(Chicago, Illinois - January 2004)– PEPID, LLC, the leader in portable healthcare expertise, announces its latest installment to the PEPID “family” of products with the introduction of PRIMARY CARE PLUS: Ambulatory and Hospital Care. PEPID, the current market leader in integrated medical databases for the PDA, provides specific medical software suites for most healthcare practitioners.

PRIMARY CARE PLUS is a collaborative effort of PEPID and FPIN (Family Physicians’ Inquiries Network) under the direction of Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Bernard Ewigman, department chair at the University of Chicago. PEPID partnered with FPIN to review and contribute to the Primary Care Plus content, which provides customers with evidence-based clinical information. Primary Care Plus incorporates the acclaimed PEPID MD and MD/FP, in addition to new ambulatory and hospital care topics into one application that accommodates all practicing physicians.

“Every monograph is reviewed and updated,” explains Dr. Mark Rosenbloom, Founder and CEO of PEPID, LLC. “In an ongoing process, the top 100 diagnoses is the subject of intense, systematic evidence-based evaluation and is now certainly the new "gold-standards" in clinical patient care.”

PRIMARY CARE PLUS provides instant access to detailed monographs on virtually every disease and condition in all specialties and for all ages. PEPID PRIMARY CARE PLUS offers access to authoritative clinical and drug references, all intuitively linked to an array of medical calculators with the ability to cross-reference up to 40 drugs, herbals, and OTC medications.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to partner with FPIN,” says John Wagner, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing. “We are always taking steps to bring our product to the next level and really improve point-of-care treatment. With evidence-based information and a robust database that can be useful to all medical doctors from family practice to pediatrics, Primary Care Plus is a prime example of our dedication for medical advancement.”

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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