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ClinicalKey Key Innovator Award to Recognize the Innovative Use of Health Information and Technology to Save and Improve Lives

PHILADELPHIA, November 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Nominations open to hospitals, medical schools and healthcare institutions through Dec. 31

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that it 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.

The Key Innovator Award is sponsored by Elsevier's ClinicalKey, the world's first clinical insight engine designed specifically to help physician's quickly locate relevant clinical responses that address their specific health care needs.

"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.

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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 publisher and information provider, 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).

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