GIDEON & EBSCO Publishing Partner to Offer Wider Access to the Global Infectious Disease & Epidemiology Network Decision Support System

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EBSCO Publishing, a worldwide leader in online research database, will offer subscription access to GIDEON, an easy-to-use point-of-care clinical decision support system for the diagnosis of all infectious diseases in all countries.

Through a partnership with GIDEON Informatics, EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is pleased to offer subscription access to the Global Infectious Disease & Epidemiology Network (GIDEON). GIDEON is a point-of-care clinical decision support system for the diagnosis of all infectious diseases in all countries. At a time of increased awareness regarding vulnerability to infectious diseases, including outbreaks of Avian Flu, West Nile virus and bioterrorism concerns, the availability of this additional resource is very timely. This database further expands the breadth of resources in EBSCO’s suite of medical products enabling the company to offer core medical resources as well as a myriad of niche collections.

GIDEON is an easy-to-use interactive web-based application used for diagnosis, reference and treatment in the fields of tropical and infectious diseases, epidemiology and microbiology. Through GIDEON, medical professionals are able to diagnose and obtain treatment information for diseases as well as obtain up-to-date global information about the diseases and relevant outbreaks.

GIDEON is made up of four modules: Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Therapy and Microbiology. It includes information regarding 342 diseases, 228 countries, 1,297 microbial taxa, and 333 antibacterial agents & vaccines. More than 14,000 notes outline the status of specific infections within each country. Also featured are over 45,000 images, graphs, interactive maps and references. This resource is updated on a continual basis using all relevant citations appearing in quarterly MEDLINE searches, periodic publications of the World Health Organization, abstracts of major international meetings, user feedback and other relevant sources. GIDEON data sources adhere to the standards of Evidence-Based Medicine.

GIDEON is used by emergency room physicians, infectious disease specialists, hospitals, medical schools, public health departments and the military. The database helps clinicians overcome information overload and save time by providing quick diagnosis and access to a vast source of quality medical research information. This resource is an ideal teaching tool for health care students, residents and fellows.

“EBSCO Publishing is a leader in medical information for clinicians and we are happy to partner with this major player in the marketplace and enhance their product line”, said Uri Blackman, CEO of GIDEON Informatics.

About GIDEON Informatics

GIDEON Informatics (http://www.gideononline.com) develops and markets point-of-care medical decision support applications. GIDEON, the flagship product, helps diagnose and treat infectious diseases, and identify micro-organisms, including bioterrorism agents. GIDEON Informatics is a privately held corporation headquartered in Los Angeles.

About EBSCO Publishing

EBSCO Publishing is part of the EBSCO Information Services group. EBSCO Information Services provides libraries and research centers with online and print journal subscription services, e-resource access and management services, full-text and secondary database development and access, an OpenURL-compliant link resolver, online book purchasing and related information services. EBSCO maintains a title database of more than 300,000 title listings and upholds relationships with more than 78,000 publishers around the world. EBSCO’s 32 Regional Offices worldwide are staffed with personnel who speak the local language and understand the particular challenges faced by librarians in their areas, offering a uniquely personal level of service. Specialized divisions serve academic, biomedical, government, public, school and special libraries as well as corporations. For more information, visit http://www.ebsco.com.

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