Charlottesville, VA, May 13 , 200 5 -- Unbound Medicine, a leading provider of information resources for healthcare providers, announced today that its gateway product, Unbound Central, has been adopted by five leading medical institutions. Through Unbound Central the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, MedStar Health, University of Muenster, and University of Washington will connect directly to their users’ Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), wireless devices, and the Web.
Working with Unbound Medicine, the five libraries have developed institutionally branded gateways to deliver local news, journal alerts, and MEDLINE literature searching to patrons’ handheld or wireless devices. The libraries are meeting patron content needs by selecting from Unbound Central’s leading disease, drug, test, and procedure titles from publishing partners such as McGraw-Hill, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, F.A. Davis, and the BMJ Publishing Group.
“Our students and clinicians have been asking us what resources are available for their PDAs and for wireless devices such as Treo, Smartphone, or Blackberry,” said Valerie Peña, Director of the Health Science Libraries at the University of Pennsylvania. “With Unbound Central we can extend the library’s reach and provide an integrated mobile information solution to our patrons.”
“The ability to open new communication channels and provide practical, clinical resources to our mobile users was the major reason for choosing Unbound Central,” said Karen Brewer, Library Director of the Ehrman Medical Library at New York University. “We like the fact that clinicians and students, who daily move among three hospitals, benefit by being able to access and manage knowledge on the device of their choice from virtually any location.”
“Unbound Medicine’s goal is to facilitate the delivery of high quality content in medicine, nursing, and the health professions,” said William Detmer, MD, president and CEO of Unbound Medicine. “Medical librarians understand the evolving needs of this group and we are happy to partner with them to build flexible and innovative ways to serve healthcare students and professionals.”
For more information see Unbound Central at the 2005 Medical Library Association meeting in San Antonio, May 15-18 or on the Web at: http://www.unboundmedicine.com/unboundcentral.htm.About Unbound Medicine