ClinicalKey

How do you build the world’s first clinical insight engine?

You start by combining content from every medical and surgical specialty with the most advanced search functionality available, to provide a resource that meets the three needs physicians have when it comes to finding clinical resources.  After talking to more than 2,000 clinicians, it was clear that no resource available delivered on those three key needs - comprehensive content, trusted resources, and speed to answer.

ClinicalKey was built specifically to meet those three needs and seamlessly integrate into the workflow of today’s physicians while continuing to enhance our offering to meet the needs of tomorrow.

Here’s a quick glimpse of how ClinicalKey delivers on those three clinician needs:

  • Comprehensive

ClinicalKey brings together an impressive array of content from Elsevier and trusted third parties.  For starters, all of Elsevier’s medical and surgical content makes up the backbone of ClinicalKey, and that includes over 1,000 books, 500 journals, thousands of videos, and millions of images.  Plus, ClinicalKey gives physicians access to trusted point-of-care content from First Consult.

On top of the proprietary Elsevier content, ClinicalKey seamlessly integrates abstracts from MEDLINE, clinical trial information from clinicaltrials.gov, practice guidelines, drug monographs from Gold Standard, thousands of patient education handouts in multiple languages, and more.

In all, the information needs of every major medical and surgical specialty are covered by ClinicalKey.

  • Trusted

One of the problems physicians face when looking for information is the need to verify an answer by going to more than one source; a process that wastes valuable time they could use to help patients.  On ClinicalKey, however, the information comes from Elsevier and is created through our trusted peer review process, so physicians can trust the information they find on ClinicalKey the first time and stop wasting time chasing down multiple sources. 

  • Speed to Answer

When it comes to the needs of clinicians, a wealth of content is really only as valuable as the insights it provides.  That’s why the true advantage of ClinicalKey is the speed at which it delivers clinically-relevant answers to physicians from that expansive amount of content. 

That speed comes from the proprietary and technologically advanced search functionality behind the scenes starting with EMMeT.  EMMeT stands for Elsevier Merged Medical Taxonomy and it’s a new, proprietary taxonomy created exclusively for ClinicalKey that combines the prevailing medical taxonomies today into a single comprehensive resource. 

Using EMMeT, each piece of content on ClinicalKey is mapped against this taxonomy to create Smart Content.  This Smart Content enrichment is what makes the difference when a physician sits down to search ClinicalKey.  EMMeT and this Smart Content powers ClinicalKey to deliver the most clinically relevant answer and provide search results and content related to a query that other resources might have missed.  

The power of ClinicalKey’s search and the speed to answer it provides make ClinicalKey a revolutionary clinical resource.

ClinicalKey is available today for individual clinicians and for institutions, and many of the world’s most prestigious institutions have already subscribed to the world’s first clinical insight engine.  Plus, ClinicalKey will be available in several local editions such as Australian, French and Japanese, with others to come. 

For more information about ClinicalKey, visit the website.

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