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Expanded DynaMed™ and Isabel Relationship Creates Powerful Integration of Diagnosis and Treatment Information Tools

Evidence-Based Medicine Expands to Differential Diagnosis through Integration 

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 18, 2013 — The growing relationship between two valuable resources that provide vital point-of-care information to healthcare providers has the potential to significantly impact the quality of patient care. The integration and a new reselling agreement between DynaMed , the premier evidence-based clinical information resource and Isabel Healthcare, which produces the highly respected differential diagnosis tool Isabel, seamlessly extends evidence-based medicine into diagnosis decision-making.

Extending evidence-based medicine into diagnosis will give clinicians key information necessary to help differentiate between the diagnoses suggested by Isabel and to decide on the next steps. Mutual customers can link from Isabel to access the evidence-based information in DynaMed, and it is now even easier for customers to acquire and integrate the two resources. The recently expanded partnership between DynaMed and Isabel allows healthcare organizations to easily purchase Isabel directly from EBSCO Publishing, the parent company of DynaMed. The strength of these combined resources along with DynaMed’s and Isabel’s ability to integrate into most Electronic Health Record systems, make it a convenient and indispensible tool for answering most clinical questions during practice.                                                                                                                 

Isabel is the industry-leading diagnosis decision support system designed to help broaden the differential and provide testing and treatment information at the point of need. For a given set of signs and symptoms, Isabel presents the clinician with a list of likely diagnoses to consider, and each diagnosis is linked to knowledge to help with further investigation, potential testing and treatment. The Isabel system has been extensively validated and is currently being used by leading healthcare systems to improve efficiency in decision making.

Jason Maude, founder of Isabel Healthcare, explained the power of the integrations between Isabel and DynaMed. “The DynaMed editorial team creates robust, evidence-based content that perfectly complements the differential diagnosis content in Isabel. The seamless integration between the two products creates a powerful synergy to improve efficiency in diagnosis decision making. As the first and most important decision made about the patient, getting the correct diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible enhances outcomes and reduces costs. The new platform also means that the content from other EBSCO products can be integrated and drawn to the clinician’s attention when needed.”

DynaMed Editor-in-Chief, Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, says this relationship with Isabel supports DynaMed’s core mission. “Providing clinicians the most useful information at the point of care is the goal of DynaMed and this partnership allows clinicians even more in-the-moment ways to bring evidence-based medicine into their practice.”

DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice.

Updated daily, DynaMed editors monitor the content of over 500 medical journals on a daily basis. Each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate, representing a synthesis of the best available evidence. Through this process of systematic literature surveillance, the best available evidence determines the content of DynaMed.

For more information about Isabel and its integration with DynaMed, visit www.ebscohost.com/biomedical-libraries/isabel.

About Isabel Healthcare
Isabel Healthcare Inc. was founded in 2000 by Jason Maude and is named after Maude’s daughter who almost died after a potentially fatal illness was not recognized. For over 10 years, Isabel Healthcare has provided the Isabel diagnosis decision support system to hospitals, physician practices and individual physicians and gained peer reviewed validation and unmatched experience. Today, Isabel is the only diagnosis decision support system fully integrated with EMR and is used by thousands of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and students world-wide, providing diagnostic support and education by broadening their differential diagnostic considerations. Connect with us at info@isabelhealthcare.com, 734-332-0612 or www.isabelhealthcare.com or www.twitter.com/isabelhealth to learn more.

About EBSCO Publishing

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 375 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®, DynaMed, Nursing Reference Center, Patient Education Reference Center, Rehabilitation Reference Center, Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source and SocINDEX as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com.

February 22, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

EBSCO Publishing Acquires PEMSoft to Expand its Evidence-Based Pediatric Content

~ Leading Pediatric Clinical Resource Now Part of

EBSCO Publishing’s High-Quality Point-of-Care Databases ~

 

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 9, 2013 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has expanded its evidence-based healthcare content with the acquisition of PEMSoft, a premiere pediatric point-of-care clinical information resource.

PEMSoft is an online clinical library and multimedia decision support system that addresses acute and chronic illness and injury conditions in children from newborn to young adult. PEMSoft was founded in 2003 by Ronald Dieckmann, MD, MPH, and Rob Pitt, MD. Dr. Dieckmann is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University ofCalifornia, San Francisco and served for 25 years as Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, San Francisco GeneralHospital. Dr. Pitt is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Queensland, and served for 25 years as Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Mater Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

PEMSoft is available in either U.S. or U.K. English. The product features nearly 1,000 topics and nearly 3,000 proprietary high-quality medical images and videos, as well as several interactive tools for clinicians. The software is completely designed for fast, point-of-care use at the patient’s bedside. The extensive use of links, and intuitive navigation and search features make finding specialized topics easy. Popular modules include an extensive formulary with links to appropriate topics, medical calculators, as well as special sections for triage, signs and symptoms, procedures, quick reference and toxicology. Altogether, there are 41 sections in the vast PEMSoft database that address the entire spectrum of pediatric and neonatal disease and injury.

