Elsevier Announces Its Point-Of-Care Medical Information to Be Offered as Part of Chinese Electronic Health Record

2007-02-26 18:29 906

Partnership with ChinaMedCom is a First of its Kind Between a U.S. Publisher and a Chinese Healthcare Information Technology Company and Puts FirstCONSULT Evidence-based Clinical Information Directly into Electronic Health Records for Hospitals in China

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- HIMSS -- Elsevier, a world-leading medical publisher, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver Elsevier's evidence-based medical information directly to the hospitals in China as part of ChinaMedCom's electronic health record.

"Integrating our electronic health record with Elsevier's world-class content is what the hospitals in China need to improve efficiencies in their hospitals," says Jianbo Lei, MD, Chairman and President, ChinaMedCom. "Our ability to deliver concise and relevant contextual information directly into the electronic health record can help improve patient safety and reduce medical errors in China's rapidly evolving healthcare environment."

Elsevier developed FirstCONSULT to integrate its clinical reference content directly into the electronic workflow and enhance a hospital's clinical decision support. Content is indexed against industry standard clinical vocabularies, patient demographics and organized around the clinician's workflow, allowing FirstCONSULT to deliver rapid answers to specific patient scenarios directly into the electronic health record.

"The demands on today's healthcare organizations are greater than ever and we are dedicated to supporting the health practitioner, in any country, with the latest medical information to provide better patient care," says Brian Nairn, CEO, Elsevier, Health Science Division. "Working with ChinaMedCom will enhance the clinical information available to the physician in China and will help them make better informed decisions at the point of care."

More information can be found at or at booth 3945 at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, February 26 - March 1, 2007.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and healthcare information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in 74 offices worldwide publish more than 1,800 journals and 2,200 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as MD Consult ( ), FirstCONSULT ( ), Mosby's Nursing Consult ( ), ScienceDirect ( ), Scopus ( ), bibliographic databases, online reference works and subject specific portals.

Elsevier ( ) is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc ( ), a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and healthcare, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

About ChinaMedCom

ChinaMedCom is specialized in providing value-added medical information solutions to the leading hospitals in China. Determined to bring the latest medical information concepts to China, ChinaMedCom is also participating in helping establish industry standards throughout the country.

Founded in 2004, its founder and senior management team are composed of graduates from elite universities in the United States, with experience in internationally-renowned HIT or management consulting firms. Headquartered in Beijing, People's Republic of China, with its U.S. operations based in New York, ChinaMedCom has formed an extensive system of academic research, product development, marketing & sales, and consulting expertise between China and the US. ChinaMedCom continues to develop programs that are dedicated to sharing academic findings and providing integrated clinical decision support solutions to the new-generation e-hospitals in China. Learn more at: .

Source: Elsevier