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Elsevier Launches Evidence-Based, Collaborative Order Sets Solution

February 25, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

InOrder is designed to improve patient outcomes and meaningful use attestation by
providing intuitive authoring, superior usability and high quality content

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of InOrder
[http://www.clinicaldecisionsupport.com/inorder ], an intuitive, cloud-based order sets
solution that enables clinicians to author, review and publish orders in a collaborative
environment that quickly translates evidence-based knowledge into better patient care.

“InOrder combines a highly efficient, easy-to-use content management workflow solution
for hospitals’ content development and technology teams, with hundreds of evidence-based,
highly usable order sets that can be used ‘out of the box’ or customized as needed,” said
Dr. Jonathan Teich, Elsevier’s Chief Medical Informatics Officer. “InOrder’s localization
feature allows users to create order sets from their hospital preferences by incorporating
orderable items directly from their existing EHRs, including their current workflows and

By combining Elsevier’s deep experience in providing evidence-based content and the
capability to make updates rapidly as regulations and medications change, InOrder can help
hospitals and clinicians increase patient safety and prevent medical errors.

“Evidence-based order sets facilitate best practices in diagnosis and treatment,
thereby enabling healthcare organizations to improve care quality, support standardization
, and achieve meaningful use,” said Nancy Fabozzi, Principal Analyst, Frost & Sullivan.
“Providers will value a well-designed, technology-enabled solution based on trusted
content that leverages proprietary clinical systems, workflows, and terminologies that are
designed to accelerate product implementation, integration, usability, and clinician

Without integrated systems in place to support efficient order set creation and
review, hospitals and health systems often can take months to create or update a single
order set. Without understanding and streamlining the communications among multiple
authors and approvers, insufficient order set systems can languish and fail despite the
best efforts of the contributors.

“I strongly believe that an advanced order set solution can lead to improvements in
patient care,” said Carol Steltenkamp, Chief Medical Information Officer, University of
Kentucky HealthCare, an InOrder beta customer. “We were eager to implement InOrder by
Elsevier because it streamlines the entire process of creating, managing and maintaining
order sets, and ensuring that all order sets are based on current evidence-based
information and best practices.”

InOrder includes:

        - Access to relevant evidence-based answers from ClinicalKey, Elsevier's
          clinical insight engine
        - Advanced collaboration tools for order set development, maintenance, access
          and tracking
        - Tailored, concise ordering focused on the most common scenarios
        - Availability across technology platforms enabled by a cloud-based delivery
        - Localization tools to incorporate hospitals' clinical terminologies and import
          existing order sets
        - Enhanced clinical guidance and evidence within the set
        - Quality metric indicators that highlight orders important for guidelines and

“We developed InOrder with our customers top-of-mind and a goal of providing a
superior solution that would positively impact patient care and support physician
workflow,” said Jay Katzen, president of Elsevier’s clinical solutions business. “Our
focus was on delivering a quality, metrics-driven system that was easy for clinicians to
use. Clinicians will have the flexibility to manage their own workflow and order sets,
access content that includes CDS guidance and regular updates, and utilize a layout based
on the way they think and work.”

For a demonstration of InOrder, and to learn more about Elsevier, visit them at
HIMSS13 [http://www.himssconference.org ] (March 3-7) in New Orleans at booth #6129. A
complete list of demonstrations and Elsevier presentations at HIMSS can be found be at


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About Elsevier

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 ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Reaxys [http://www.reaxys.com ], ClinicalKey
[https://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Mosby’s 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 provider of professional information
solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, 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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