EBSCO Publishing Enables Hospitals and Medical Practices to Integrate Evidence-Based Decision Support with Electronic Health Records

EBSCOhost® Integration Toolkit Facilitates Seamless Integration of EBSCO Clinical Support Point-of-Care Tools with all brands of Electronic Health Record Systems

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Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) October 5, 2006

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO), provider of leading point-of-care reference and medical research products such as DynaMed™, CINAHL®, and Health Library™, now offers hospitals and medical practices a robust means of integrating EBSCO resources with any Electronic Health or Medical Record (EHR or EMR) system. This new offering will dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of custom integration for hospital IT departments and will improve the quality of patient care by delivering the best available evidence to point-of-care users, such as, physicians, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, and patients.

"Thanks to EBSCO, hospitals can now easily integrate critical decision support information, like DynaMed, into a physician's workflow directly at the point-of-care. This will result in more informed decision making and ultimately, better care for patients," says Saverio Maviglia M.D., M.S., and Informaticist at Brigham & Women’s Hospital at Partners HealthCare. "In addition, given that this well-designed product is based on commonly applied technology standards, it will definitively lower the cost of content integration for all hospitals."

With the EBSCOhost® Integration Toolkit (EIT), EBSCO, the company that can serve more of a hospital’s electronic reference needs than any other, provides easy integration between EBSCO’s online clinical, nursing care, patient education, and medical research resources and all electronic medical and patient record applications. For customers of any online EHR/EMR vendor, the EBSCOhost Integration Toolkit provides a comprehensive set of flexible web services based on XML/SOAP standards for establishing direct links from their EHR/EMRs to applicable clinical reference resources from EBSCO.

This new offering provides customers with multiple integration methods allowing them to submit customized search and retrieval requests as well as to tailor the format of the retrieved XML content to suit the needs of their users and internal Web sites or applications. Once implemented, the EIT can help clinicians at the point-of-care by allowing them to rapidly select topics from an EHR/EMR and retrieve the relevant, evidence-based condition or procedure summary from an EBSCO resource such as DynaMed(http://www.dynamicmedical.com).

For more information regarding EBSCO’s online biomedical resources, please visit the following URL: http://www.ebscohost.com/biomedical

EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 200 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™, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ 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: http://www.ebscohost.com.

EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

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