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Clinical Best Practice Council

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Who We Are

Elsevier's Clinical Best Practice Council is a team of international industry experts who combine their wealth of expertise to amplify a solution-based approach to the delivery of knowledge-based care process supported by EHR integrated, clinical support systems.

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The Team

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Robert Nieves, JD, MBA, MPA, BSN, RN

Vice President of Health Informatics

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Laís Junqueira

Quality, Patient Safety and Innovation Manager


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Ximena Alvira, MD, PhD

Senior Clinical and Research Specialist

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Rahul Goyal, M.D.

Clinical Executive

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Our Focus Areas

The narratives developed by the Clinical Best Practice Council illustrate Elsevier’s commitment to supporting clinicians and patients throughout their healthcare journey. Whilst providing credible, accessible evidence-based information to help empower clinicians in providing the best healthcare possible. 

In the insights section below, find articles and whitepapers supporting each of the topics in more detail.

Supporting the Continuum of Care

Healthcare providers grapple with care backlog and new technologies. Emerging models like joined-up care and telemedicine complicate resource allocation. To address backlog and enhance efficiency, we need a continuum of care spanning hospitals, communities, and virtual platforms.

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Digital transformation: Helping clinicians harness and navigate data and information

The evolving clinical landscape and digital transformation are reshaping healthcare. Integrating innovative technologies and AI empowers clinicians with efficient access to complex data, enhancing care quality. However, caution is needed to ensure unbiased and validated solutions, avoiding disparities. Equipping clinicians with accurate and timely information enables evidence-based care delivery.

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Journey towards zero harm – Improving the quality of care and patient safety

Patient safety is a global challenge. Safe decision-making environments and systems are crucial as healthcare evolves. Nudges optimize behavior, respecting choice, and enhancing safety. Healthcare leaders can architect environments, adapt systems, and provide knowledge for safer decisions, promoting high-quality, sustainable care and patient well-being.

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Fostering a culture of evidence

Rapid changes, like AI language models, require distinguishing accurate information from misinformation. Health systems must prioritize evidence, fostering a culture of research and evidence-based practice. This equips professionals with skills to make informed decisions, leading to high-quality research and improved healthcare outcomes.

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The Empowered Clinician: Advancing the Profession through an Interdisciplinary Care Model

Healthcare systems face complexity, burnout, and slow digital adoption. Care fragmentation and adverse events result. Underutilization of nurses is a concern. Prioritizing nursing leadership strengthens the workforce, improves outcomes, and enhances job satisfaction. Developing resilience and self-care skills is vital for combating burnout and cultivating future nurse leaders.

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Supporting newly-qualified clinicians through transitions of care

September 8, 2022
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Prioritising a learning culture for nurses of the future is key to improving patient care: opinion

July 7, 2022
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Nudging towards safer decision making

October 27, 2022
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Fostering a culture of evidence: How librarians can drive change

December 21, 2022
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For a safer patient world, we need empowered nurses to lead innovation

September 15, 2022
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3 ways to achieve patient-centered care with interdisciplinary collaboration

September 17, 2018
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