MedExcel’s IT Committee has researched available medical information software programs and found PEPID to be the best in meeting the needs of ED physicians. Excerpts from the article:

"A recent survey by Forrester Research found over 50% of all practicing physicians using PDAs."

"In an effort to promote continued best practice standards within the emergency department, MedExcel USA is providing to its affiliated companies, state-of-the-art medical information software to new emergency medicine physicians."

"After researching the available medical information software programs, MedExcel’s IT Committee found PEPID to best meet the needs of ED physicians."

"PEPID is the nation’s leading producer of fully-integrated medical reference software delivered to point-of-care on handheld devices and online. PEPID’s medical information software is designed to provide all medical professionals with instant bedside access to complete reference and decision-support tools."

"PEPID delivers medical expertise to subscribers on wired, wireless and handheld devices worldwide. PEPID has specialty-focused software products for emergency and primary care physicians, nurses, students, paramedics and pharmacists. System enhancements and content updates are released periodically without additional cost to current subscribers."

"In addition to the many clinical benefits it offers, providing PEPID software has also proven to be a great physician recruitment incentive for the "Generation X" physicians, who have just completed their emergency medicine residency training," commented Dr. Anthony Ruvo, President of MedExcel."

The MedExcel article on PEPID can be accessed at


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.