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Elsevier, Redfox Technologies and Microsoft Launch Innovative E-Learning Nursing Solution

May 5, 2011

MANILA, The Philippines, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

– Affordable iCitizen Nursing Skills Netbook Offers State-of-the-art
e-learning Tools; Set to Shape Future of Learning for Nurses and Nursing
Students in the Philippines

Elsevier, Redfox Technologies and Microsoft today announced the launch of
the iCitizen Nursing Skills Netbook, an integrated and affordable e-learning
netbook for nurses and nursing students in The Philippines.

As part of this landmark partnership, the Redfox Netbook is being powered
by the revolutionary Windows 7 operating system and enhanced with the
Microsoft Office 2010 productivity suite. This world renowned software within
the netbook is further complemented with a selection of the Mosby’s Nursing
skills software from Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific,
technical and medical information products and services.

“With more and more hospitals expected to adopt information technology to
provide better quality healthcare at the point of care, nurses will
increasingly need to keep up with the latest technological changes and
innovation in the workplace,” explained Pascal van den Nieuwendijk, Director
Public and Private Partnerships for Microsoft in Asia.

In addition to juggling their workloads, nurses are faced with the
challenge of constantly updating their skills, not only to keep abreast of
the rapidly evolving standards of local health ministries but, more
importantly, to provide a higher quality of healthcare to patients. This is
where the iCitizen Nursing Skills Netbook comes in, as both practicing nurses
and nursing students can easily access up-to-date knowledge in critical care
skills and patient care procedures.

“The iCitizen Nursing Skills Netbook demonstrates the seamless
integration of a netbook, software and specialized content which underpins
Microsoft’s ability to drive innovative solutions in collaboration with our
valued partners in one of the Philippines’ key sectors,” Van den Nieuwendijk added. “This project will support the overall government’s drive to provide
world class healthcare providers and remain one of the world’s leading
countries in this growing segment.”

John Macasio, General Manager of Redfox Technologies Philippines
Incorporated, said that ICT is now an integral part of nursing training and
education. “For the 21st century nursing students, mentors and practitioners,
activities such as learning, creating, gaming, recreating, and working now
all take place in an ICT environment.” “Redfox I-Citizen netbook for nursing
skills brings that differential experience of learning and practice for all
nurses through the appropriate bundling of solution for knowledge
acquisition, creation, sharing and remembering.”

Elsevier expressed its pride in being part of what the company calls an
“exciting project that enables us to support the nursing community in The
Philippines
by providing them with interactive nursing learning tools,” said

Robert Gorter, Sales & Marketing Director for Elsevier Health Sciences APAC.

“Mosby’s Nursing Skills have been adopted by many high-profile healthcare
institutions globally in their efforts to educate nursing students on
critical care skills and procedures. As such, this unique collaboration with
Redfox and Microsoft in The Philippines will now deliver this content to the
Filipino nursing community for the first time.”

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in
software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize
their full potential.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher 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 Nursing Consult (
http://www.nursingconsult.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).

About Redfox Technologies

Redfox Technologies Philippines Incorporated is a Filipino owned company
that designs and manufactures innovative technology products and solutions
used for building the infrastructure, people competency and knowledge
requirements for every consumer and organization, with primary focus on
government, education, gaming, health, enterprise and community organization.
Products include Desktop PCs, Notebooks, Netbooks, Multi learner Stations,
All in One PC TV, LCD/LED TV and monitors, Interactive white boards,
projectors, etc. Special value added software are bundled in each product to
provide complete solution needs of every individual.

    Media Contact
    Harald Boersma
    Senior Manager Corporate Relations, Elsevier
    h.boersma@elsevier.com
    +31-20-485-27-36

SOURCE Elsevier


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