Sandra Kendall knows that better patient care depends on better information. As the Director of Library Services for Mount Sinai Hospital, a 2013 ClinicalKey Key Innovator organization, she created an evidence-based medicine algorithm that grouped different hospital databases into tiers, assisting practitioners in choosing the best evidence-based resources available.
We’re pleased to share the first in a series of videos featuring 2013 Key Innovators’ thoughts on healthcare technology and information. In this video, Sandra Kendall, Director of Library Services for 2013 Key Innovator organization Mount Sinai Hospital, discusses how leadership in innovation can make professional and process changes less challenging.
You can learn more about the Key Innovators contest and the winning organizations at ClinicalKeyInnovators.com.
Last September we launched the ClinicalKey Experience Tour, a mobile experience aimed to connect users with this dynamic, new resource from Elsevier. In the beginning it was quite hectic for our brand ambassadors, who would get the call to visit institutions on opposite ends of the country within a week. We started pricing out a helicopter to airdrop our ambassadors in, but Jan in accounting didn’t appreciate that particular idea of “efficiency”. A little dramatic, yes, but you get the idea.
The tour has evolved in terms of mobility, adaptability, and most importantly, experience. Even though I visited a small number of institutions last year, I have taken the opportunity to visit many more on the road with our ambassadors this year. You have taught me quite a bit about the impact of electronic resources and how you utilize them to improve your workflow. It has been a wonderful experience to interact with a wide spectrum of healthcare professionals; from administrators to librarians, physicians to CMO’s, and everyone in between.
It’s very interesting to see how different types of users interact with the same resource to improve their workday. Based on feedback I received on ClinicalKey, having access to a resource that gives a user the ability to type what they’re looking for, find their information, and get on with their day speaks universally. I spoke to multiple librarians that love how easy it is to find and pull articles, save them in a reading list, then send that list to end users. Many physicians use ClinicalKey on their tablets during patient consultations to access succinct, point of care information on First Consult. The applications of ClinicalKey vary by user, but the common tone is that ClinicalKey helps users maximize their efficiency throughout their workday.
It has been awesome to be out on the road talking to end users all throughout my territory! I am very thankful for the opportunity, and for all of you that take time out of your day to come learn about ClinicalKey. I can guarantee you are not the only ones that walk away from the tour having learned something!
Thanks, and I look forward to meeting all of you soon!
Customer Engagement Specialist
ClinicalKey is always looking for new ways to use information to address healthcare’s most critical needs. To help inspire institutions with the same goal, we held a Facebook contest this past winter asking people to nominate standout organizations dedicated to using the power of information and technology in bold new ways to save and improve lives.
We call these institutions “Key Innovators,” and we were proud to honor two winners who share ClinicalKey’s goal of making it easier to access relevant information and apply it directly at the point of care.
Mount Sinai Hospital was honored for creating an algorithm that helps practitioners choose the best clinical information. In addition, the Mount Sinai team developed a value study that demonstrates the important relationship between medical libraries and improvements in patient care.
And Johns Hopkins Medicine was chosen for creating Mood 24/7, a web-based program that enables patients with mood disorders to report daily mood changes to their psychiatrists using text technology.
Both organizations received a $10,000 technology grant and a trip to HIMSS 2013, which took place in March.
We hope you’ll join us in applauding the efforts of these two groups. To be a “Key Innovator” is to be a leader in the improvement of healthcare.
Listen to Sandra Kendall, Director of Library Services for Mount Sinai Hospital, discuss the hospital’s valuable evidence-based medicine algorithm and how their recent library value study provided a valuable wake-up call. Click here.
Listen to Sandra Kendall, Director of Library Services for Mount Sinai Hospital, discuss how leadership in innovation can make professional and process changes less challenging. Click here.
The nominations for the first ClinicalKey ‘Key Innovator’ Award are in, and we’ve selected our finalists.
These six finalists are all using the power of information and technology in bold new ways to save and improve lives, and two of them will receive a $10,000 Technology Grant, a trip for two representatives to HIMSS 2013 in New Orleans and a feature on the ClinicalKey blog.
