. “Health Policy and Technology, will provide an additional way for FPM to continue to make important international contributions to the development of policy and practice within medicine and related disciplines, and is therefore an excellent complement to our first international publication, Postgraduate Medical Journal.

Professor Wendy L. Currie will lead the journal as Founding Editor-in-Chief, combining her expertise in academia, business consulting and non-profit sector, with her interests in global health. Introducing the journal, she stated, “The first issue of Health Policy and Technology will focus on Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in the 21st Century. It will include a paper on the pioneering new Centre for Health Technology Assessment of Devices and Diagnostics within the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). It will include a first series of interviews with international leaders in the field of health policy and technology, beginning with Sir Michael Rawlins, Chairman of NICE.”

For more information about the new journal go to:  http://www.healthpolicyandtechnology.org

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About the FPM
The aim of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine (FPM) is to promote international calibre excellence in postgraduate medical education through its publications, clinical and scientific meetings, and other activities. The FPM is a British medical charity that was founded at the end of World War I, when it pioneered development of post-graduate educational programs in all branches of medicine.

Its foundation was the result of a merger between the Fellowship of Medicine and the Postgraduate Medical Association, with Sir William Osler the first president of the new organization. The FPM is supported by Fellows with expertise in the practice of medicine, medical education and publishing, and research in medicine and related disciplines.

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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