Epocrates Expands Mobile Resource Center Offerings

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Noted authorities from renowned medical schools and hospitals provide commentary on news, research and conferences

In my practice, epilepsy is one of those diseases I see just often enough to want to stay sharp but not so often that I can afford to spend the time to keep up on the latest research. By drawing on the Epilepsy Center from Epocrates, I can keep abreast of the most recent developments and provide first-rate care for my patients

Epocrates, Inc., a leading developer of mobile clinical decision support software, today announced the expansion of its Mobile Resource Centers, a one-stop disease-specific information resource for today's busy clinicians. Physicians and researchers from nationally recognized institutions serve as contributing editors and share their expertise in a convenient, mobile format.

The Mobile Resource Centers help clinicians stay current on the latest diagnoses and treatments for their patients suffering from highly prevalent conditions, including atrial fibrillation, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, epilepsy, infection management, pain management and venous thromboembolism. The commentaries in the Centers are authored and updated by respected authorities in their field of medicine and include clinical opinions, research findings and conference highlights.

As a mobile application, the Centers are quickly and conveniently updated with breaking news on priority health topics. For instance, when the 2009 H1N1 flu first emerged as a global health crisis, the Infection Management Mobile Resource Center was able to provide diagnostic tips, Centers for Disease Control alerts and expert analysis of the information practicing clinicians needed most.

"With all of the recent news about the 2009 H1N1 swine flu, it is difficult to keep up with the constant, ever-changing information," said John G. Bartlett, M.D., professor of medicine and former chief of infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University. "The infectious disease field moves with great speed, as illustrated by MRSA and the flu. The advantage of the Epocrates Mobile Resource Centers is that they serve busy physicians' greatest need - succinct statements on timely topics - freeing them to spend more time with patients and less time searching through research."

"In my practice, epilepsy is one of those diseases I see just often enough to want to stay sharp but not so often that I can afford to spend the time to keep up on the latest research. By drawing on the Epilepsy Center from Epocrates, I can keep abreast of the most recent developments and provide first-rate care for my patients," said Dr. Jim Ausfahl, medical director of Proctor First Care.

Epocrates Mobile Resource Centers are available as free downloads to Palm® and Windows Mobile® devices and now iPhone® and iPod® touch devices. The company continues to work with industry supporters to add other specialized medical fields and conditions to the Center offerings.

ABOUT EPOCRATES, INC.
Epocrates is a leading provider of clinical information and decision support tools to healthcare professionals. Epocrates currently has more than 900,000 healthcare professionals, including one in three U.S. physicians and 40 percent of medical students, in its active network. The company's subscription-based services enable healthcare professionals to make more informed medical decisions, reduce medical errors and practice more efficiently. For more information about Epocrates, please visit http://www.epocrates.com/company .

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