New PEPID™ Medical Dictionary brings The Best Words in Medicine™ to the point-of-care

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New PEPID™ Medical Dictionary brings The Best Words in Medicine™ to the point-of-care

Evanston, Illinois – September 20, 2007 – PEPID, a leading developer of mobile medical information resources for healthcare, today announced the launch of the PEPID™ Medical Dictionary which integrates over 3,500 clinically significant terms from Stedman’s Medical Dictionary (28th Edition). The inclusion of this new resource in PEPID decision-support products substantially increases their utility for clinicians working at the point-of-care. By integrating authoritative medical terminology into its extensive clinical content and tools, PEPID will help doctors and nurses save even more time and allow them to be more productive.

Stedman’s Dictionary has been a leading reference for healthcare personnel and students for almost one hundred years. Stedman’s provides highest quality, accurate and comprehensive medical terminology reviewed by medical consultants, as well as a team of editors. It is an invaluable tool for both students and professional healthcare providers. By integrating the new Medical Dictionary into PEPID decision support tools, doctors and nurses can now consult a single, speedy handheld or online resource for authoritative medical terms, symptoms and diagnoses information, evidence-based therapy recommendations and check drug interactions without leaving the patient’s side.

Available for caregivers using PDAs, smartphones and online devices, the new PEPID Medical Dictionary is a result of a licensing agreement with Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins of Baltimore, Maryland, publisher of Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, 28th Edition. Under the terms of the agreement, terminology from Stedman’s Medical Dictionary will continue to be used to enhance the clinical use and educational value of PEPID medical information resources for handheld and online devices. The new PEPID Medical Dictionary will be available to PEPID subscribers with the release of Version 8.2 later this month.

About Stedman’s Medical Dictionary and LWW
For nearly 100 years, the Stedmans name has represented the highest level of dedication, accuracy, and quality in medical transcription and medical terminology. Today, Stedman’s remains the preferred choice of more medical, nursing, and healthcare students and professionals. Perhaps the most well-known name in medical dictionaries, Stedman’s Medical Dictionary 28th Edition is a publication of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins ( is a leading international publisher for physicians, nurses, specialized clinicians, and students. Nearly 275 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines are published under the LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services. LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is a division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company with approximately 18,400 employees worldwide. Visit

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 Physician Inquiries Network, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Oncology Nursing Society, and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists to ensure authoritative peer review and highest quality content.

Agreements with Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, publisher of Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, 28th Edition, NANDA-I, and SNOMED International allow PEPID to further enhance the clinical and educational value of its products, ensure their interoperability on a global scale, and promote improved communications and patient safety worldwide.

Recipient of RIM’s 2007 Wireless Leadership Award for ingenuity and excellence in the application of wireless solutions, PEPID technology partners include BlackBerry, Palm, and Dell. PEPID products are available online and for handhelds running Palm, Windows, BlackBerry and Symbian operating systems.

PEPID has Regional Offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and London, England with Corporate Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, please visit

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