Epocrates offers clinicians mobile downloads of current medical information

SAN MATEO, Calif. Epocrates has released downloadable education material that clinicians can access straight from their mobile devices to help keep themselves up-to-date on current medical information.

The information is called Epocrates Mobile Resource Centers and are authored and updated by recognized authorities in their field of medicine to help health care professionals stay current on diagnoses and treatments in certain areas.

Healthcare professionals can reference the centers for access to valuable information, including breaking news, research findings, conference highlights and related continuing medical education courses.

Resource centers that are currently available and continually updated with content selection and commentaries from industry authorities are:

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder by Dr. Robb, associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Children’s National Medical Center
  • Infection management by Dr. John Bartlett, former chief of infectious diseases and current professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University
  • Fibromyalgia by Dr. Stuart Silverman, professor of medicine and rheumatology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Diabetes by Dr. Richard Jackson, assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School

“It is so helpful to have the most important research and news for my field selected by a leading authority and delivered directly to my device. I even find myself quoting the information to my patients,” said Gregory Cooke of the Angleton Danbury Medical Center in Angleton, Texas. “For example, after reading Dr. Bartlett’s commentary on the prevalence of antibiotic resistance for urinary tract infections, I am more likely to send urine cultures as part of my treatment of UTIs.”

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