New York and Charlottesville, VA, April 12, 2005 — McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global provider of medical reference information, today announced the launch of Harrison’s Manual of Medicine, 16th edition for personal digital assistants (PDAs), the Web and wireless devices through a licensing agreement with Unbound Medicine, a leader in knowledge management solutions for healthcare.
With a single product purchase, clinicians and students can now access Harrison’s Manual of Medicine anytime, anywhere. Whether on the ward, in the clinic, at the library, or at home, clinicians and students will have authoritative and accurate answers to clinical questions at their fingertips.
The 16th edition of Harrison’s Manual of Medicine, published by McGraw-Hill, is derived from the world’s most authoritative internal medicine reference, Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. The Manual is designed to provide on-the-spot answers to daily patient management questions. The new edition adds coverage of admitting orders, essential medical procedures, critical care medicine and bioterrorism. Over 300 tables and 100 figures augment the text, and more than 13,000 index terms aid information retrieval.
“Harrison’s has been the 쎦go-to’ reference for generations of trainees and practitioners,” said Michael Hays, vice president of McGraw-Hill Digital, a unit of McGraw-Hill Professional. “We are delighted to facilitate delivery of information from this trusted resource at the point of care.”“Today’s mobile clinicians need quick access to reliable information—any time, anywhere,” said William Detmer, MD, president and CEO of Unbound Medicine. “Unbound’s advanced technology platform gives users maximum flexibility by rolling PDA, Web, and wireless delivery into one product.”
The PDA component of Unbound’s offering is compatible with any Palm OS or Windows Mobile for Pocket PC device. Wireless access is available for web-enabled smartphones and handheld devices based on Palm OS, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile operating systems. For additional product information, individual purchase or group discounts, please visit harrisons.unboundmedicine.com.
About McGraw-Hill Professional
McGraw-Hill Professional is a leading global provider of general interest, business, multimedia and computer titles, and reference works that include materials for the scientific, technical and medical communities. It is a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, a global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor’s and Business Week. Founded in 1888, the Corporation has more than 280 offices in 37 countries. Sales in 2004 were $5.3 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com.
About Unbound Medicine, Inc
Unbound Medicine, Inc. develops next-generation knowledge management systems for healthcare. The company’s handheld, wireless and Web-based technology platform and information architecture services help partners provide healthcare professionals with advanced systems for acquiring, managing, and sharing knowledge. Additional information is available at: http://www.unboundmedicine.com.