Charlottesville, VA, January 24, 2002 - Unbound Medicine and McGraw-Hill Professional, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, are partnering to create Harrison’sOnHand (HOH), the mobile extension to Harrison’s Online. Using Unbound Medicine’s mobile knowledge management platform, CogniQ™, HOH will provide clinicians with access to Harrison’s Manual of Medicine, Harrison’s Online Updates, and Lexi-Comp’s Drug Information on their handheld devices.
With HOH, leading medical information will be delivered to the point of need, enabling healthcare professionals to keep abreast of the latest diagnostic, scientific and therapeutic data on the go. HOH will deliver to the handheld (1) quick-reference portions of Harrison’s Manual of Medicine, a leading medical reference text, (2) daily updates from Harrison’s Online, and (3) Lexi-Comp’s Drug Information. In addition to viewing these resources on the handheld, users can request full text for content of interest and capture questions at the point of care. On synchronization of the handheld with the Web, these requests are sent to each user’s personal library on the Web, where the user can link to more in-depth information on Harrison’s Online.
"McGraw-Hill Education is committed to providing medical information where and when users need it, and the integration of HOH with Harrison’s Online will enable us to better meet the needs of medical professionals and students in the 21st century," said Robert Evanson, President of McGraw-Hill Education. "Handheld devices are becoming more and more a part of the daily practice of medicine, and thus providing access to the world’s most prestigious medical reference book, and other clinical resources is the ideal extension for McGraw-Hill," said Michael Hays, Vice President and Group Publisher of McGraw-Hill’s Scientific, Technical, and Medical Division, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education’s McGraw-Hill Professional.
"We are delighted to provide McGraw-Hill Professional with a customized mobile solution for the company’s leading medical resources," said William Detmer, MD, President and CEO of Unbound Medicine. "Leveraging Harrison’s Online’s pre-eminent collection of medical and scientific resources, HOH will make it easier than ever for users to stay abreast of the latest medical information, and help answer questions when and where they arise."
"CogniQ provides an effective platform that allows McGraw-Hill Professional to leverage the investment in Harrison’s Online and extend our offerings to mobile devices," said Robert Bolick, Vice President & Director of New Business Development for McGraw-Hill Professional. "CogniQ not only provides the platform to deliver Harrison’s Online content to handheld, but also links users back to HOL for more in-depth content. This is the only product that truly integrates handhelds and the Web to deliver a complete solution to clinician’s information needs."
About McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), 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 300 offices in 33 countries. Sales in 2000 were $4.3 billion. Additional information is available at www.mcgraw-hill.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.