Charlottesville, VA, March 22 , 200 5 — Unbound Medicine, a leader in knowledge management solutions for healthcare, today introduced a wireless medical resource for physicians and other healthcare professionals. In partnership with Merck & Co., Inc., Unbound Medicine now gives clinicians 24-hour access to select medical information from the MerckMedicus internet site using their wireless Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), Blackberry, or smartphone.
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with Merck to deliver trusted medical information to the point of need,” said William Detmer, MD, president and CEO of Unbound Medicine. “As physicians are constantly on the go during the average day, the new wireless MerckMedicus will help them find answers when questions arise and stay abreast of the latest advances in medicine.”
Using Unbound Medicine’s powerful mobile platform, current medical resources can be accessed using a wireless internet connection to www.merckmedicus.com, including: The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, MEDLINE Journal abstracts, Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, and Reuters Medical News. The Personal Search Assistant allows clinicians to query more than 11 million medical articles in the MEDLINE database from their handheld or wireless device in real-time without access fees or advertising content.
The wireless option is compatible with cellular phones with web-browsing capabilities, smartphones, and other wireless devices that use Pocket PC, Blackberry, or Palm OS operating systems. It follows the launch of Mobile MerckMedicus, which was designed for non-wireless PDAs and introduced by Unbound Medicine and Merck in 2004. For more information on wireless MerckMedicus, or to register, visit www.merckmedicus.com.
MerckMedicus is a no-cost, comprehensive online medical information portal specifically designed for physicians and other healthcare providers. It provides unbiased, credible resources that offer a wide variety of scientific learning resources and cutting-edge diagnostic tools, including textbooks, journal abstracts and clinical tools such as DXplain® and TheraDoc™.
MerckMedicus was recently awarded “Best Overall” and “Outstanding Content” for Healthcare Professionals Portals by Medicine on the Net in the 2005 annual Medicine on the Net Web Excellence Awards.
Merck & Co., Inc., is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first. Established in 1891, Merck discovers, develops, manufactures and markets vaccines and medicines in over 20 therapeutic categories. The company also devotes extensive efforts to increase access to medicines through far-reaching programs that not only donate Merck medicines but help deliver them to the people who need them. Merck also publishes unbiased health information as a not-for-profit service. For more information, visit www.merck.com.
About Unbound Medicine
Unbound Medicine, Inc. develops next-generation knowledge management systems for healthcare. The company’s handheld, wireless and Web-based technology platform and its information architecture services help partners provide healthcare professionals with advanced systems for acquiring, managing and sharing knowledge. Additional information is available at www.unboundmedicine.com.