Elsevier Launches ClinicalKey, a Breakthrough ‘Clinical Insight Engine’ that Brings Fast, Trusted and Comprehensive Medical Content to Clinicians
PHILADELPHIA, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Powered by Elsevier’s Smart Content, ClinicalKey can understand clinical
terms and discover the most relevant medical content based on clinicians’ searches
Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of medical content and
solutions, today announced ClinicalKey
[http://keyconnect.clinicalkey.com/KeyConnect/html/HomePage.html ], the next generation of
online clinical information resources. ClinicalKey draws answers from the largest
collection of clinical resources, covering every medical and surgical
specialty-eliminating physicians’ reliance on less accurate sources. ClinicalKey’s content
includes more than 700 textbooks and 400 top medical journals, providing the most current
clinically relevant evidence-based answers, as well as expert commentary, MEDLINE
abstracts and select third-party journals.
“Physicians are under severe time pressure and want their answers fast and relevant,
with comprehensive depth available if they want,” said Dr. Jonathan Teich, Elsevier’s
Chief Medical Informatics Officer. “By reducing the time it takes to find the best answer
and providing trusted, more comprehensive content, we’re able to help clinicians spend
more time with their patients to achieve better outcomes.”
As Elsevier’s new ‘clinical insight engine’, ClinicalKey provides faster, smarter
access to the relevant online clinical answers physicians seek. After conducting market
research with more than 2,000 physicians, Elsevier designed ClinicalKey to meet the three
key search requirements those physicians demanded:
- Comprehensive - ClinicalKey includes answers based on the largest proprietary collection of clinical resources in one place online, representing every medical and surgical specialty and information at all levels, from expert opinion to primary data. Resources include textbooks, journals, monographs, videos and images. - Trusted - ClinicalKey provides access to the latest peer-reviewed and evidence-based information available from Elsevier, a world-leading provider of science and health information. - Fast - With its unique technology, ClinicalKey's speed-to-answer is unmatched, providing more relevant answers to clinical questions than those provided by any other conventional clinical search engine.
Information found on ClinicalKey is also easily shared, helping colleagues and care
teams make the best decisions for patients. For example, the built-in presentation maker
allows physicians to dynamically communicate the latest medical and surgical information
to colleagues and care teams. With one click they can share a paper, chapter, image, or
video via email.
ClinicalKey is powered by Elsevier’s Smart Content, tagged with EMMeT (Elsevier Merged
Medical Taxonomy), which enables ClinicalKey to understand clinical terms and thus
discover medical content that is the most relevant, plus find related content that would
be missed by other search engines. Elsevier’s Smart Content has been designed to
understand the vast number of relationships between clinical concepts. By organizing these
relationships in a hierarchical manner, it guarantees that ClinicalKey provides specific,
targeted results to physicians’ questions.
The tool allows clinicians to filter search results by clinically meaningful
subcategories (content type, specialty, and by relevant clinical categories like treatment
and diagnosis). Specialty-specific tools enable physicians to quickly go from topic
overview to in-depth specialty information to meet clinical challenges.
ClinicalKey will initially launch with an institutionally focused product whose
primary users will be clinicians at hospitals, healthcare systems and medical schools.
Beginning in Q3 2012, Elsevier will market an individual clinician version.
“ClinicalKey is part of Elsevier’s continuing efforts to help clinicians improve
quality and efficiency through the smarter use of healthcare information,” said Jim
Donohue, Elsevier’s Managing Director, Global Clinical Reference. “Along with Elsevier’s
other clinical, educational and administrative resources, ClinicalKey enhances workflow
without disruption and ultimately helps physicians deliver better patient outcomes.”
Institutions can contact their Elsevier sales representative
[http://help.clinicalkey.com/confluence/display/CKHELP/Contact+Us ] for a free 30-day
trial, and health journalists can email firstname.lastname@example.org
mailto:email@example.com [firstname.lastname@example.org ]to request free access as well.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information
products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health
communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and close to 20,000 book
titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online
solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], SciVerse Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Reaxys [http://www.reaxys.com ], MD Consult
[http://www.mdconsult.com ] and Mosby’s Nursing Suite [http://www.confidenceconnected.com
], which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal
suite [http://www.scival.com ] and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review [http://www.medai.com ], which
help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ]
employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC
[http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a world-leading publisher and information provider, which
is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN
(Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).
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