Elsevier Announces the Launch of a New Journal: "Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation"

 Elsevier Announces the Launch of a New Journal: "Health Care: The Journal of
                       Delivery Science and Innovation"

  PR Newswire

  NEW YORK, November 12, 2012

NEW YORK, November 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of
Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation .

Health Care provides a vehicle for communicating important advances in the
study of cutting edge research on innovation in health care delivery,
including improvements in systems, processes, management, payment, and applied
information technology. The United States health care system is undergoing
unprecedented reform; Health Care builds on examples to demonstrate how change
happens in real-world settings, disseminating important ideas that inform and
improve clinical practice by publishing innovative, high-quality research,
reviews and opinions.

The leadership of the journal comes under three Senior co-Editors-in-Chief,
all renowned experts on health care transformation: Arnold Milstein, Professor
of Medicine at Stanford and Medical Director of the Pacific Business Group on
Health; Richard Shannon, the Frank Wister Professor of Medicine and Chair of
the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; and Ashish Jha,
C. Boden Gray Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard School of Public
Health.

"This is a critical time for the U.S. health care system," said Dr. Jha. "The
need for thoughtful, high-quality empirical work to guide us has never been
greater. Health Care will combine data-driven evaluations of current efforts
with insightful commentary from the most innovative thinkers in the U.S. We
aim to make it an important force for fresh ideas on how to improve the
healthcare delivery system."

Founders of the journal and co-Editors-in-Chief are Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, a
physician at the Brigham and Women's Hospital who holds appointments at
Harvard Medical School and The Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania, and Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA, a physician at the Boston Veteran's
Administration Medical Center, Lecturer in Health Care Policy at Harvard
Medical School, and Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer at Merck.

Christine Cassel, the President of the American Board of Internal Medicine and
a member of the journal's editorial board, stated, "Health care delivery
systems are advancing at an incredible pace.Physicians and other members of
the health care team need help in translating these changes in health care
delivery into broader practice. This new launch will provide the community
with a high-quality journal in which to publish these advances and drive
change."

"Elsevier is pleased to work with the distinguished leadership of this journal
to publish scholarly communication at the nexus of healthcare and technology,"
said Ann Gabriel, Publishing Director at Elsevier. "The launch of this journal
is very timely given the rapidly evolving landscape of health care delivery in
the U.S."

For more information or to submit an article, go to Health Care: The Journal
of Delivery Science and Innovation  http://www.elsevier.com/locate/healthcare

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services. The company works in partnership with the
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals,
including The Lancet and Cell , and close to 20,000 book titles, including
major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions
include ScienceDirect , Scopus , Reaxys , MD Consult and Mosby's Nursing Suite
, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the
SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review , which help research and health care
institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC , a world-leading
publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier
PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL
(London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange)

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