American College of Physicians Selects Skyscape to Bring Integrated PIER Reference to PDA.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
HUDSON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 20, 2004
Mobile Medical Reference Leader Top Choice For Associations
Delivering Trusted Content to Members' PDAs
Skyscape(R), Inc. (www.skyscape.com), the leading provider of enterprise-wide mobile medical and nursing solutions, today announced that the American College of Physicians The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a national organization of doctors of internal medicine (internists), physicians who specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults. (ACP (Associate Computing Professional) The award for successful completion of an examination in computers offered by the ICCP. It is geared to newcomers in the computing field. For more information, visit www.iccp.org.
ACP - Algebra of Communicating Processes ) has selected Skyscape to provide the first fully-integrated version of its Physicians' Information and Education Resource (PIER) for handheld computers. The product will be demonstrated and available for purchase at the Skyscape Booth (#1354) at ACP's Annual Session in New Orleans, April 22-24, 2004.
The American College of Physicians is the nation's largest medical specialty organization and second-largest physician group. Its membership comprises more than 115,000 internal medicine physicians, related subspecialists and medical students.
"More of our members are using PDAs as part of their daily practice, and this product will provide them with a reference that will cross-index seamlessly with their other Skyscape PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) A handheld computer for managing contacts, appointments and tasks. It typically includes a name and address database, calendar, to-do list and note taker, which are the functions in a personal information manager (see PIM). references to fully realize the usefulness of PIER's evidence-based approach," said ACP Executive Vice President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. John Tooker, MD, MBA, FACP FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
1. Fellow of the American College of Physicians
2. Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists . "Skyscape brought the technology, expertise and proven track record needed to meet our needs and the needs of our physician members. By providing immediate, cross-indexing capability with more than 180 other medical references, Skyscape has helped us bring even more functionality to PIER."
Developed and continually updated by the ACP, PIER is a decision-support tool designed for rapid point-of-care delivery of evidence-based guidance for clinicians. PIER's disease-based modules present a series of guidance statements and practice recommendations, supported by more detailed levels of rationale and evidence.
Skyscape--The trusted partner for industry associations
Over the past year, an increasing number of professional and industry associations have relied on Skyscape to bring their references to the handheld computer. By using Skyscape and its patented smARTlink(TM) technology, associations immediately tie their references into the products that their members are already using on their PDAs. No other company offers associations this dynamic solution.
"For decades the ACP has helped advance medical knowledge and practice. Now, by making evidenced-based information accessible to doctors on their PDAs and using smARTlink technology to integrate it with other references, the ACP is helping set a new standard in the use of evidenced-based medicine in daily practice," said RJ Mathew, vice president of marketing and business development for Skyscape. "Skyscape's unparalleled experience in bringing medical references to the PDA makes it the logical choice for the nation's largest medical associations and we look forward to bringing even more information from the ACP to the PDA in the future."
Many prominent associations are choosing Skyscape to power their offerings or add their content to Skyscape's ARTbeat(TM) platform, which delivers continuous medical information from the CDC, drug alerts from the FDA and other valuable content, all in context to the user's PDA. The associations include:
-- American College of Cardiology The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is a nonprofit medical association established in 1949 to educate, research and influence health care public policy. The president for the 2006–2007 year is Steven E. Nissen.  The organization has 39 chapters in the U.S. Foundation (ACCF)--The ACCF
selected Skyscape to bring 14 clinical practice guidelines clinical practice guidelines Clinical policies, practice guidelines, practice parameters, practice policies Medtalk Systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and Pt decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances. See Psychology. and
its clinical trials database to the handheld computer.
-- American Academy of Pediatrics The American Academy of Pediatrics ("AAP") is an organization of pediatricians, physicians trained to deal with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. Its motto is: "Dedicated to the Health of All Children. (AAP)--The Academy selected
Skyscape to bring the 26th Edition of the Red Book(R), the
authoritative guide to pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.
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-- American Joint Committee on Cancer The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) is an organization best known for defining and popularizing cancer staging standards. External links
Staging Handbook is considered the essential reference for
oncologists, pathologists, surgeons, cancer registrars and
other medical professionals to ensure that all those caring
for cancer patients will be trained in the language of cancer
-- American Psychiatric Association--The APA selected Skyscape to
bring its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition (Text Revision) (American Psychiatric Association) ) to the PDA.
"What really makes my Skyscape references helpful is the way they take me directly to a diagnosis or condition, to the drugs being used and their interactions, so I can quickly make sure that my recommendations for the patient's care will fit the situation. It's a great tool to have in my pocket," said Alan Gruber, DSW, PhD, MD, NeuroBehavioral Associates, Chair and Professor, PsyD-MD Program, Medical University of the Americas.
Skyscape is the leading provider of interactive, intelligent mobile solutions for healthcare enterprises and individual practitioners. Unlike other products on the market, Skyscape provides full, seamless integration for more than 180 of the most respected medical references, from 30 publishers, for 35 medical specialties, via its patented smARTlink technology. Skyscape's mobile platform enables the enterprise-wide deployment of the industry's most extensive portfolio of handheld medical and nursing reference information to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare decision making at the point-of-care. Skyscape utilizes its patented ART (Advanced Reference and Transaction) infrastructure technology to create compelling high-value solutions for handheld devices that reflect and support the intuitive thought processes of the medical practitioner. Skyscape has the largest installed base of paying customers in the industry, including individual and communities of medical practitioners at Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical School (HMS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. It is a prestigious American medical school located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. , Massachusetts General Hospital Massachusetts General Hospital Health care The major teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School, widely regarded as one of the best health care centers in the world , Brigham and Women's Hospital Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is a hospital in the Longwood Area of the Boston, Massachusetts neighborhood of Mission Hill. With Massachusetts General Hospital, it is one of the two founding members of Partners HealthCare. , Stanford Medical School, Partners Health System, Duke University, Mayo Clinic, SUNY and Kaiser Permanente. Skyscape's solutions are available on multiple platforms, including Palm OS(R), Windows(R) CE and Pocket PC. For more information about Skyscape, please visit our Website at www.skyscape.com.
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