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Unbound Medicine and the BMJ Publishing Group collaborate to bring leading medical journals and evidence based resources to the point of need

Charlottesville, VA and London, U.K., March 2, 2004 -- The BMJ Publishing Group, a leading medical publisher, has teamed up with Unbound Medicine, a leading provider of handheld, wireless, and Web solutions for healthcare, to combine Clinical Evidence with Unbound Medicine’s award-winning CogniQ™ platform.

Clinical Evidence is an essential tool for any health professional wanting to base their clinical decisions on the best available evidence. It sums up the current state of knowledge, ignorance, and uncertainty about the prevention and treatment of hundreds of clinical conditions in a straightforward question and answer format, identifying what works and what doesn’t.

The printed edition is regularly distributed to almost one million users worldwide. With CogniQ, Clinical Evidence can now be delivered direct to the point of need, enabling physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to access evidence-based answers on the go.

“Our partnership with Unbound Medicine is another step towards meeting the needs of today’s busy health professionals and reflects our continuing commitment to improving standards of patient care,” says Fiona Godlee, Head of BMJ Knowledge.

“Unbound’s unique knowledge management platform is ideal for our content because it allows health professionals to access the latest medical information wherever they choose – on handheld devices or the Web.”

“We are delighted to collaborate with the BMJ Publishing Group to deliver the international source of best available evidence where and when it is needed,” adds William Detmer, MD, president and CEO of Unbound Medicine. “Clinical Evidence is specially suited for mobile health professionals and our CogniQ platform because it provides concise, well-structured summaries of the best available evidence on clinical interventions and is continually expanded and updated.”

Starting today, Clinical Evidence for PDA is available for trial and purchase at the Clinical Evidence website and the Unbound Medicine store. An annual subscription includes the concise version of Clinical Evidence on the handheld, monthly content updates delivered via CogniQ’s Auto-Updates feature, a personal Web Library, and access to Clinical Evidence full text and Unbound MEDLINE on the Web.

About BMJ Publishing Group
BMJ Publishing Group (www.bmjpg.com) is one of the world leaders in medical publishing. The Group publishes the BMJ, leading journals covering major medical specialties, Clinical Evidence and several other evidence-based resources. The mission of the Group is to publish intellectually sound material that will serve the needs of doctors, members, other health professionals, the scientific community, and the public.

About Unbound Medicine
Unbound Medicine, Inc. (www.unboundmedicine.com) develops next-generation knowledge management systems for healthcare. The company’s handheld and Web-based technology platform and information architecture services help partners provide healthcare professionals with advanced systems for acquiring, managing, and sharing knowledge.


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