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Tuesday 12 May, 2009


CPM Resource Center and The Shams Group Partner...

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, May 12 /PRNewswire/ --

    - For the First Time, Hospitals Using MEDITECH and Other HIT Solutions
can use CPMRC's Interdisciplinary Clinical Content Through TSG's Integrated
Portal Solutions

    CPM Resource Center (CPMRC) and The Shams Group (TSG) have partnered to
provide small- and medium-sized hospitals with next-generation nursing and
interdisciplinary documentation that integrates with their current health
information systems.

    CPMRC provides evidence-based clinical content products and practice
transformation services that assist healthcare organizations in creating a
healthy work culture and interdisciplinary integration based on the CPM
Professional Practice Framework(TM). TSG provides innovative services and
software solutions to hospitals around the country. Over the past 20 years
TSG has provided services to over 400 small-to-medium-sized hospitals,
particularly those with MEDITECH systems, successfully leveraging legacy
systems through portal technologies. Today, TSG is a leader in browser-based
portal applications including a recently rolled-out Physician/Clinician
Portal which has been well received in the marketplace.

    "Through this new relationship with TSG, we will bring CPMRC's
evidence-based clinical content and interdisciplinary documentation to the
hundreds of hospitals around the country that use TSG's software solutions to
better leverage their MEDITECH and other HIT systems," said Diane Hanson, RN,
BSN, MM, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CPMRC. "For the first
time, our content will be built into TSG's solutions from the ground up,
giving these hospitals a big advantage as they optimize their systems to take
advantage of the coming federal stimulus monies."

    CPMRC, an Elsevier company, has developed an integrated content solution
for interdisciplinary care coordination and documentation that includes
evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for medical and surgical
diagnosis as well as human response conditions. CPMRC has been the industry
leader for over 20 years in executable knowledge and clinical decision
support impacting the quality, productivity and safety of patient care.

    "We are looking forward to offering the advantages of integrating the
CPMRC content into the hospital information systems we optimize," said Kam
Sham, President of TSG. "The hospitals we serve are continually searching for
strategic ways to expand the potential of their existing information systems,
and integrating the content from CPMRC makes our solution unlike any other in
the country."

About CPM Resource Center

    The CPM Resource Center (CPMRC) offers content, processes, tools and
services that support practice advancement, cultural transformation, infusion
of evidence-based care, and interdisciplinary integration at the point of
care. CPMRC's evidence-based products and professional services assist
healthcare organizations in creating a healthy work culture and
interdisciplinary integration using the CPM Professional Practice
Framework(TM) that supports and advances professional practice and
appropriate standardization of care. The International Consortium of over 260
rural, community and university settings connects clinicians and leaders to
advance clinical scholarship and research. Practice Education Partnerships
bridge the transition from education to practice in schools of Nursing and
Allied Health. CPMRC is a business unit of Elsevier. For more information on
CPMRC, please visit

About Elsevier

    Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the
global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70
offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per
year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such
as ScienceDirect (, MD Consult (, Scopus (,
bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

    Elsevier ( is a global business headquartered in
Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of
Reed Elsevier Group plc (, a world-leading
publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical,
legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides
high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing
emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker
symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and
ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

About The Shams Group

    The Shams Group (TSG) is a software and services firm that has been a
major provider of innovative software for MEDITECH hospitals for the last 20
years and to-date has served over 400 plus MEDITECH hospitals around the
country. With nearly two decades of research in MEDITECH and other HIS
Systems. TSG offers an 'open system', browser-based, integrated solutions for
hospitals to leverage their IT Investment. TSG has joined hands with CPM
Resource Center, which is the most premier provider of evidence-based content
for the next generation of Nursing/Clinician Portal Solutions.

    Tom Reller, Director, Corporate Relations
    [email protected]

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