The site is constantly being updated and can pull from imagemany sources and includes a large number of journals.  The video below tells more about how it works and it appears that it can definitely save some “search” time for doctors and it’s reliable information. 

It understands “clinical” terms and brings in other relevant information.  Information found is structured and aligns with MD workflows.  It does an auto-search with each letter entered.  Surgical and medical videos are also included.  It has a nice preview pane and has a nice content reader.  It does an easy export to PowerPoint if needed and a save for reading materials you want to book mark.  Right now it appears that it is only available for institutions and a personal subscription will be available in a few months.  BD 


The largest publisher of original medical reference content has created a new, comprehensive tool for medical research to make its content – and select third-party content – easily searchable.

ClinicalKey is the recently launched reference database from Elsevier that’s being deemed the Google for docs. It contains full-text content from more than 500 journals and 800 books published by Elsevier (including Neuroscience, Cell and The Lancet), plus Medline abstracts, select third-party journal articles (but it’s missing some important ones), a library of medical images and videos, and clinical trials information. Users can filter, save, export and share this content.

ClinicalKey’s secret sauce is its smart content technology based on a proprietary taxonomy called EMMeT (Elsevier Merged imageMedical Taxonomy), which comprises algorithms and about 2 million terms that are tagged to content. (Donohue called it an “Elsevier-agnostic” search engine, pointing out that it digs up the most relevant information without favoring the publisher’s content over others’). Typing Addison’s disease into the search bar, for example, generates a drop-down menu of suggested topics containing the term Addison’s disease and also a list of drugs and procedures associated with that condition.

In April, Elsevier launched an institutional model of the program that’s being sold on a subscription basis. A product that’s tailored to clinical specialties, allowing for subscription to a certain collections of the content, will roll out in July. After that, ClinicalKey will go mobile, with two apps set to launch in August.


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