Pediatrics Central Joins List of PDA, Web, and Wireless Resources
Charlottesville, VA, September 13, 2007—Today, Unbound Medicine, a leader in knowledge management solutions and mobile information resources for healthcare released the new Pediatrics Central™ bundle on the Unbound™ Platform for web, wireless, and PDA access. Now, healthcare providers can access fully integrated pediatric disease and treatment information backed by the latest evidence in medicine. Pediatrics Central is the fifth in the company’s “Central” series that bundles disease, test, and treatment references with tools to search and manage the medical literature.
Combining two popular references in the field of pediatrics—The Red Book® and 5-Minute Pediatric Consult—Pediatrics Central helps clinicians answer questions that arise in the identification and diagnosis of childhood diseases. The Red Book: 2006 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), presents the most reliable and clinically useful information on more than 200 childhood infectious diseases. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins’ 5-Minute Pediatric Consult provides immediate, practical advice on problems seen in infants, children, and adolescents. With a single click, users can seamlessly link from information in these resources to treatment information in Pediatrics Central’s drug reference, a comprehensive database of 4,600 drugs with pediatric dosing considerations.
To support this information with the best available evidence, Unbound MEDLINE is included in the bundle. Derived from the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed database, Unbound MEDLINE allows users to track leading journals and search the latest medical literature. The unique MEDLINE Clinical search filter instantly defines search parameters to retrieve best evidence in areas of relevance to practice. Unbound’s Journal Browser automatically delivers a customized selection of tables of contents and abstracts from the latest journals directly to a user’s handheld upon synchronization.
“For the first time, integrated pediatric resources are connected with evidence-based searching in MEDLINE,” said David Stockwell, MD, FAAP, from Children’s National Medical Center and PediatricsonHand.com. “Anyone who treats children can rely on Pediatrics Central to help diagnose and treat pediatric conditions and stay up to date with the latest evidence.”
Unbound’s unique PDA, Web and wireless technology gives pediatricians and other healthcare professionals the flexibility to use any popular PDA or wireless device, such as smartphone, BlackBerry, and iPhone to consult Pediatrics Central. “Busy clinicians need to have accurate disease and drug information from a variety of locations,” added Bill Detmer, MD, President and CEO of Unbound Medicine. “Pediatrics Central gives mobility to titles that caregivers have learned to rely on.” For more information visit Unbound Medicine’s Online Catalog.
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Unbound Medicine, Inc. (www.unboundmedicine.com) develops next-generation knowledge management systems for healthcare. The company’s handheld, wireless and Web-based technology platform and its information architecture services provide healthcare professionals with advanced systems for acquiring, managing and sharing knowledge.