The unique and comprehensive resuscitation system “Resus Tool” provides exact treatment protocols, drug doses, infusion rates and equipment sizes for children with critical illnesses or injuries. The treatment interventions are based on the child’s length, weight or age and are totally customizable to the individual pediatric patient. Another interactive tool is “Calc” – a module that provides formulas and scoring systems for diagnosis and management of pediatric trauma, acute care, and critical care.  PEMSoft’s medical images, massive medical content, and its innovative interactive tools make it unique among clinical information resources.

EBSCO Publishing Senior Vice President of Product Management and Customer Satisfaction, Stratton Lloyd, says that PEMSoft was developed by leaders in the pediatric field to support pediatric healthcare professionals in a wide variety of healthcare settings and complements other products to make EBSCO a leading content provider in a critical specialty. “Drs. Dieckmann and Pitt have created a vital tool for pediatric care that shares EBSCO’s commitment to providing evidence-based, current, point-of-care information. PEMSoft will make a perfect addition to our clinical information product line which includes products such as DynaMed,  Nursing Reference Center and Patient Education Reference Center.

PEMSoft’s editorial board includes renowned physicians from highly regarded institutions such as Baylor, ChicagoChildrens Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Duke, Stanford University, UCLA, and University ofWashington. “The content development process that the experienced and diverse team of editors uses ensures that PEMSoft has the highest level of consistency, timeliness and quality,” says Dr. Dieckmann.

PEMSoft’s design and use of evidence-based content and multimedia elements help to assure access to online clinical information is fast, simple and intuitive. Dr. Pitt says that PEMSoft makes a difference throughout the clinical workflow. “PEMSoft has valuable content, organized in easy-to-find categories, so that doctors, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, paramedics and medical students can find what they need as quickly as possible.”

Dr.s Dieckmann and Pitt will continue their work as editors-in-chief with PEMSoft. More PEMSoft information is available at: http://www.pemsoft.com.

About PEMSoft

PEMSoft is an online clinical information system specializing in acute and chronic illness and injury conditions in children and adolescents. Founded in 2003 by Dr. W. Robert Pitt and Dr. Ronald Dieckmann, PEMSoft is constantly updated by a team of over fifty editors and hundreds of contributors worldwide.

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 375 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®DynaMedNursing Reference Center,Patient Education Reference CenterRehabilitation Reference CenterRehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source andSocINDEX as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact:information@ebscohost.com.

February 1, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

EBSCO Publishing and Isabel Healthcare to Provide Integrated Access to Content in Isabel and DynaMed™ – #HIMSS12

A new agreement between EBSCO Publishing and Isabel Healthcare allows mutual customers to link from the Isabel diagnosis tool and the evidence-based point-of-care tool DynaMed. The agreement brings the evidence-based content from DynaMed into the diagnostic process and allows users easier access regardless of whether a search begins in Isabel or DynaMed.

DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. The daily updates in DynaMed have led to DynaMed being recognized as the most current point-of-care reference in The British Medical Journal (BMJ 2011 Sep 23) and helped DynaMed rate higher than other disease reference tools in the latest KLAS report on Clinical Decision Support (Clinical Decision Support 2011: Understanding the Impact, 2011. © 2011 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com).

You can learn more about DynaMed, the Isabel agreement and the importance of evidence-based medicine in the clinical workflow by visiting the EBSCO Publishing booth (#819) at HIMSS 2012.

Agreement Provides Linking Between Isabel’s Diagnosis Decision Support Tool and the Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Support Content from DynaMed

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 21, 2012 — Institutions using the clinical decision support resources Isabel and DynaMed  will benefit from tighter integration of the two tools. A new agreement between Isabel Healthcare and EBSCO Publishing allows direct linking between the Isabel diagnosis tool and the evidence-based point-of-care tool DynaMed, allowing mutual customers to link from one resource to the other. The agreement brings the evidence-based content from DynaMed into the diagnostic process and allows users easier access regardless of whether a search begins in Isabel or DynaMed.

Isabel Healthcare provides a web-based application called Isabel, the industry leading diagnosis decision support system designed to provide essential diagnosis and treatment information at the point of need. For a given set of signs and symptoms, Isabel presents the clinician with a list of likely diagnoses to consider, and each diagnosis is linked to knowledge to help with further investigation, potential testing and treatment. The Isabel system has been extensively validated and is currently being used by leading healthcare systems across North America improving efficiency in decision making.

