and Matthews Book Company Partner to Provide SmartDraw Healthcare Solution to Academic Bookstores and Medical Libraries

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SmartDraw Healthcare Solution to be distributed to bookstores, health science libraries and hospitals by Matthews Book Company., the world’s leading publisher of medical graphics software, has appointed Matthews Book Company, a leading distributor of health science information to bookstores and libraries nationwide, as a reseller of the SmartDraw Healthcare Solution, a graphics program designed for healthcare professionals, medical and nursing students. Matthews will distribute SmartDraw's software to bookstores, health science libraries and hospitals. The software product will be shrink-wrapped for bookstores, and site-licenses will be offered to libraries and hospitals.

"We are excited to make our healthcare graphics available to the nation's medical students, nursing students and instructors through Matthews," said Todd Savitt. Vice President, Business Development at “Our partnership with SmartDraw will allow us to satisfy the demand for medical illustrations and graphics to our customer base,” said Linda Nash, CEO of Matthews Book Company.

Featuring more than 50,000 symbols with templates specialized for the healthcare community; the SmartDraw Healthcare Solution ( allows healthcare practitioners and students to make effective diagrams for patient and staff education, case management, presentations, and more.

With the SmartDraw Healthcare Solution, drawing is easy. Users simply drag ready-made graphics from the built-in libraries and drop them onto a template. With helpful features such as automatic alignment and formatting, SmartDraw requires no artistic talent or technical expertise: even first-time users can create perfect diagrams in minutes.

The searchable templates are arranged in easy-to-find categories, and helpful Wizards walk users through common diagram tasks, each step of the way. The product includes specialized symbols recommended by healthcare practitioners and more than 3,000 textbook-quality medical images from Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and Netter Images from Elsevier.

The SmartDraw Healthcare Solution works hand-in-hand with Microsoft Office, allowing users to copy and paste directly to and from PowerPoint, Excel and Word. In addition, users can print anything from standard sizes to huge posters for presentations.

About, founded in 1994, is the premiere developer in personal productivity graphics software that makes it easy for anyone to make professional-quality graphics in minutes. SmartDraw software products are perfect for people with no graphics or design experience. The company’s award-winning products help users become more productive by making it easy to create graphics such as organizational charts, seating diagrams, timelines, floor plans, technical diagrams and more. SmartDraw’s suite of products includes solutions custom made for the legal, and healthcare professions as well as for everyday use. offers free technical support and can be found at For more information about SmartDraw or to download a free trial, visit For information about licensing or personal productivity software for general, legal, or healthcare solutions, contact at 858-225-3300.

About Matthews Book Company

Matthews Book Company is a distributor of health science books, and multimedia products. Founded in 1889, Matthews Book Company is an employee-owned company which has earned a long-standing reputation as one of the nation's leading distributors of health science books and multimedia products representing over 5,000 publishers. Matthews’ headquarters is based out of a centrally located 80,000-square-foot facility in St. Louis, Missouri. A second distribution center located in Pine Brook, New Jersey, serves the northeast. As an organization, Matthews' mission is to support the advancement of the health sciences by being the premier source for the latest in health science information products and by delivering exemplary service to the institutions that bring this information to the health science community. For more information, please visit

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