Aswan Heart Center Signs a Contract with Elsevier for its Online Nursing Platforms to Achieve Clinical Excellence

The Hospital is setting the stage for the improved development of nursing skills and clinical knowledge in Egypt

Cairo, February 5, 2017 – Aswan Heart Center (Magdi Yacoub Foundation) has signed a 3-year contract with Elsevier, a pioneer provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, for its online nursing solutions — ClinicalKey Nursing and Clinical Skills.

ClinicalKey Nursing offers evidence-based digital information including nursing monographs, books, journals, practice guidelines, and core measures with nursing recommendations — allowing nurses to make faster, better decisions about patient care, improve daily workflows and increase efficiency. Clinical Skills is a powerful digital resource with more than 1,300 evidence-based skills and procedures with competency management features, ensuring professional nursing standards alignment, consistency and competency.

Aswan Heart Center is leading the way in Egypt by implementing Elsevier’s solutions to standardize nurses’ clinical skills development and improve access to evidenced-based knowledge, ultimately empowering nurses to drive better patient care and support their daily practice to achieve clinical excellence at the hospital.

Aswan Heart Center

“We are pleased to work with Aswan Health Center and to support their effort to achieve excellence,” said Ahmed Abd Elnaby, Regional Sales Director for the Middle East and Africa, Elsevier Health. “We believe there is a great opportunity for Elsevier to add value to the nursing field in Egypt.”

In 2015, Elsevier signed a multi-year agreement with the Egyptian Government, which supports the country’s aim to further develop as knowledge-driven society and strengthen its position as an education hub in the Arab region. The national license provides access to ClinicalKey — Elsevier’s online search engine that provides evidence-based clinical answers to healthcare professionals and students — through the ‘Egyptian Knowledge Bank’ (EKB).

About Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation (MYF)
Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation (MYF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization providing free world-class medical services to the less privileged in Egypt and throughout the region in the field of cardiovascular diseases.

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.