Nursing Central™ Released as First Native Application
Charlottesville, VA, January 14, 2009—Today, Unbound Medicine, a leader in knowledge management solutions for healthcare, announced that the Unbound™ Platform now supports application download to Apple® iPhone™ and iPod® touch devices. Adding delivery of iPhone applications to existing support for BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Palm OS devices strengthens Unbound Medicine’s position as a leading provider of point-of-care clinical information in the healthcare segment.
The first native iPhone application to become available on the Unbound Platform is Nursing Central™, the best-selling nursing application that provides up-to-date information on diseases, tests, drugs, and procedures. Designed to take full advantage of the iPhone’s exceptional visual and navigational support, Nursing Central also provides cross-links connecting related information and personalized bookmarking of favorite topics. Unbound’s unique interface takes full advantage of the iPhone’s outstanding internet capabilities by delivering frequent content updates, tables of contents from just-published journals, and citations and abstracts from more than 18 million medical journal articles.
“When I saw Nursing Central on my iPhone, the first thing I noticed was the elegant design of the application and how it makes the most of the capabilities of the device,” said Brent Thompson, RN, PhD, Associate Professor at West Chester University. “I was extremely comfortable navigating through the software and finding the patient care information I was looking for.”
Adding native application support for Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch was a logical step in Unbound’s continued expansion into the growing smartphone marketplace.
“Although Unbound has supported the iPhone since it was launched, we are delighted to now support native applications delivered through iTunes,” said Bill Detmer, MD, president of Unbound Medicine. “By adding the iPhone to the long list of devices supported by the Unbound Platform, we can help busy health professionals answer questions that arise during the course of patient care and also stay abreast of the latest developments in their fields.”
Nursing Central is the first of many iPhone applications arriving soon from Unbound Medicine. For a demonstration of Nursing Central on iPhone or to learn more about upcoming releases, visit unboundmedicine.com/products/iphone.
About Unbound Medicine
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.