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ARTiFACTS unveils first blockchain-based platform for scientific and scholarly research
- 20 Mar 2018

Cambridge, MA-based start-up ARTiFACTS has launched the world's first blockchain-based platform for scholarly research. Formed by a team of academic publishing software veterans, the new company is the first of its kind to deploy a collaborative platform that allows researchers to register their discoveries and provide and receive attribution on an immutable blockchain ledger.

The ARTiFACTS platform was designed to address the fundamental shortcomings of traditional knowledge dissemination and attribution. Currently, researchers only receive acknowledgment for a published article when it appears in an indexed journal, limiting exposure to the full scope of their research contributions. ARTiFACTS' blockchain-based platform allows researchers to create a permanent, real-time record of all research contributions in an unbreakable, universally-accessible digital ledger. With this new platform, ARTiFACTS has created a new infrastructure for cataloguing, searching, and attributing scholarly contributions.

The ARTiFACTS platform consists of primary elements such as Collaboration Platform, Attribution Engine and Comprehensive Index. The Collaboration Platform is a workflow management and collaboration tool leveraging an open source platform that allows researchers to manage projects and teams and share research findings, giving creators control of their content and instantly establishing proof-of-existence. The Attribution Engine is an Ethereum blockchain engine that records a permanent, valid, and immutable ledger of record for all research findings and their cited/citing attributions, building a comprehensive, real-time, profile of scholarly contribution. Comprehensive Index is a community index of all research artifacts and linkages that speeds research by allowing discovery of the full spectrum of research outputs, not just published works.

ARTiFACTS was founded by a team of executives with deep experience in primary and secondary academic publishing software, financial services technology, and media. The company's leadership team have all held senior management roles with the world's leading academic research, fintech, and educational technology providers, including Thomson Reuters (Web of Science and EndNote), Elsevier (Scopus), ORCID, and SunGard, among others.

The company's formal launch took place at the Eighteenth Population Health Colloquium in Philadelphia, PA, the seminal conference of healthcare industry leaders hosted by Thomas Jefferson University's Jefferson College of Population Health. ARTiFACTS announced at the event that in addition to launching its blockchain based workflow platform, it had created the first-ever archive specifically for the population health community for research artifacts of all types: pophealth.discoverresearch.ai

Researchers can go to sys.artifacts.ai to sign up and start collaborating, sharing and attributing.

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Wolters Kluwer's mobile health resource gives doctors access to the most current medical information
- 16 Mar 2018

Wolters Kluwer Health has announced that Västra Götalandsregionen (VGR) is providing UpToDate Anywhere, the comprehensive, mobile-enabled clinical decision support (CDS) resource, to healthcare professionals at its nine regional hospitals.

VGR is responsible for healthcare and medical treatment for over half a million residents in Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg, and over a million residents in 48 other communities throughout the region's 25,000 km2. Now, with UpToDate Anywhere, VGR ensures access to the same high quality, evidence-based content across its nine regional general hospitals. This approach serves to reduce unnecessary, outdated or inappropriate treatments, while also ensuring care teams consider lower cost options that are as clinically effective as costly procedures.

Analysts at the market research firm Outsell, Inc. emphasize the significance of UpToDate for reducing variability of care in regions like VGR. Doctors and patients alike will benefit from UpToDate's clinical faculty of more than 6,700 physician authors, editors, and peer-reviewers from more than 50 countries who apply their clinical expertise to critically evaluate and synthesize medical literature into clinical topics that can be quickly and easily accessed at the point of care.

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Wolters Kluwer Health expands Reference Data Management solution, launches Health Language
- 02 Mar 2018

Wolters Kluwer Health has expanded its Reference Data Management (RDM) solution by launching a professional service offering to help providers and payers reduce costs, improve data accuracy and establish a foundation for reliable analytics. The Health Language launch of its Reference Data Management service will help healthcare organisations implement sound data governance strategies and address their top challenge for 2018: clinical and data analytics.

