Southern Illinois Healthcare Selects Portfolio of Elsevier's Clinical Solutions

PHILADELPHIA, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --



Evidence-based solution set provides latest interprofessional care planning and documentation, guidelines, skills reference and patient information for three-hospital system

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that the Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) has selected CPM CarePointsExitCare, Mosby's Nursing Consult and Mosby's Skills from Elsevier's Clinical Solutions suite. SIH chose these point-of-care solutions to provide an easily implemented framework for employing actionable, evidence-based care and improving its clinical workflow, patient education and patient satisfaction.  

Southern Illinois Healthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare system with more than 3,300 employees across multiple facilities, including Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Herrin Hospital and St. Joseph Memorial Hospital. Healthcare professionals at SIH facilities will have direct access to Elsevier's evidence-based content solutions through its MEDITECH electronic health record system (EHR).

"Our clinical leadership enthusiastically supported the collaboration with Elsevier as we look towards a full transformation of the reference services made available to our clinical staff," said Dave Holland, SIH's Chief Innovation Officer. "A key element in selecting Elsevier's suite of clinical solutions was the fact that they align with our clinical workflow and EHR system."

CPM CarePoints provides an all-inclusive framework for implementing actionable, evidence-based care planning and documentation tools across all clinical domains. Designed to offer the latest scientific and clinical guidance on a wide range of diagnoses, all clinicians in hospital can utilize and reference CarePoints for practice-specific, expert guidance, as well as provide the tools they need to document and monitor that care. The agreement includes CPM inpatient collection, inpatient rehab facility collection and also emergency collection.

SIH care team members will utilize Elsevier's ExitCare solutions to provide patients with interactive videos and printed educational content that address important care concerns. Mosby's Skills and Mosby's Nursing Consult offer a comprehensive resource for evidence-based skills and procedures.

"Integrating these products into the clinical workflow and EHR will support SIH's efforts to provide evidence-based care across care settings and teams," said Jay Katzen, President of Elsevier Clinical Solutions. "Elsevier is proud to support SIH in strengthening quality of care, improved clinical outcomes and enhanced patient safety and satisfaction."

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About  Southern  Illinois  Healthcare  (SIH)

Southern Illinois Healthcare, a not-for-profit health care system, is dedicated to promoting the health and wellbeing of all of the people in the communities it serves. The largest health care provider in the region, SIH boasts nationally recognized cardiac and stroke care as well as accolades for patient care. SIH is guided by its values: compassion, collaboration, quality, stewardship, integrity, accountability and respect. Over 3,300 employees, along with physicians and volunteers, work together to ensure that the health care needs of those they serve are met by treating patients in SIH facilities, by offering services in rural clinics, by collaborating with some of America's best hospitals and by improving the quality of life in their communities with charitable community benefits programs.

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 ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey - and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The  Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

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
Christopher Capot
Director, Corporate Relations
Elsevier
+1-917-704-5174 (mobile)
c.capot@elsevier.com

SOURCE Elsevier



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