PEPID

(Chicago, Illinois - April 2004) – PEPID LLC, the leader in portable point-of-care healthcare information, turns a tap into a click with the release of PEPID Online. PEPID, the current market leader in integrated medical databases for the PDA (and now the Internet), provides specific medical software suites for most healthcare practitioners.

Since its inception in 1994 by Dr. Mark Rosenbloom, PEPID’s goal has been to provide a medical reference database that can be used at the point-of-care to reduce the possibility of medical errors and improve patient outcomes. It has succeeded in doing so with a number of “all-in-one” reference software suites designed specifically for use on a PDA. PEPID has now extended this philosophy by bringing the content available on the PDA to the Internet.

“Now hospitals, teaching institutions, medical libraries, and professionals without PDAs can take advantage of our product,” says John Wagner, Executive Vice President. “It extends PEPID’s reach to different people and places that really need to have PEPID, but may not have the opportunity to utilize it.”

With PEPID Online, entire medical teaching institutions and medical libraries can now have access to PEPID on a large scale without students or patrons incurring cost. It contributes to the advancement of medical education and provides an extra resource as a teaching tool. PEPID Online is also a valuable tool in hospitals, family practice offices, and other patient treatment facilities. Medical professionals can input hospital protocols and procedures with optional institutional notes, which can greatly reduce the possibility of medical misunderstandings.

PEPID Online offers the same content available as the PDA version, such as 1,800 medical topics, 5,000 drugs including herbals & OTCs, 250 medical calculators, and a drug interactions generator—all available now on the Internet. Some advantages of PEPID Online versus the PDA version are: a larger viewable area, print screen options, and optional institutional and personal notes input capabilities. PEPID Online coupled with its parent product, PEPID for the PDA, make a useful combination of portability, reliability, and productivity. Thus, continuing the goal of PEPID to provide a useful point-of-care medical reference tool specifically designed to improve healthcare treatment.

About PEPID
PEPID, a portable medical information database is designed to assist in the reduction of medical errors and improve patient outcomes. It provides healthcare professionals access to 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 as well as drug topics typically encountered in emergency and primary care settings.

For more information about PEPID products, visit www.pepid.com or call 888.321.7828.