Learn more about the six finalists below, and make sure to vote on Facebook by January 31, 2013.
Large Organization Finalists (500+ beds) are:
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Psychiatrists treating patients with mood disorders typically ask the patient to keep a record of their mood over time, but patients often forget to maintain the written record between office visits. Dr. Adam Kaplin, an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at Johns Hopkins University, is the inventor of Mood 24/7 (mood247.com), a web-based program that utilizes cell phones and texting technology that that sends automatic daily texts to a patient at a specified time, asking him or her to record their mood.
Louisville Metro Emergency Medical Services
Louisville Metro EMS (LMEMS) saw an opportunity to provide more appropriate care to the non-emergent patients that were previously using the 911 system as their source of primary care. With the implementation of a nurse-based triage program, these non-emergency patients are receiving the medical care that is the most appropriate for their needs while conserving emergency resources for those who truly need it. The LMEMS triage program took a one-size-fits-all solution and changed the experience into one that provides efficient and patient-specific treatment for each individual.
University of Rochester Medical Center
The University of Rochester Cardiovascular Device Design Program (CVDD) is a sustainable program in medical device design supported through a collaboration between the Schools of Medicine and Engineering. The program is set up as a one-year Masters of Science degree in biomedical engineering and coursework covers topics involving clinical education, targeted engineering principles, and technical entrepreneurship. The mission of the program is to create innovative device solutions to focused clinical problems through cross-disciplinary collaboration, and intends to directly affect improvement in patient care and outcomes.
Mid-sized Organization Finalists (201-500 beds) are:
Mount Sinai Hospital
Sandra Kendall, Director of Library Services at Mount Sinai Hospital, has continuously demonstrated how the power of information can improve clinicians’ work, thus improving patient care. The Evidence-Based Medicine Algorithm she created groups different databases into tiers, assisting practitioners in choosing the best evidence-based resources available. Sandra recently created a Library Value Study designed to show how the library has contributed to better medical education and clinical research, and to seek input on how the library can continue to contribute to better patient care by supporting clinical research in innovative ways.
Health Plan of San Joaquin and San Joaquin General Hospital
The Health Plan of San Joaquin recognized their providers and patients had a need for increased access to dermatology. They began working with Direct Derm, a telemedicine organization based in Palo Alto, California. Within 48 hours of a patient visit, a consult by board-certified dermatologists affiliated with Stanford or UCSF is faxed or e-mailed to the provider. The response from the patients, providers and Direct Derm has been largely positive, and diagnoses are being made in a more timely fashion, lessening anxiety, suffering and expense.
Jerry L Pettis VA
When Jerry L Pettis VA needed a resource that residents could consult during clinical encounters, they started looking at ClinicalKey from Elsevier and eventually decided to use the insight engine in all 123 hospitals in the system. The 205-bed hospital was particularly drawn to functionality that allows you to look up a disease state from different specialty perspectives and the strength of coverage in areas like Psychiatry, ENT, Infectious Disease, Allergy and Urology when compared to other resources. They also liked the way users can see guidelines, procedural videos, First Consult and Medline results all within the same search.
Elsevier and ClinicalKey are celebrating Key Innovators in healthcare – you can continue to help! Vote on Facebook for the hospital, medical school, or institution that is best using the power of information and technology in bold new ways to save and improve lives.
We are pleased to announce that Elsevier’s ClinicalKey has been nominated for a 2013 SIIA CODiE Award for ‘Best Semantic Technology Solution.’
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries. The SIIA CODiE Awards, established in 1986, are the only peer-recognized program in the content, education, and software industries.
Over the past 27 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards have recognized achievements of more than 1,000 software and information companies, and we are honored to be among the finalists.
Visit the SIIA website for a full list of 2013 CODiE Award Finalists.
Nominations open to hospitals, medical schools and healthcare institutions through December 31.
Elsevier’s ClinicalKey will award a $10,000 grant to a U.S.-based hospital, medical school or institution that has demonstrated the most innovative use of information and technology to save lives and improve patient care.
