Catholic Health Initiatives Selects Six of Elsevier's Online Solutions To Enhance Quality Clinical Decision-Making

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PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 1, 2010

- Mosby's Nursing Suite and Clinical Pharmacology are now the PrimaryDecision-support Resources at CHI's 75 Hospitals Across 19 States

Elsevier (, a world leader in health care andmedical publishing and online solutions, today announced that Denver-basedCatholic Health Initiatives ( ) (CHI), thesecond-largest faith-based health care system in the nation, will install sixof Elsevier's online clinical decision-support and training solutions to meetthe diverse and evolving needs of physicians, nurses and other providers atits 75 hospitals in 19 states.

"CHI's pursuit of an integrated clinical strategy, which involves therapid adoption of evidence-based practices and implementation, blendsperfectly with Elsevier's ability to deliver quality content for real-timedecision-making and skills-based training," said Kathy Sanford, CHI's SeniorVice President and Chief Nursing Officer.

Stephen Moore, M.D., CHI's Senior Vice President and Chief MedicalOfficer, added: "Clinical Pharmacology, which provides accurate,clinically-relevant drug data, ensures that physicians, pharmacists and otherproviders have real-time information at the point of care for decision-makingand multidiscipline communications to enhance patient care quality, safety,efficiency and cost management. Elsevier's Clinical Decision Support andtraining solutions support CHI's goals for patient care safety and qualitywhile increasing provider and clinician satisfaction.

"Elsevier's experience and expertise in deploying its solutions acrosslarge organizations while remaining sensitive to the information needs andpractice priorities of nurses and other clinical professionals createsadditional value for large organizations like CHI," said Chris Dillon,Managing Director for Clinical Decision Support at Elsevier Health Sciences."When health care facilities offer all clinicians the opportunity to accessthe same high levels of evidence-based content, clinicians are betterpositioned to meet quality, safety and efficiency targets, enhance thepatient experience and adhere to core organizational values."

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical andmedical information products and services. The company works in partnershipwith the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000journals, including The Lancet ( and Cell(, and close to 20,000 book titles, including majorreference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions includeScienceDirect (, Scopus (,Reaxys (, MD Consult ( andNursing Consult (, which enhance theproductivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite( and MEDai's Pinpoint Review (,which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes morecost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier( employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is partof Reed Elsevier Group PLC (, a world-leadingpublisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed ElsevierPLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam),REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

About Catholic Health Initiatives

CHI is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Denver.The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 75 hospitals; 40long-term care, assisted-living and residential-living facilities; and twocommunity health-services organizations. Together, those facilities provided$553 million during the 2009 fiscal year in charity care and communitybenefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education andresearch. With annual revenues of $8.6 billion, CHI ranks as the nation'ssecond-largest Catholic health care system. For more information, visit nurses will benefit from online resources within Mosby's NursingSuite, including Mosby's Nursing Consult (, which helps nursesfind answers to pressing clinical questions; Mosby's Nursing CE(, which offers avariety of continuing education modules; Mosby's Index (, which provides nursing and allied healthjournal abstracts and an indexing database; Mosby's Nursing Skills(, which refreshes nurses'knowledge of procedures and teaches new skills; and Mosby's Nursing SkillsPediatric Collection, which delivers guidance on more than 300 pediatricnursing skills. Clinical Pharmacology (, a Gold Standard/Elsevierproduct, will deliver expert drug information to CHI physicians, pharmacists,nurses and allied health professionals in acute care settings across thesystem.

SOURCE Elsevier

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