Amirsys Imaging Reference Center Database Now Available to Medical Professionals via the OvidSP Research Platform; Amirsys eBooks Coming Soon

Newswise — New York, NY (March 18, 2013) – Wolters Kluwer Health and Amirsys, Inc., a leader in healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy, are pleased to announce a partnership to offer the Amirsys Imaging Reference Center and nearly 60 Amirsys ebooks via the OvidSP medical research platform. The Amirsys Imaging Reference Center blends thousands of high-quality, representative images and relevant diagnosis and clinical text contributed by thousands of imaging experts, enabling clinicians to quickly make well-informed image-based treatment decisions.

The Amirsys Imaging Reference Center will be available to hospitals, residency programs, medical schools, and other healthcare institutions globally as an annual subscription or as a single, one-time purchase on OvidSP.

The Amirsys Imaging Reference Center includes over 70,000 CT scans, X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, full-color illustrations, and other images. More than 4,000 common, classical diagnoses as well as clinical text supported by over 40,000 journal references provide critical clinical context to the images, helping users to order and review imaging tests and studies and diagnose patients based on radiological images. Images and topics are searchable by medical specialty and organ system, and users can print or download images and content for easy use in the office, in presentations, or in the classroom.

“This collaboration with Amirsys provides our OvidSP global user base with a unique tool to form critical clinical perspectives on diagnostic images in support of patient-centered care,” said Andrew Richardson, Vice President Business Development Wolters Kluwer Health, Medical Research. “The addition of Amirsys on Ovid reinforces our aggregation strategy to provide researchers, practitioners and students with complementary, premier medical, clinical resources easily accessible in one solution.”

In addition to the Amirsys Imaging Reference Center, fifty-nine ebooks from Amirsys will be coming to the OvidSP platform. These include the award-winning Osborn’s Brain: Imaging, Pathology, and Anatomy, the successor to one of the bestselling neuroradiology books which covers the fundamentals, techniques, and modalities of brain imaging and includes over 2,000 annotated images. Three cost-effective book collections will also be available: the Amirsys Diagnostic Radiology Book Collection, Amirsys Diagnostic Pathology Book Collection and Amirsys Diagnostic Reference Collection.

“We were impressed with the global penetration and quality of aggregated content on the Ovid platform so it made for a perfect distribution channel to broaden the reach of our Imaging Reference Center resources targeting practitioners, instructors, educators, and students in any medical field at any stage in their training,” said Dr. Ric Harnsberger MD, Professor of Radiology at University of Utah, and Amirsys Co-CEO.


About Amirsys, Inc.Amirsys, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy. Our unique combination of proprietary technology and image-intensive, evidence-based content provide online problem-solving solutions and reference books to thousands of physicians and health professionals worldwide.

Amirsys delivers medical expertise with powerful technology to provide life-saving, vital information to health care professionals. Amirsys content is authored by a team of over 300 leading radiologists, pathologists and anatomists. Our intelligent technology transforms this content to deliver powerful medical information products, ranging from clinical diagnostic support to educational products.

About Wolters Kluwer HealthWolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health’s customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ovid®, Medknow, UpToDate®, Medi-Span®, Facts & Comparisons®, Pharmacy OneSource®, Lexicomp® and ProVation® Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer has 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.