Navigation Links
Elsevier Launches PracticeUpdate, a Free Information Portal for Physicians

PHILADELPHIA, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

PracticeUpdate tailors information to physician specialties, providing news and journal content selected by expert editors

Elsevier, the leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of PracticeUpdate, a free website featuring high-quality, relevant medical information and education resources. The site is aimed at the millions of physicians who seek news and articles to help them diagnose and treat their patients. PracticeUpdate ( is free to registered users and supported by advertisers.

PracticeUpdate cuts through volumes of information for its users, who register and create profiles, which enable PracticeUpdate's editorial board to hand-select the peer-reviewed journal content that will help physicians of any specialty generate better outcomes for their patients. PracticeUpdate helps clinicians, who do not have time to run through hundreds of articles published every day, stay current with their industry and their specialties. PracticeUpdate will launch with oncology, cardiology, dermatology, eye care (ophthalmology and optometry), primary care, and urology, with more to be added later this year.

"In addition to selecting the best and most relevant content, our PracticeUpdate experts add their context and perspectives, thereby allowing our readers to discover what really matters for patient care," said Allison Risko , Vice President for Specialty Products, Elsevier. "Our experts hand-select the findings that matter from hundreds of journals and other news sources."

The expert editors-in-chief of PracticeUpdate include Lee S. Schwartzberg MD, FACP (Oncology); Douglas P. Zipes , MD (Cardiology); Robert T. Brodell , MD (Dermatology); Paul B. Freeman , OD, FAAO, FCOVD, and Myron Yanoff , MD (Eye Care co-editors-in-chief); David Rakel , MD (Primary Care); Alan J. Wein , MD, FACS, PhD (Hon) (Urology).

The forerunner for PracticeUpdate is Elsevier's OncologySTAT, which launched in 2007 and was Elsevier's - and the industry's - first free site aimed at oncologists and supported by advertising. Today the OncologySTAT community is composed of about 65,000 healthcare practitioners (other types of physicians, nurses, healthcare workers) in the US and around the world, including more than 8,000 self-identified U.S. oncologists and hematologists. OncologySTAT's registered users will be able to transition to the oncology portal of the new PracticeUpdate to access the same content they have come to expect.

PracticeUpdate and its editorial boards deliver:

  • Content geared to clinicians, updated daily
  • Weekly scans of premiere medical journals
  • News, research, and clinical findings hand-selected from the top research and clinical evidence
  • Expert summary and commentary to put the most important and relevant findings into perspective
  • Access from any mobile device, including laptops, smartphones, and tablets

In addition, PracticeUpdate will deliver the ability for users to fine-tune their content based on specialty and other interests and will include community features enabling validated physicians to share their practice experiences.

"We're improving on the OncologySTAT user experience by updating the website usability, adding mobile capability, and adding multiple specialities to appeal to more clinicians," Risko said. "PracticeUpdate is edited by experts for clinicians who want a place online to find information based on their interests."

PracticeUpdate operates independently from any particular professional society or sponsor and offers multiple marketing and promotional opportunities, including targeted advertising and sponsorship of specific site sections or content types.

Interested healthcare professionals can register for PracticeUpdate online at For more information about marketing opportunities, please contact Denis Conlon at

# # #

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Nursing Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

Media contact
Christopher Capot
Director, Corporate Relations

SOURCE Elsevier
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Elsevier Supports International Crisis Aid Through Pillars of Hope Campaign
2. Elsevier / MEDai Appoints Tom Zajac as New President
3. Elsevier Collaborates with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.)
4. Elsevier and Federation of Biochemical Societies Launch New Journal: FEBS Open Bio
5. Elsevier Foundation Awards 2011 Grants to Advance Women in Science and Support Libraries in Developing Countries
6. Elsevier Acquires QUOSA, Provider of Life Sciences Content Management and Workflow Productivity Solutions
7. Elsevier Launches Bilingual International Nursing Skill Training and Management Platform:
8. Leading German Researcher Awarded Elseviers 2011 Tetrahedron Prize
9. Elsevier/Gold Standard Exclusive Publisher of New Predictive Drug Price Type
10. Elsevier Collaborates With Prophecy Healthcare to Enhance Its Staff Development Offerings for Healthcare Organizations
11. Elsevier Launches New Journal: Learning, Culture and Social Interaction
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... InSphero AG, the leading supplier ... models, has promoted Melanie Aregger to serve as Chief Operating Officer. , ... the management team and was promoted to Head of InSphero Diagnostics in ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: PLI) ... Pierre Laurin , President and Chief Executive Officer of ... Piper Jaffray 27 th Annual Healthcare Conference to be ... 2015. st , at 8.50am (ET) and ... the day. The presentation will be available live via a ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015 HemoShear ... on discovering drugs for metabolic disorders, announced today ... to its Board of Directors (BOD). Mr. Watkins ... of Human Genome Sciences (HGS), and also served ... Jim Powers , Chairman and CEO ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... YORK , November 24, 2015 ... in a European healthcare ... which the companies will work closely together in identifying European ... unmet medical need. The collaboration is underpinned by a significant ... fund. This is the first investment by Bristol-Myers Squibb in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:11/4/2015)... 2015 --> ... by Transparency Market Research "Home Security Solutions Market - Global ... - 2022", the global home security solutions market is expected to ... The market is estimated to expand at a CAGR ... 2022. Rising security needs among customers at homes, the ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... , Oct. 29, 2015  Rubicon Genomics, ... for U.S. distribution of its DNA library preparation ... and Rubicon,s new ThruPLEX Plasma-seq kit. ThruPLEX Plasma-seq ... the preparation of NGS libraries for liquid biopsies--the ... diagnostic and prognostic applications in cancer and other ...
(Date:10/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Munich, Germany ... Mapping technology (ASGM) automatically maps data from mobile eye ... , so that they can be quantitatively analyzed ... Munich, Germany , October 28-29, 2015. SMI,s ... from mobile eye tracking videos created with SMI,s ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):