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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, 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 clinical challenges.

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.

About Elsevier

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 and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, 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).

Media contact
Jason Chan
Director, Corporate Relations, Asia Pacific
Elsevier
+65-6349-0240
j.chan@elsevier.com

SOURCE Elsevier



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