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New PEPID PDA Module Allows Health Professionals to Easily Navigate Lab Tests

Skokie, IL – January 15, 2005 -- “Give me a Chem-7, CBC…” – a phrase we’ve heard not just on E.R. and other doctor TV shows, but also in real hospital and other health settings. But can we expect our doctors to be expert lab clinicians, too?

With the increasing wealth of tests and their interpretations necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of disease, physicians are confronted with a wall of information – one that is made clear for them by PEPID, the leading provider of point-of-care medical data for Palm and Windows CE handhelds and desktop computers.

That “high dose of tech” will soon be served by the new software suite, PEPID Lab Interpretation Manual (PEPID: LM), which will have several hundred of the most common lab tests -- what they are, and how physicians should interpret them.

With PEPID: LM, there will be both error reduction and time saved for physicians who have to have this knowledge at the point of care, and will have it at the tips of their fingers. Doctors do not always remember which tests to order -- PEPID will assist in that. And after they order up the tests -- they will often need help in interpreting the numbers -- what is high, low, and normal -- given a particular range in a result, what the next step would be.

PEPID takes care of all the variables: “This reference tool will not only present the highs, lows, and normals of each test, but also show the doctor how accurate the test really is and what follow-up tests are needed. Then it will help practitioners interpret each test individually AND combined. I am not aware of any resource currently available that provides this important information to a doctor at the point-of-care, where and when the decisions are truly being made,” notes Mark Rosenbloom, MD, FACEP, and developer of PEPID.

PEPID: LM is targeted not toward the lab manager, but towards doctors, nurses and students -- everything they need to know about the tests they keep ordering but don not fully understand or cannot juggle in their heads, and all the interpretations they’ll need to perform.

Written and updated by leaders in the field, the PEPID Lab Interpretation Manual will be offered as an add-on to the current PEPID all-in-one suites for all medical professionals.

About PEPID

PEPID, the Portable Emergency and Primary Care Information Database, is designed to assist in the reduction of medical errors and improve patient outcomes. It provides healthcare professionals access to the most comprehensive, accurate, and current pharmacological and clinical information at the point of care via personal data assistants (PDAs). PEPID was founded in 1994 by Dr. Mark Rosenbloom, a board-certified emergency physician at Northwestern University School of Medicine. PEPID covers medical and trauma topics typically encountered in emergency and primary care settings.

For more information on PEPID, please visit www.pepid.com or call 888-321-7828.