News from PEPID
CME to the Point-of-Care for Improved Patient Care
Bedside learning for physicians becomes a reality at healthcare information technology conference in Baltimore
Evanston, Illinois – April 12, 2007 –
PEPID, a leading developer of mobile medical information resources, has
announced that Vice President Dennis Carson will make a presentation at
the MedBiquitous Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, April 17th.
The presentation, Point of Care CME on Handheld Devices, is part of the
conference’s Innovation Demonstrations program.
New Continuing Medical Education Guidelines now permit obtaining CME credit for using point-of-care references including PEPID Primary Care Plus during the course of daily practice. Primary Care Plus is a proprietary medical reference tool for physicians in primary, ambulatory, and hospital based care. Primary Care Plus is available on handheld platforms including Palm OS, Pocket PC, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, or online for individuals and institutions.
Mr. Carson’s presentation shows how a clinical question, taken from the hundreds of evidence based topics contained in the PEPID Primary Care Plus Knowledge Base, is used for bedside learning. In the Abstract for the presentation, Mr. Carson states that “Point of Care CME takes continuing medical education beyond a time based activity to one that helps improve patient care.”
Founded by Johns Hopkins Medicine and leading professional medical societies, MedBiquitous is a non-profit, international group of professional medical and healthcare associations, universities, commercial, and governmental organizations dedicated to advancing healthcare education through technology standards that promote professional competence, collaboration, and better patient care. MedBiquitous is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop information technology standards for healthcare education and competence assessment.
About PEPID LLC
PEPID Medical Information Resources have been proven under fire in combat zones, natural disasters, clinics, hospitals, universities and schools around the world. By using PEPID products, healthcare professionals find answers to tough diagnostic and therapeutic questions, resulting in better patient satisfaction and outcomes. Schools use PEPID for better learning in classrooms and clinical settings. For institutions, PEPID means easy implementation, higher productivity, fewer errors, and greater staff and patient satisfaction. Patients benefit from better service, education, and care.
PEPID partners with The American Academy of Emergency Medicine, The National Association of Emergency Medical Services Educators, the Family Physicians Inquiries Network, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Oncology Nursing Society, and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists to ensure that PEPID always provides the highest quality content. Visit www.pepid.com for more information.
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