(Evanston, Illinois — June 13, 2002) — PEPID LLC, the premier developer of handheld decision-support tools for the medical community, today announced that its proprietary product, PEPID EMS, was named one of the 21 'Hot Products 2002' by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS)—the only software product on the list developed for all PDAs.

Each year, JEMS showcases innovative products used by professionals in the EMS industry that have been released in the past six months. In the June issue of JEMS, the 21 'Hot Products 2002,' which were selected at the 20th Annual EMS Today conference, were chosen for their value to EMS professionals in helping them do their work in a safe, expeditious, and clinically sound manner.

PEPID EMS is a comprehensive software program which provides instant access to critical information before, during, and after an emergency call. This database is downloadable onto all PDAs and PCs, making critical information available at the fingertips of medical personnel—where and when they need it. It is the ultimate portable medical and drug reference tool that addresses all unique issues emergency personnel face in everyday practice. PEPID EMS is compatible with all handheld computer platforms and has the power to improve point-of-care decisions and reduce medical errors in the field.

The program was developed by an editorial advisory board comprising EMS physicians and nurses, emergency service administrators, EMS educators, EMTs, and paramedics. Its database includes more than 1500 medical topics and more than 1400 drugs. Each trauma and medical category includes assessment tips, key points to remember, interventions/treatments, and transport considerations.

"As an emergency physician, I work with EMS personnel every day. They do excellent work under sometimes the most difficult of circumstances. I am delighted that they think so much of PEPID EMS that they have given us this award," said Dr. Mark Rosenbloom, Founder and Chairman of PEPID.

Rosenbloom adds, "We are very excited about this award and believe that this is the best reference tool on the market for paramedics and EMTs—bar none. PEPID distilled a massive amount of information into what EMS practitioners need, anticipated their thought processes for patient care, and then put this into a PDA which allows them to take it anywhere. It is point-of-care power in the palm of your hand."

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.

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