Elsevier Launches Policy Knowledge Management Tool for Healthcare Organizations

July 9, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

HCOs can create, exchange, review, approve and share knowledge and documents in highly
flexible and configurable PolicyNavigator

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, announced today the launch of
PolicyNavigator [http://www.elsevierpolicy.com ], a knowledge management tool for
healthcare organizations (HCOs). PolicyNavigator allows executives, administrators and
healthcare legal professionals to create, exchange, review, approve and share knowledge
and documents quickly and easily, and ensures that content remains current and appropriate
for use.

“Centralized, organized, consistent policies are not optional in modern healthcare,”
said Michelle Troseth, MS, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, Chief Professional Practice Officer, Elsevier
Clinical Solutions. “In fact, they’re essential for employee evaluations, legal
compliance, reimbursement, and above all, patient safety. Writing, distributing and
tracking policies should be a seamless, painless, paperless process and this solution
makes that possible.”

PolicyNavigator, which can be implemented as a stand-alone solution or with an
organization’s existing workflow as a seamless extension of Elsevier’s Mosby’s Skills and
Performance Manager, encompasses five categories of functionality: document creation;
document management; electronic review and approval workflow; search and browse content
online; and archival of polices with the ability to retrieve prior versions.

“Many healthcare organizations struggle to manage their administrative and operational
policies and procedures and their clinical practice standards,” Troseth continued. “The
fact that this solution can be integrated with Elsevier’s Mosby’s Skills and Performance
Manager further simplifies the entire process.”

PolicyNavigator is automated and paperless, eliminating the work of distributing and
tracking policies, as well as generating reports for regulatory agencies. All documents
can be stored, revised, and distributed across the organization to control all aspects of
the business and improve decision making.

PolicyNavigator’s functionalities include:

        - Staff Member/Learner features for staff to acknowledge assigned documents,
          search documents, view documents, view alerts and email notifications, select, save
          and print documents, and acknowledge policy documents are read.

        - Author/Creator features for document creation, search, browse and
          publishing documents. Users can view email notifications; select, view, edit and save
          documents; facilitate document collaboration, view reviewed and approved documents and
          policies; and view version history and archives.

        - Reviewer/Approver features include search and browse documents, email
          notifications. Users have the ability to accept, decline, or provide feedback on
          documents, edit documents, track changes, and submit feedback to the author.
          Additionally, users can view list of documents reviewed and approved, and view version
          history and archives.

For more information on PolicyNavigator, go to visit


About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance
of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better
decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance
the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital
solutions – among them ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Elsevier Research Intelligence
[http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/research-intelligence ] and ClinicalKey
[https://www.clinicalkey.com ] – and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and over 25,000 book titles,
including a number of iconic reference works.

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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