“We are excited about the tighter integration between DynaMed and Isabel and the decision making efficiencies associated with easy access to information at the point-of-need,” stated Don Bauman, CEO of Isabel Healthcare. “Improving decision making efficiency affords clinicians with more patient-facing time, improves time to diagnosis and treatment, and lowers costs.”

DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice.

Updated daily, DynaMed editors monitor the content of over 500 medical journals on a daily basis. Each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate, representing a synthesis of the best available evidence. Through this process of Systematic Literature Surveillance, the best available evidence determines the content of DynaMed.

About Isabel Healthcare

Isabel Healthcare Inc. was founded in 2000 by Jason Maude and is named after Maude’s daughter who almost died after a potentially fatal illness was not recognized. For over 10 years, Isabel Healthcare has provided the Isabel diagnosis decision support system to hospitals, physician practices and individual physicians and gained peer reviewed validation and unmatched experience. Today, Isabel is the only diagnosis decision support system fully integrated with EMR and is used by thousands of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and students world-wide, providing diagnostic support and education by broadening their differential diagnostic considerations. Connect with us at info(at)isabelhealthcare(dot)com, 734-332-0612 or http://www.isabelhealthcare.com or http://www.twitter.com/isabelhealth to learn more.

About EBSCO Publishing

EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 350 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®, DynaMed, Nursing Reference Center, Patient Education Reference Center, Rehabilitation Reference Center, Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source and SocINDEX as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com.

February 22, 2012 I Written By

EBSCO Publishing’s Patient Education Reference Center™ Continues to Expand into Electronic Medical Records – #HIMSS12

Patient Education Reference Center (PERC), a resource used in thousands of hospitals to provide clear, concise patient discharge instructions can now easily be integrated into Epic’s EMR system thanks to a new agreement between Epic and EBSCO Publishing, the provider of PERC. The integration allows mutual customers to access PERC content within Epic’s Patient Discharge Module. This integration enables healthcare providers to meet Meaningful Use criteria. This type of standardization of patient education content throughout a hospital or healthcare system and EMR systems also improves the efficiency of the clinical workflow.

Patient Education Reference Center can be integrated into any EMR system and features a comprehensive collection of current, evidence-based patient education information for clinicians to print and distribute right at the point-of-care.

EBSCO Publishing is exhibiting at HIMSS 2012 (Booth 819).

Patient Education Reference Center Content Now Available in Additional EMR Systems

IPSWICH, Mass. —February 21, 2012 — Hospitals and healthcare systems using Epic as their electronic medical record (EMR) system are now able to easily integrate patient information content from Patient Education Reference Center (PERC) from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). The integration will allow mutual customers to access PERC within the Patient Discharge Module enabling healthcare providers to meet criteria outlined in the U.S. government’s Meaningful Use objectives, which require eligible healthcare professionals and hospitals to provide patients with electronic care information, including discharge instructions.

Mutual customers benefit since integrating content into EMR systems improves clinical workflow efficiency and patient education standardization. Allowing staff to access the evidence-based patient education information PERC provides from within an EMR allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to quickly deliver important clinical discharge instructions to patients — information about all aspects of their care and health.

Patient Education Reference Center allows sites to customize PERC content to further promote the hospital’s branding. PERC content is also easy to print, store and archive or retrieve electronic copies on-demand. Having access to patient education information from PERC within an EMR system saves times and further maintains clinical consistency as patients and staff members move through the clinical workflow.

Integrating Patient Education Reference Center into the Epic EMR system can be set up at no additional cost and without any additional software. Mutual customers need only request a PERC data file from EBSCO which can then be easily imported into their EMR system.

EBSCO Publishing makes it easy to integrate the evidence-based content from its point-of-care resources into any EMR system including PERC and the valuable clinical content available from DynaMed, Nursing Reference Center and Rehabilitation Reference Center.

About Patient Education Reference Center

Patient Education Reference Center features a comprehensive collection of current, evidence-based patient education information for clinicians to print and distribute right at the point-of-care. The handouts provided by PERC are easy to read, include illustrations, and are structured to enhance patient knowledge and understanding of material. Topics covered include more than 4,000 common and chronic diseases and conditions; over 750 specific procedures and lab tests; more than 2,800 lifestyle and wellness topics; over 1,500 unique drugs (more than 8,000 brand and generic names); and discharge and home care information for more than 1,000 related topics.

About EBSCO Publishing

EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 350 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®, DynaMed, Nursing Reference Center, Patient Education Reference Center, Rehabilitation Reference Center, Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source and SocINDEX as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com.

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