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Elsevier Launches ClinicalKey, a Breakthrough Clinical Insight Engine

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Powered by Elseviers Smart Content, ClinicalKey can understand clinical terms and discover the most relevant medical content based on clinicians searches

Rohit Kumar Managing Director-South Asia, Elsevier Health Sciences at ClinicalKey LaunchRohit Kumar
Managing Director-South Asia, Elsevier Health Sciences at ClinicalKey Launch

Elsevier, a provider of medical content and solutions, has launched ClinicalKey, the next generation of online clinical information resources. ClinicalKey draws answers from the largest collection of clinical resources, covering every medical and surgical specialty”eliminating physicians reliance on less accurate sources. ClinicalKeys content includes more than 700 textbooks and 400 top medical journals that provide clinically relevant evidence-based answers, as well as expert commentary, MEDLINE abstracts and select third-party journals.

Physicians are always constrained for time, they want their answers quickly, says Dr Jonathan Teich, Elseviers Chief Medical Informatics Officer. By reducing the time it takes to find the best answers and providing trusted, more comprehensive content, were able to help clinicians spend more time with their patients to achieve better outcomes. As Elseviers new clinical insight engine, ClinicalKey provides faster, smarter access to the relevant online clinical answers physicians seek. After conducting market research with more than 2,000 physicians, Elsevier designed ClinicalKey to meet the three key search requirements that physicians demand:

    Comprehensive “ ClinicalKey includes answers based on the largest proprietary collection of online clinical resources. The answers represent every medical and surgical specialty and information at all levels, from expert opinion to primary data. Resources include textbooks, journals, monographs, videos and images.

    Trusted “ ClinicalKey provides access to the latest peer-reviewed and evidence-based information available from Elsevier, a world-leading provider of science and health information.

    Fast “ With its unique technology, ClinicalKeys speed-to-answer is unmatched, providing more relevant answers to clinical questions than those provided by any other conventional clinical search engine.

Information found on ClinicalKey can be easily shared. The built-in presentation maker allows physicians to dynamically communicate the latest medical and surgical information to colleagues and care teams. With one click they can share a paper, chapter, image, or video via email.

Smart Content

ClinicalKey is powered by Elseviers 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. It can also find content that will normally be missed by other search engines. Elseviers Smart Content has been designed to understand the vast number of relationships between clinical concepts. By organising these relationships in a hierarchical manner, it guarantees that ClinicalKey provides specific, targeted results to physicians questions.

The tool allows clinicians to filter search results by clinically meaningful subcategories (content type, specialty, and by relevant clinical categories like treatment and diagnosis). Specialty-specific tools enable physicians to quickly go from topic overview to in-depth specialty information to meet clinical challenges.

ClinicalKey will initially launch with an institutionally focused product whose primary users will be clinicians at hospitals, healthcare systems and medical schools. Beginning in Q3 2012, Elsevier will market an individual clinician version.

ClinicalKey is part of Elseviers continuing efforts to help clinicians improve quality and efficiency through the smarter use of healthcare information, says Jim Donohue, Elseviers Managing Director, Global Clinical Reference.

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