Elsevier / Gold Standard Editor-in-Chief Elected to NCPIE Board of Directors

The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), a nonprofit coalition formed to improve the information exchange of healthcare between patients and providers, today announced the election of our Elsevier colleague, Kathy Vieson, to the organization’s Board of Directors. Vieson is the Editor-in-Chief of leading drug information provider, Elsevier / Gold Standard. Mosby’s Nursing Consult leverages Elsevier / Gold Standard’s best-in-class drug content and patient education.

With 48 percent of Americans having taken at least one prescription drug in the past month according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is imperative that citizens understand the risks along with the benefits of medication use. NCPIE makes this information readily available.

“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Vieson and Elsevier / Gold Standard to NCPIE’s Board of Directors. Our coalition is made up of a board base of unique organizations who share the same vision as we do: to stimulate and improve communication of information on the appropriate use of medicines to consumers and healthcare professionals,” says Ray Bullman, NCPIE Executive Vice President.

Based on previous participation with the organization’s efforts to develop and implement appropriate medicine usage patient education programs, Elsevier / Gold Standard Editor-in-Chief, Kathy Vieson, was selected to represent the company for the 2012 Board of Directors. As Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier / Gold Standard, Vieson leads an essential department of the company: drug information content for its drug reference and decision support solutions. Vieson is serving a three-year term on the board with NCPIE.

“Elsevier / Gold Standard is an organization made up of professionals, like Ms. Vieson, that will bring vital experience, knowledge and expertise to addressing NCPIE’s mission,” says Bullman. “Having a comprehensive understanding of the patient information available to the public is certainly an asset and benefit. Ms. Vieson has, in the past, served as a valued contributor and active participant to our program initiatives. We look forward to working with her further.”

“I am humbled to have been elected to the Board of Directors for NCPIE. As an organization, we focus on providing world class information that improves the overall quality and safety of patient care. Knowledge is power and we are enthusiastic about continuing to improve patient education with NCPIE,” said Vieson.

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