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Misys Healthcare Systems Partners with Elsevier


February 13, 2006 - HIMSS, San Diego, CA, USA - Elsevier, the world’s leading medical publisher and provider of clinical content, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver Elsevier’s iCONSULT service directly to the hospital and group medical practice community as part of Misys EMR®, the electronic medical record solution from Misys Healthcare Systems. 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. This agreement will integrate Elsevier’s drug information from the Mosby’s Drug Consult database directly into the Misys EMR application.

“As part of our continual product innovation, Misys partners with leaders, such as Elsevier, to provide world-class content and resources to Misys EMR users at the point of care,” says Dan Pollard, PhD, Director of Product Management, Clinical Systems, Misys Healthcare Systems. “iCONSULT’s ability to deliver concise, drug and evidence-based information directly into Misys EMR can help support the reduction of medical errors and positively affect patient outcomes in a busy clinical environment.”

Elsevier, the world’s largest science and medical publisher, 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.

“Teaming up with a leader such as Misys is a great partnership for us and for the physicians and nurses who look for the latest clinical information to support their decisions every day. Strategic partnerships like this are very important in our support of the healthcare organizations’ overall quest for a reduction in medical errors and improvement of the quality of healthcare,” says Brian Nairn, CEO, Elsevier, Health Science Division.

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About Misys Healthcare Systems

Misys Healthcare Systems, one of the top five healthcare IT companies in North America, develops and supports reliable, easy-to-use software and services of exceptional quality that enable physicians and caregivers to more easily manage the complexities of healthcare. Misys’ family of leading clinical products and Web-based technologies - Misys Optimum™ solutions - are designed from the ground up to share patient data across all medical care settings. Misys Optimum connects community-based physicians and caregivers to the acute care enterprise, enabling increased efficiencies, better decision-making and improved hospital-physician relations. For more information, visit

About Misys plc

Misys plc (FTSE: MSY), the global software company, is one of the world’s largest and longest-established providers of industry-specific software. Founded in 1979, Misys serves the international banking and healthcare industries, combining technological expertise with in-depth understanding of customers’ markets and operational needs. In banking Misys is a market leader with over 1,200 customers, including 49 of the world’s top 50 banks. In healthcare Misys is also a market leader, serving more than 92,000 physicians in 18,000 practice locations, 1,250 hospitals and 600 home care providers. In UK general insurance Misys is the market leader in software solutions. Through Sesame, a wholly-owned subsidiary, the company is also a leading provider of support services to about 7,800 financial advisers in the UK. Misys employs over 6,500 people who serve customers in more than 120 countries. For more information, visit

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier’s 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 1,800 journals and 2,200 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as MD Consult , ScienceDirect , Scopus , bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier’s ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).


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