Charlottesville, VA, April 16, 2003 — Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), a leading provider of electronic and print materials for medical professionals, and Unbound Medicine, a leader in medical knowledge management, today announced that they would bring LWW content to Unbound Medicine’s CogniQ™ platform.
Unbound Medicine will distribute select LWW titles as new channels on the CogniQ platform for both Palm OS and Pocket PC devices. Via Unbound Medicine’s integrated handheld-Web platform users will not only be able to view and navigate LWW content on the handheld but also to request more detailed information on any topic. These requests are routed to the user’s Web Library on synchronization and generate links to more in-depth information in MEDLINE and other data sources.
"We are delighted to work with Lippincott Williams & Wilkins to deliver critical, trusted clinical knowledge where and when it is needed," said William Detmer, MD, president and CEO of Unbound Medicine. "LWW’s content is specially suited for mobile professionals and our CogniQ platform because it is authored by leading experts and provides practical advice for a wide range of clinical problems in a consistent and easy-to-navigate structure. Unbound Medicine looks forward to expanding the relationship to include more titles and distribution strategies in the coming months."
"This relationship provides LWW with additional opportunities to meet the growing demands of mobile health professionals," said James Ryan, Vice President and Publisher. "Unbound Medicine’s unique knowledge management platform is ideal for our content, and will allow us to reach new users and help them manage their professional knowledge not only on the handheld but also on the Web. This agreement shows our continuing commitment to meeting the changing information needs of the medical community."
Product rollout begins with Griffith’s: 5-Minute Clinical Consult
Product rollout began today with Griffith’s: 5-Minute Clinical Consult, the comprehensive and highly respected clinical resource edited by Mark R. Dambro, MD. This resource covers more than 1,000 medical and surgical conditions and is indexed with more than 7,500 terms and medications to help physicians, nurses, and students locate the desired information quickly.
In the coming months, the Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide will be launched. Edited by Amy M. Karch RN, MS, this best-selling resource includes more than 800 complete drug monographs, organized for easy access by practicing nurses and students. In addition to being delivered via CogniQ, this resource will be made available on Ovid@Hand -- the handheld knowledge management platform jointly developed by Ovid Technologies and Unbound Medicine.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher of professional health information for physicians, nurses, specialized clinicians and students. LWW provides essential information for healthcare professionals in print and electronic formats, including textbooks, journals, CD-ROM, and via Intranets and the Internet. LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a Wolters Kluwer company. Additional information is available at www.lww.com.
About Unbound Medicine
Unbound Medicine, Inc. 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. Additional information is available at www.unboundmedicine.com.