Elsevier Unveils Advanced Clinical Tool

Elsevier Unveils Advanced Clinical Tool

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Monday, August 23, 2021

Elsevier is happy to announce the release of an improved version of ClinicalKey, which will give doctors instant access to Elsevier's renowned medical resources.

FREMONT, CA: Elsevier, a worldwide leader in research publishing and information analytics, is happy to announce the release of an improved version of ClinicalKey, which will give doctors instant access to Elsevier's renowned medical resources and clinical decision support at the point of care. ClinicalKey, a new tool for physicians in the United States and other foreign markets, will assist them in diagnosing and treating patients more quickly and efficiently using the most up-to-date information.

This improvement comes when time-crunched physicians are faced with the challenging task of keeping up with a high volume of medical research production. In recent times, the pace at which medical knowledge has grown has been phenomenal. In the 50 years since 1950, the total volume of medical research has become more than double. In 1980 it was seven years, in 2010, it was 3.5 years, and in 2020 it was only 73 days. Identifying the problem, Elsevier conducted a comprehensive study with numerous physicians and relied on worldwide expertise to design a solution that would assist them in patient care in a setting where evidence-based data and guidance is constantly changing. ClinicalKey was also developed in collaboration with institutional leaders to help solve these issues.

Dr. Romil Chadha, MD, MPH, FHM, FACP, Assistant Chief of Operations, Division of Hospital Medicine, UK Health Care, who collaborated with Elsevier to help develop the next version of ClinicalKey, said: "As a practicing physician, and leader of a team of hospital clinicians, I have seen first-hand the realities of information overload for healthcare professionals and the challenges it presents. There is a strong need in the healthcare industry for a single solution that enables clinicians to make fast decisions at the point of care with confidence, because they are based on the latest evidence. I was honored to work with Elsevier to redesign ClinicalKey to help meet this need."

Jan Herzhoff, President, Health, Elsevier, said: "The responsibilities of clinicians today are becoming increasingly complex with more and more patients presenting with comorbid, chronic conditions that can be difficult to manage, especially in today's fast paced, demanding healthcare environment. This next generation of ClinicalKey is deeply rooted in learnings that we made with our partners from across the globe, combined with the latest design thinking. It supports every moment in the healthcare continuum with trusted, evidence-based answers, from quick point-of-care answers to deep clinical research through one single search."

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