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PEPID Delivering Best-Evidence Electronically to Emergency Physicians
Researchers and informatics developer team to support physicians with evidence-based medicine summaries at the frontline
Evanston, Illinois and Hamilton, Ontario - December 19, 2008 - PEPID Medical Information Resources and researchers at the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) are helping emergency physicians stay current by combining leading edge best-evidence medical research with advanced information technology.
BEEM, an international emergency medicine knowledge translation project, is based at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. BEEM monitors more than 125 journals to evaluate, rank and summarize which studies are most relevant to emergency physicians. BEEM minimizes the amount of "expert opinion" by presenting an objective critical appraisal of each study using validated criteria. They then provide busy emergency physicians only what they need - the most recent, practice-relevant studies; how to appraise them; and how to apply them.
"This relationship not only allows practicing emergency physicians to get data with high-impact research summaries and provides them the opportunity to define 'best evidence' by ranking the impact of research themselves," says Dr. Christopher R. Carpenter, FAAEM, Publication Director of the BEEM Group. "We separate the wheat from the chaff, and provide emergency physicians with a feedback mechanism for their input."
BEEM summaries are integrated throughout the content of PEPID's Emergency Physician Suite (ED), the most commonly accessed decision-support application for emergency physicians.
"We deliver BEEM's cutting-edge research summaries to physicians in virtually all electronic environments including PDAs, smartphones, online devices, and integrated into existing electronic medical records systems," says John Wagner, PEPID president. "As a result, emergency physicians always have convenient access to the latest in evidence-based medicine relevant to their practice, which helps them provide better-informed care."
BEEM content is also available in email alerts from PEPID sent directly to the inbox of subscribers to the free service. Click here for your free subscription to BEEM Alerts.
PEPID and BEEM have a mutual commitment to provide emergency physicians with current information in a highly efficient approach.