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New Japanese study finds using UpToDate from Wolters Kluwer helps reduce medical errors, the third-highest cause of death in the US
- 14 Feb 2018

Wolters Kluwer Health, a global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced that a Japanese study published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics has found a significant association between use of UpToDate clinical decision support (CDS) and reduced diagnostic errors. Physicians who used UpToDate had a significantly lower rate of diagnostic errors compared with a control group without UpToDate (2 percent versus 24 percent). The authors concluded that 'UpToDate use was significantly associated with diagnostic error reduction.'

The new research highlights the impact of Wolters Kluwer's acclaimed decision support resource in reducing variability in care, increasing patient safety and improving clinical effectiveness.

The study comes after researchers at Johns Hopkins estimated in a 2016 study that medical errors should rank as the third leading cause of death in the US. In the new study, the team of Drs. Taro Shimizu, Takaaki Nemoto and Yasuharu Tokuda sought to evaluate how computer-based systems might help to prevent and reduce diagnostic errors. They conducted the study at the outpatient department of the Tokyo Joto Hospital, a community-based hospital in Tokyo, Japan.

The study, "Effectiveness of a clinical knowledge support system for reducing diagnostic errors in outpatient care in Japan: A retrospective study" was published in the January 2018 issue of the International Journal of Medical Informatics.

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Research and Markets adds 'E-books Market in Europe 2018-2022' report to their offering
- 12 Feb 2018

Market research and data services provider Research and Markets, Ireland, has announced the addition of the 'E-books Market in Europe 2018-2022' report to their offering.

The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is emerging formats for publishing e-books. Publishers are offering e-books compatible with different ebook readers and devices to significantly drive the popularity of e-books. Publishing formats such as Mobi, EPUB, and KF8 are gaining preference among readers due to the high convenience offered. Also, these online book formats are user-friendly and compatible with several latest electronic devices.

E-books market in Europe is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.58% during the period 2018-2022.According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is growing popularity of e-readers. Due to the growth of digitization and continuous technological improvement, consumers are extensively demanding for gadgets and digital devices such as e-readers. E-readers enables the readers to access wide library of reading content. E-readers are gaining prominence in the digital books market as they allow easy portability and access to expansive online book library at an extremely light weight. Also, the reducing prices of advanced e-readers is further encouraging the buyers to purchase e-readers.

Interested parties may visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zr3knv/europe_ebooks?w=5 for more information on this report.

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Clarivate Analytics names 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators
- 25 Jan 2018

Clarivate Analytics, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation and commercialise ideas, has announced its highly anticipated list of 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators. The annual report highlights the most successful organisations in the world that are active in innovation through research and development, protection of their IP and the achievement of commercial success. It also reinforces a prevailing trend among innovative businesses of prioritising investment in unique, enduring inventions - for which patents are successfully brought to market and enjoy greater global commercial potential.

Forty-five Asian companies appear on 2017 list, a 15% increase over 2016, with long-recognised organisations like Honda, Komatsu, Samsung and Toyota joined by newcomers Fuji Electric, Hon Hai and Nichia. North America runs second with 36 companies appearing on the list, where newcomers like Facebook, Molex and Western Digital join Apple, Abbott Laboratories, Boeing, Microsoft and others.

Asian organisations outperformed the rest of the Top 100 in all metrics during 2017, indicating that the region is producing higher quality innovation, seeking to commercialise its innovation globally and creating more impactful innovation than both the remaining Top 100 Global Innovators and organisations outside the Top 100.

Now in its seventh year, Top 100 Global Innovators tracks innovation based on patent data-driven analysis from Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI). The index provides editorially enhanced, authoritative and accurate patent data, and is trusted by more than 40 patent offices worldwide.

The metrics produced reveal a combined indicator score used to identify the world's most innovative organisations. The report's methodology examines the portfolio strength and quality of each organisation, assessing four key areas: patent volume: in order to be considered, an organisation must have had at least 100 inventions protected by a granted patent in the past five years; a high ratio of success in obtaining patent grants; the globalisation or international breadth of patent filings across Europe, China, Japan and the USA; influence of how a patent/invention is cited externally by other organisations.

The organisations in the 2017 Top 100 represent three continents and 11 different markets, with major innovation hubs Japan and the USA accounting for 75% of the list. Eighty-five of the 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators also appeared on the 2016 list, and six are new to the report.

Data further indicates that while patent filings by the Top 100 Global Innovators have increased at a slower pace than those outside the list, the Top 100 are more successful in bringing their innovations to market - the ultimate measure of success. Overall, the volume of global patent filings has increased by 11.9% during the last five years, compared to a 2.4% increase for the Top 100. However, the number of patents granted to the Top 100 in 2017 grew by 5.7% year-over-year, compared to a 3.4% increase for companies outside the Top 100.

After leading Asia from 2011-2013 and again in 2016, North America once again ceded the top spot to Asia in 2017. In the US, while Silicon Valley remains the epicenter of innovation, the Midwest gained on the Western US and outpaced the Eastern region. Chicago-based companies make up the majority of Midwestern innovators in the Top 100.

With Asia ascending back to the top spot in 2017, European representation in the Top 100 fell to 19 organisations in 2017, compared to 22 last year. France, Germany and Switzerland make up 75% of European Top 100 organisations, with the majority of those based in France. Still, all three of Europe's losses in 2017 came from French companies dropping off the list - research institutions IFP Energies Nouvelles, CNRS and automotive supplier Valeo.

The full report on the world's most innovative organisations are available at http://top100innovators.clarivate.com/.

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2018 RedLink Index now available
- 16 Jan 2018

The 2018 RedLink Index, covering the 2017 subscription year, is now available. The 2018 RedLink Index provides benchmarks and comparisons of usage patterns, aggregating information about more than 1,700 journals from a variety of international publishers covering all areas of science and scholarship. More than 7,500 subscribing institutions are served by the participating publishers.

The dataset covers more than 218 million full-text views, 35 million denials (turn-aways), and 114 million abstract views.

Information included in the Index includes percentage of institutions with increasing, decreasing, or steady usage; percentage of usage coming from consortia; percentages of usage coming from current vs. archival content of various eras; percentage of denials (turn-aways) to current content vs. archival content; and usage by world region (North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, Oceania).

RedLink is providing the 2018 RedLink Index free to interested parties. Publishers who are RedLink subscribers can order a copy of a customised report, which will show them how their usage data compares with the benchmarks in the main report.

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All SNSF research publications to become freely available as of 2020
- 29 Dec 2017

As of 2020, all research publications produced by SNSF-funded projects will be freely available in digital format. Based on the decision by the National Research Council, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) will expect all publications to be available free of charge as of 2020 as Open Access is quickly becoming the accepted standard in science.

Until now, less than 50% of the publications produced in SNSF - funded research have met this requirement.

Researchers will be able to publish their results in OA journals and OA books. Alternatively, they can archive their publications in public databases.

Until now, the SNSF has covered the costs of publishing OA journals and as of April 2018 they will also pay for OA books and for OA book chapters from October 2018. It will simplify the application process for publication grants, making it easier for researchers to meet the Open Access requirements.

The SNSF's new Open Access policy fits in with the national strategy defined by the Swiss higher education institutes in January 2017. According to the strategy, all publications financed with public money will need to be freely accessible as of 2024, which will allow scientific knowledge to spread faster through the economic and political sphere and through society as a whole.

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