Elsevier Appoints New Managing Director for Clinical Decision Support Group

    Elsevier, has appointed Jay Katzen as Managing Director of its  Clinical Decision Support (CDS) group within Elsevier Health Sciences. Katzen will be responsible for all CDS operations and strategy, including product development, marketing, M&A and sales.

    Jay brings more than 23 years of experience in delivering information and workflow solutions to researchers, clinicians, and executives to improve institutional outcomes. Most recently, he was the Managing Director of the Academic and Government Markets unit at Elsevier’s Science & Technology division. In that role, Jay was responsible for product, marketing, strategy, M&A, and project and portfolio management. He led two acquisitions and delivered the   SciVerse platform for scientific search and discovery, which includes SciVerse Hub and Application Marketplace and integrates ScienceDirect, Scopus, and ScirusIn addition, Jay led the strategy to define the new  SciVal suite of solutions and services, enabling Elsevier to enter a new market for performance and planning at universities and government agencies.

    Prior to joining Elsevier in 2007, he was the Senior Vice President of Marketing, Business Development and Knowledge Management at Micromedex, the Clinical Decision Support unit of Thomson Reuters. Prior to Thomson Reuters, he held the roles of Vice President of Marketing and Business Development with Unbound Medicine and Lexi-Comp, Inc.

    “At the Academic & Government Markets unit, Jay drove innovation and integrated assets to accelerate discovery and extend value to researchers and research executives,” said Michael Hansen, CEO, Elsevier Health Sciences. “I’m looking forward to having Jay bring that experience to create new solutions that allow healthcare professionals to provide better, safer and faster care and we are pleased to have Jay lead our efforts.”

    Elsevier’s Clinical Decision Support solutions offer insight into the business of providing care, in areas from resource and performance management to drug information and clinical data analytics, as well as the tools healthcare organizations need to make better, more informed decisions around care delivery. These solutions enhance workflow and lead to better predictability and better outcomes via evidence-based medicine.

    “I’m looking forward to leading the CDS business as we continue to build tools that allow healthcare professionals to evaluate, understand and implement strategies that improve outcomes and care quality,” Katzen said. “We will focus on ensuring that Elsevier continues to deliver the highest quality solutions to the market.”

    Jay is based in Philadelphia and holds a B.A. in computer engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an M.B.A. from Cleveland State University.