“Both information and technology are critically important to healthcare and many times make the difference between life and death,” noted Jim Donohue, Managing Director for Global Clinical Reference, Elsevier.
“Through this program, our goal is to recognize and honor those organizations that have significantly contributed to elevating positive patient outcomes through the power of information and the innovative use of technology.”
The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2012. Nominations are being accepted in three institution categories:
· Community (less than 200 beds)
· Mid-sized (between 201 and 500 beds)
· Large (more than 500 beds)
Applicants are asked to explain in 1,000 words or less how a particular institution is changing the way information and technology impacts patient care. Three grand prize winners will be awarded with the following:
· $10,000 ClinicalKey Technology Grant
· Trip for two to the HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) 2013 Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, LA, March 3-7, 2013
· $500 gift card
· Feature about the winner’s institution on ClinicalKey’s blog
To enter, visit ClinicalKey’s Key Innovators Facebook page. Nominations close on Dec. 31, 2012, and voting for the top three organizations in each category will be open to the public Jan. 15 – 31, 2013. Winners will be announced by Elsevier in early February. When you make a nomination, you become eligible to win $1,000.
Additionally, each month through February 2013, ClinicalKey will award five individuals a one-year license to ClinicalKey. To enter, applicants can visit the ClinicalKey Facebook page and click the “WIN ClinicalKey!” icon. Applicants may enter one time per month through February 2013.
For more information, visit info.ClinicalKey.com/Innovators.
This fall, ClinicalKey is hitting the streets and crossing the country to bring the experience of ClinicalKey to physicians at hospitals from coast to coast.
The ClinicalKey Experience Tour kicked off on Tuesday, September 18th, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.
The Tour showcase is a mobile unit built out of a shipping container that is loaded onto a truck and driven from hospital to hospital across the U.S. Starting in St. Louis, the unit you see in the pictures will make its way east and then south before returning to the Midwest. A separate unit will head west starting later in the fall.
The tour “booth” offers physicians and hospital administrators the chance to interact with ClinicalKey and one of the ClinicalKey Ambassadors that are manning the unit throughout the tour. In the booth, physicians can demo ClinicalKey for themselves, get more information, and enjoy refreshments while hearing more about ClinicalKey.
Overall, the ClinicalKey Experience Tour will be raising awareness across the United States and driving demand throughout the end of the year.
Attention librarians! If you’re heading to the MLA conference in Seattle this weekend, be sure to stop by booth #500 and board the Direct Flight to Insight!
ClinicalKey will be making its big debut at the conference, and there will be plenty to interact with in the booth. Take a quick demo of the site itself so you can see the power of ClinicalKey in action, recharge your mobile devices in our lounge and recharge yourself with some quick refreshments. Plus, you can test your own speed to answer with the Think Fast Challenge!
Stop by Booth #500 to see everything for yourself. And if you’re available on Saturday night, we’d love to see you at our ClinicalKey reception at the Museum of Flight!
Just visit www.directflightck.com for all of the details and to RSVP for the party!
Welcome to the world’s first Clinical Insight Engine, providing you with the following unrivaled resources:
- Comprehensive content covering every medical and surgical specialty
- Trusted answers from the world’s leading medical and scientific publisher – Elsevier
- Speed to answer with a resource built to think like a physician and Smart Content tagging that ensures the most clinically relevant answers are delivered to you fast
As you use ClinicalKey, you’ll see the power and the breadth and depth of content that it has to offer.
And through this blog, we’ll be offering you updates and tips to help you get the most out of your ClinicalKey experience.
So start searching and start finding the answers you need! If you or your institution has a subscription already, then you’re ready to go. If you’re still exploring, head over to www.clinicalkey.com now and try a search to see the clinically relevant answers you’ll find on ClinicalKey.
As you use ClinicalKey, be sure to let us know what you think. You can quickly click on the feedback button in the top right hand corner of the search result pages.
Enjoy the smarter search and faster answers that ClinicalKey provides!