IPSWICH, Mass. ó July12, 2012 ó NHS Education for Scotland has selected DynaMed from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) as its preferred point of care resource for all NHS Scotland staff and students. NHS Education's Knowledge Network had offered DynaMed, as well as other point of care resources, to its users but recently selected DynaMed as the primary point of care resource due to its comprehensive coverage and frequent and reliable updates.
NHS Education develops and delivers education and training for those who work in NHS Scotland. Senior Knowledge Manager, Derek Boyle, says they were very impressed with DynaMed's content and coverage. "Research indicates that DynaMed was more frequently and reliably updated than any other point of care resource, it is very comprehensive in its coverage and offers a facility to support Continuing Professional Development."
Boyle says DynaMed's linking capabilities played a big part in NHS Education's decision as well. "We were also pleased that DynaMed offered links to many full-text international guidelines, including NICE and SIGN, Cochrane systematic reviews, research and review articles, PubMed abstracts and patient information. DynaMed will also support NHS Scotland in exploring the potential to embed links with clinical (electronic health record) systems."
Another contributing factor to their decision to implement DynaMed as the primary resource was due to a recent report in KLAS that rated DynaMed higher than other disease reference tools. Survey respondents indicated that DynaMed excelled in the credibility of the information it provided and in the relevance of its information.
NHS Education's subscription to DynaMed includes EBSCO's Nursing Reference Center and Rehabilitation Reference Center. These resources offer the best available evidence-based clinical reference tools for nursing and rehabilitation practices. These resources teamed with DynaMed offer NHS Education with a full suite of point of care resources.
DynaMed is a clinical reference tool designed for use primarily at the point of care. DynaMed contains clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics. Daily updates provide the best available evidence available to clinicians making medical decisions. A September 2011 study published in the British Medical Journal shows DynaMed is the fastest at including new evidence among point-of-care resources while also indicating that slow updates can impact patient care. DynaMed integrates with electronic health records and is available via mobile devices.
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