Panama Government to Add Elsevier’s ScienceDirect and ClinicalKey to the ABC Scientific Library Program

Deal will bring access to the latest breakthroughs in science and medicine for researchers and clinicians in Panama’s health and academic institutions

Philadelphia, PA, July 11, 2016

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that Access to Scientific Literature (ABC), the Scientific Library program sponsored by Panama’s Ministry of Health and Ministry of Science and Technology, have selected Elsevier’s ScienceDirect and ClinicalKey.

With this two-year collaboration agreement, the country’s researchers and health and academic institutions will have access to content and digital resources on scientific and clinical literature. This collaboration will also increase the number of entities with access to this information, on the different areas of knowledge.

“ABC is a National Secretariat of Science Technology and Innovation (SENACYT) initiative that will be available for scientific professionals, clinicians, researchers, lecturers and students from different knowledge areas in the Republic of Panama,” said Dr. Jorge Motta, National Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Panama.

According to SENACYT,“to progress in research, development and innovation it is vital to have access to the latest breakthroughs advancement in science and technology. However, SENACYT is aware of the challenges hospitals, research and academic bodies face in gaining access to world-class information solutions due to economic constraints.”

The ABC programme allows many institutions and entities in Panama to have access to ClinicalKey and ScienceDirect, impacting the number of research outputs and helping to increase the national research capacity while strengthen the quality of education and social services in Panama. Elsevier and SENACYT share a common goal to improve the development of scientific, clinical and technology area in Panama, thereby putting an end to inequality and promoting equitable research and R&D in health care.

Panama appointed Elsevier as a key partner to achieve its goals, including providing access to the most updated and high-quality information solutions in health, technology and science.

Gerrit Bos, Executive Vice President, EMEALA-APAC, Elsevier Health, said, “ClinicalKey is more than just a clinical reference platform. It is an information solution that addresses core needs of ABC as care providers. The agreement with ABC will provide health professionals, lecturers and students in Panama with the most complete and current collection of trusted content and multimedia scientific and medical information at anytime and anywhere, contributing to the scientific and healthcare development of Panama.”

Elsevier will continue incorporating new features for ABC to continue contributing the quality of higher education and health services in Panamá, according to Bos.

“We look forward to further delivering trusted and updated clinical content and support for Panama’s mission to have high-quality patient care and health education,” Bos said. “ClinicalKey is already providing medical professionals across numerous countries with a platform to answer questions posed within a clinical care context.”

ClinicalKey provides evidence-based clinical answers drawn from the single largest body of clinical content available, including 600+ journals, 1,100+ books, drug information, guidelines, patient education and Medline. The Smart Search enables ClinicalKey to understand clinical terms and thus discover the most relevant medical content and find related content often missed by other search engines. ClinicalKey is optimized for any mobile device, making it more convenient to search and validate on-the-go. www.clinicalkey.com/info/es

ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s leading information solution for researchers, teachers, students, health care professionals and information professionals. It combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so that you can stay informed in your field, and can work more effectively and efficiently. www.sciencedirect.com

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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, 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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