Healthcare organisations use reference data every day to drive accurate data aggregation and meaningful analytics in support of population health and clinical care initiatives, regulatory compliance, revenue optimisation, and overall performance improvement. Reference data can include external industry and localised data standards used to establish a single source of truth for organising and sharing disparate electronic information. Reference data formats include clinical and claims standards such as ICD-10, HCPCS, SNOMED CT®, LOINC®, and RxNorm, as well as billing and transaction data such as claims adjustment reason codes, place of service codes and revenue codes.

The build out of the new Reference Data Management professional services capabilities will directly support the Health Language platform, helping healthcare organisations across the continuum of care implement high-performing, sustainable data quality strategies. Healthcare organisations can tap the deep domain expertise of the Wolters Kluwer team to establish data governance programs, design and integrate reference data within new or existing EHRs and other IT platforms, and enlist content advisory and authoring services to support their master data management (MDM) strategy.

To meet the needs of a wide range of organisations-from those just starting their MDM journey to those with mature infrastructures in place, a range of bundled services is being launched. Bundles range from simple data file projects with integration services to a complete Reference Data Management solution that includes a suite of web-based authoring applications and data governance services. Additionally, a powerful new content audit tool helps organisations better understand how to identify current and future data needs, consolidate suppliers and establish a single source of truth for reference data across the organisation.

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Wolters Kluwer launches UpToDate Advanced aiding physicians in delivering personalised, patient-specific care
- 28 Feb 2018

Wolters Kluwer Health has announced the launch of UpToDate® AdvancedTM, a guided clinical decision-making solution with dynamic and interactive algorithms as well as lab monographs designed to reduce unwarranted variations in care. Facing shrinking reimbursements and over $540 billion in avoidable costs in the U.S. alone, healthcare organisations are turning to trusted evidence and tools that standardise clinical decisions across populations while reducing costs.

Clinical pathways aimed at helping caregivers deliver consistent, high-quality, and effective care can be difficult to develop and maintain. In addition, their adoption can pose a considerable challenge. UpToDate Advanced equips providers with continuously updated decision pathways that optimise decisions at the point of care by providing recommendations tailored for specific patients helping to achieve effective care.

With UpToDate Advanced, physicians can streamline care at different points using UpToDate Pathways for interactive decision-making workflows and Lab Interpretation for evaluating abnormal test results and deciding next steps, which can be a major source of variations in care.

UpToDate Pathways are interactive decision-making tools that help clinicians arrive at the best decisions for their patients in view of contemporary evidence, clinical experience and patient-specific factors. They are built upon the evidence and graded recommendations found in UpToDate, the acclaimed clinical decision support resource associated with improved outcomes. More than 11,000 clinical topics, medical calculators and graphics from UpToDate were used to develop pathways.

UpToDate Pathways target common medical conditions with well-established variability that can be avoided with the support of evidence-based clinical decision-making. These conditions tie to national and international quality measures and the most-searched UpToDate topics among the more than half a billion topics viewed annually by 1.5 million physicians around the world.

With Lab Interpretation, healthcare organisations can reduce unnecessary testing and help prevent missed diagnoses, and adverse patient outcomes. Physicians can use Lab Interpretation to manage challenging lab results, such as unusually low blood sugar, with concise guidance designed for immediate action - not only for evaluation, but also to determine if future lab tests are needed.

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Elsevier and Polish Universities Consortia Leader ICM in deal to provide nation-wide university access to SciVal
- 23 Feb 2018

Elsevier, the global information analytics business specialising in science and health, announced its agreement with the Polish Universities Consortia Leader, Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM), to provide nation-wide university access to SciVal, Elsevier's analytics solution to track and measure research performance.

Access to SciVal will enable university leaders and managers across Polish universities to analyse and visualise bibliometric research data for 8,500 research institutions across 220 nations. This supports them in their strategic planning, research assessment reviews and allows for tracking research performance and comparing with other institutions worldwide.

SciVal runs primarily on data from Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of research information, covering more than 70 million articles, books and conference papers, and draws its content from more than 5,000 publishers covering 23,000 journals. SciVal also includes usage measures from both ScienceDirect and Scopus, patent-article citations, awarded grants and media mentions.

Access for the Polish scholarly community will be managed by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM) at the University of Warsaw.

Scopus and SciVal are part of Elsevier's Research Intelligence portfolio, its offering of solutions which support the three pillars of strategic research management: to enable, conduct and share research.

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