Bangkok Hospital Group Selects ClinicalKey to Enhance Medical Practice and Improve Patient Care
BANGKOK, September 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Elsevier’s flagship ‘clinical insight engine’ provides fast, comprehensive
and trusted medical content and answers to more than 500 clinicians
Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, announced today that Bangkok Hospital and
Bangkok Health Research Center, both part of the Bangkok Hospital Group, have selected
Elsevier’s ClinicalKey as their preferred online medical information resource to support
clinical decision-making and medical research.
After implementation of ClinicalKey at these two facilities, the Bangkok Hospital
Group, a leading operator hospital network throughout Southeast Asia, owned and operated
by Bangkok Dusit Medical Services PC Ltd. (BDMS), expects to further roll out usage at
other hospitals and medical facilities throughout Thailand.
“In medical care and clinical research, quick access to the most current scientific
information is critical for healthcare providers and researchers to deliver accurate and
timely diagnosis and innovation,” said Dr. Chatree Duangnet, Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer-Medical Affairs, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services PC Ltd. (BDMS). “We are
impressed with ClinicalKey’s breadth and depth of medical content – from journals, medical
textbooks to practice guidelines for our clinicians – all from a single online platform.
We’re confident ClinicalKey can help us work smarter and more efficiently and help us
improve outcomes for our patients.”
“Since BDMS is an international super-tertiary hospital, the numbers of cases referred
to us from other hospitals are increasing each year. This is one of the key factors that
drive us to perform clinical research to find better treatment approaches. ClinicalKey
provides useful and up-to-date information that help us reach our goal,” said Dr.Paitoon
Boonma, Director of Bangkok Health Research Center.
ClinicalKey is the world’s first clinical insight engine that combines comprehensive,
trusted content with the speed of revolutionary search technology to deliver fast,
clinically-relevant answers. Launched in 2012, ClinicalKey draws answers from the largest
proprietary collection of clinical resources, covering every medical and surgical
specialty. By combining this innovative technology with internationally accredited
healthcare services, Bangkok Hospital Group is committed to be the leading healthcare
provider in Southeast Asia, meeting the needs of Thai and international patients through
superb care quality.
“We are proud that Bangkok Hospital Group has joined other world renowned hospitals in
selecting ClinicalKey for its clinical reference needs,” said Gerrit Bos, Elsevier’s
Managing Director, Asia Pacific. “Combining advanced search technology with Elsevier’s
trusted content, we know ClinicalKey can help the doctors and researchers a part of the
Bangkok Hospital Group provide the information needed for high-quality patient care and
for advancing health sciences discoveries.”
Hundreds of healthcare institutions – health systems, hospitals, medical schools and
clinics – in more than 45 countries around the world are using ClinicalKey.
ClinicalKey provides the most current clinically relevant evidence-based answers, as
well as expert commentary, MEDLINE abstracts and select third-party journals. The clinical
reference search engine 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 finding related content
that would be missed by other search engines. Doctors and researchers are able to quickly
move from topic overview to in-depth specialty information in order to meet every day
For more information about ClinicalKey, visit http://www.clinicalkey.com.
About Bangkok Hospital
Bangkok Hospital Group was established in 1969, registering as Bangkok Dusit Medical
Services Company Ltd. It was later listed as a public company on the Stock Exchange of
Thailand. Through the synergy of five main hospital networks — Bangkok Hospital,
Samitivej Hospital, BNH Hospital, Phyathai, and Paolo Memorial, the group successfully
expanded across the border to Cambodia, delivering medical services there under the Royal
Hospital brand. Today, the network has grown to include 30 hospitals of international
standard, both at home and abroad – eleven of which have received Joint Commission
International Accreditation (JCI) of the United States.
Bangkok Hospital, Thailand, is a leading operator hospital network in Southeast Asia
and an industry leader in delivering high quality advanced healthcare services, supported
by JCI and other accreditations. At Bangkok Hospital we offer the full complement of
diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services, with specialist physicians in all major
fields of healthcare, but what sets us apart from other hospitals is our dedication to
specialized tertiary care. We now welcome over 700,000 patients annually, with
approximately 150,000 of our patients coming from over 150 countries.
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 ], SciVal [http://info.scival.com ], Reaxys
[http://www.elsevier.com/reaxys ], ClinicalKey [https://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Mosby’s
Suite [http://www.confidenceconnected.com ], which enhance the productivity of science and
health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better
outcomes more cost-effectively.
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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
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