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February 23, 2012 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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EBSCO Publishing and Isabel Healthcare Integrate Decision Support Tools

Institutions using the clinical decision-support resources Isabel and DynaMed will benefit from tighter integration of the two tools. A new agreement between Isabel Healthcare and EBSCO Publishing allows direct linking between the Isabel diagnosis tool and the evidence-based point-of-care tool DynaMed, letting mutual customers to link from one resource to the other. The agreement brings the evidence-based content from DynaMed into the diagnostic process and allows users easier access regardless of whether a search begins in Isabel or DynaMed.

Isabel Healthcare provides a web-based application called Isabel, a diagnosis decision-support system designed to provide essential diagnosis and treatment information at the point of need. For a given set of signs and symptoms, Isabel presents the clinician with a list of likely diagnoses to consider, and each diagnosis is linked to knowledge to help with further investigation, potential testing and treatment. The Isabel system has been extensively validated and is currently being used by leading healthcare systems across North America improving efficiency in decision making.

DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other healthcare professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance, and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice.

Updated daily, DynaMed editors monitor the content of more than 500 medical journals on a daily basis. Each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate, representing a synthesis of the best available evidence.

Source: EBSCO Publishing



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