OVID INTEGRATES MEDICAL CONTENT WITH THE NEW MICROSOFT OFFICE SYSTEM (21/08/03)
Clinicians and Researchers Provided One-Click Access to Journals@Ovid Database of More Than 900 Medical Journals
(New York, NY) August 21, 2003 - Ovid Technologies, a leading provider of content, tools and services, today announced a new medical information research solution accessible through the Research and Reference Pane within the 2003 versions of Microsoft Office applications. Healthcare professionals working within a Microsoft Office application including Microsoft Office Word 2003, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003, Microsoft Office Excel 2003, Microsoft Office Publisher 2003, Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 and Microsoft Office Visio 2003 now have direct access to more than 900 leading medical and health sciences journals available through the Journals@Ovid database.
The Ovid solution is designed for clinicians and medical researchers who require fast, accurate and comprehensive answers to their medical questions. End-users can now select terms directly from their Microsoft Office documents and use the \"look up\" feature to instantaneously launch a Journals@Ovid search session; content is integrated within a userís desktop environment to provide one-click access to critical medical information. The clinician (or researcher) can select an article and view the entire full text, if their institution is an Ovid subscriber, or they can purchase the material through Ovidís PayPerView feature.
\"Ovid is dedicated to finding new and innovative methods of integrating content into the enterprise environment that enhance end-user workflow and, by extension, the medical research process\", said Bette Brunelle, executive vice president, products and services, Ovid. \"With this latest offering through the Microsoft Office system, and by providing \"one-click\" access to the most respected, peer-reviewed medical journals, Ovid is showcasing its long-standing commitment to empowering healthcare professionals with the means to improve patient care.\"
Developed to address the productivity challenges in todayís enterprises, both large and small, the Microsoft Office System enables healthcare organizations to connect people, information and business processes through enhanced tools for collaboration, business information management, and increased personal, team and organizational productivity. The programs, servers and services that comprise the Microsoft Office System make it easy to manage, prioritize and act on an ever-increasing volume of healthcare information.
\"The combination of the Microsoft Office System and Ovidís extensive database of premier medical journals, Journals@Ovid, offers a seamless workflow solution that puts critical decision-making information at the fingertips of healthcare professionals\", said Ahmad Hashem, M.D., Ph.D., global healthcare productivity manager at Microsoft. \"This convenient, easy-to-use solution is a great example of technology that empowers the healthcare industry to improve quality of care.\"
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