Bangkok Hospital and Bangkok Health Research Center, both part of the Bangkok Hospital Group, a healthcare provider in South-East Asia, have selected Elsevier’s ClinicalKey as their preferred online medical information resource to enhance efficiency and improve patient outcomes.

ClinicalKey, launched in 2012, is a dynamic clinical resource designed to provide physicians with fast, clinically-relevant answers from Elsevier’s comprehensive library of proprietary medical and surgical content.

The clinical reference search engine provides evidence-based answers, as well as expert commentary, MEDLINE abstracts and select third-party journals.

The engine is powered by Elsevier’s Smart Content, tagged with EMMeT (Elsevier Merged Medical Taxonomy), which enables ClinicalKey to understand clinical terms and thus discover medical content that is the most relevant.

Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS) vice president and COO-medical affairs Dr Chatree Duangnet said that BDMS is impressed with the breadth and depth of ClinicalKey’s medical content – from journals, medical textbooks to practice guidelines for hospital clinicians – all from a single online platform.

"We’re confident ClinicalKey can help us work smarter and more efficiently and help us improve outcomes for our patients."

"We’re confident ClinicalKey can help us work smarter and more efficiently and help us improve outcomes for our patients," Dr Duangnet added.

ClinicalKey, which is reportedly the world’s first clinical insight engine, helps support clinical decision-making and medical research through comprehensive, trusted content and speedy delivery of fast, clinically-relevant answers.

The Bangkok Hospital Group, owned and operated by Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, expects to deploy ClinicalKey at other hospitals and medical facilities throughout Thailand.

Elsevier Asia Pacific managing director Gerrit Bos said, "Combining advanced search technology with Elsevier’s trusted content, we know ClinicalKey can help the doctors and researchers a part of the Bangkok Hospital Group provide the information needed for high-quality patient care and for advancing health sciences discoveries."

Currently health systems, hospitals, medical schools and clinics in more than 45 countries are using ClinicalKey.