Medical publisher Elsevier recently announced that it has integrated its iCONSULT clinical decision support service with GE Healthcare’s electronic medical record (EMR) software. Through the deal, Elsevier’s iCONSULT service will be offered directly to the hospital and group medical practice community via GE Healthcare’s Centricity Physician Office electronic medical record (EMR). iCONSULT delivers real-time clinical decision support by putting evidence-based, point-of-care clinical reference content directly into the electronic workflow of health practitioners, according to a release.
“As the largest publisher of medical information products and services, Elsevier offers advanced solutions for improving electronic workflow by providing medical information where physicians and nurses need it most, directly in the electronic medical record,” said Sue Thomas, MD, medical director, Centricity Practice Solutions, GE. “By partnering with iCONSULT, GE can offer Centricity Physician Office EMR users evidence-based information integrated with their electronic medical record.”
Elsevier developed iCONSULT to integrate its clinical reference content directly into the electronic workflow and enhance clinical decision support. Content is indexed against industry standard clinical vocabularies, patient demographics and organized around the clinician’s workflow, allowing iCONSULT to deliver rapid answers to specific patient scenarios directly into the electronic medical record.