Leading Hospitals in Southeast Asia Adopt Elsevier's ClinicalKey to Boost Quality of Care with 'Smart' Technology

Nov 03, 2015, 05:07 ET from Elsevier

SINGAPORE, November 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Hospitals motivated by reduced search time for evidence-based clinical information  


Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that four leading hospitals in South-East Asia: Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand; Rumah Sakit (RS) Pondok Indah - Puri Indah Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia; Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center and Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Philippines, have each signed new agreements with Elsevier to adopt ClinicalKey as their preferred online medical information resource. The innovative technology will support important clinical decision-making by their healthcare professionals.

Committed to delivering top-notch patient care, these leading hospitals have chosen ClinicalKey, -a 'smart' clinical reference solution as part of their strategy to boost the quality and efficiency of clinical practice.

"As the first hospital in Asia to be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), we always strive to maintain our high standards in clinical practice and patient care," said Dr. Num Tanthuwanit, Chief Executive Officer of Bumrungrad International Hospital. "It was clear to us that putting in place a powerful clinical reference tool such as ClinicalKey, will better support our doctors and medical staff in their day-to-day practice, especially when they need to quickly verify facts or consolidate treatment plans."

Dr. Yanwar Hadiyanto, Chief Executive Officer of RS Pondok Indah Group overseeing the JCI-accredited Rumah Sakit (RS) Pondok Indah - Puri Indah commented, "We were impressed by the value that ClinicalKey offers with its large body of clinical content and high-speed search technology, which ultimately complements our continuous efforts to enhance healthcare quality in line with international standards. All our doctors and medical staff have access to ClinicalKey."

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.

"Understanding the depth and breadth of clinical information that ClinicalKey provides truly inspired me. I believe it is a "must-have" for any training institution driving excellence in quality health care delivery. It offers evidence-based knowledge to residents, consultants and pre-medical staff. Personally, it has kept me abreast of changing trends in my subspecialty and improved the quality of discussions during department conferences and rounds with residents," said Dr. Maria Blanca O. Kua, Medical Training Officer, Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center.

As the leading JCI-accredited hospital in the Philippines, Asian Hospital and Medical Center, known for championing innovative healthcare, also recognizes ClinicalKey for its value in promoting excellence, it's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joven Jeremius Tanchuco, said, "Our goal is to deliver the highest quality of patient care at all times. That means having the best outcomes, minimizing hospital-acquired infection incidence, and avoiding patient mortality. We are confident that integrating ClinicalKey into our system can give our doctors and the management the right support to attain that."  

Elsevier's Executive Vice President & Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Latin America, Gerrit Bos, concluded, "We are very glad that our partners recognize the critical value of having quick access to the most current and reliable scientific and medical information to help doctors and healthcare professionals make evidence-based decisions. At the end of the day, it's a win-win situation when hospitals know they are giving and patients know they are receiving the best quality of care at every stage."

A survey of healthcare professionals in APAC - Clinical Search - An understanding of healthcare professionals' attitudes, needs and challenges - released by Elsevier earlier this year, revealed that the top reason for clinical search use cited by clinicians was the ability to stay abreast of latest developments in their field, followed by the need for reference during treatment and surgery. Clinicians also use search to plan therapy, diagnostic tests, garner inputs into clinical research, establish standards of patient care, and to prepare for a patient interaction. The adoption of ClinicalKey helps clinicians obtain instant access to comprehensive and trusted medical content to aid their decision-making at each point of care.

Thousands of leading healthcare organizations - health systems, hospitals, medical schools and clinics - in more than 45 countries around the world are currently using ClinicalKey.

About ClinicalKey 

ClinicalKey provides evidence-based clinical answers drawn from the single largest body of clinical content available, including 600+ journals, 1,100+ books, drug information, guidelines, patient education and Medline. The Smart Search enables ClinicalKey to understand clinical terms and thus discover the most relevant medical content and find related content often missed by other search engines. ClinicalKey is optimized for any mobile device, making it more convenient to search and validate on-the-go. http://www.clinicalkey.com/info

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, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey - and publishes more than 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. http://www.elsevier.com

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