Take Care signs deal for Epocrates' online medical reference

SAN MATEO, Calif. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has inked a multi-year deal with Epocrates for use of its online medical reference.

Epocrates offers a Web-based drug and formulary reference that provides access to information for more than 3,300 drugs, including adult and pediatric dosing; contraindications and cautions; a drug interaction checker; pill pictures; patient education handouts and health plan coverage.

“Our vision is to increase access to high-quality, affordable, convenient health care for all individuals by offering a superior patient experience and fostering a best-in-class working environment for providers,” stated Sandy Ryan, chief nurse practitioner officer for Take Care Health Systems. “The Epocrates software is precisely the type of innovative technology that will help us redefine the patient’s health care experience by offering providers an online medical reference that aids in the delivery of quality patient care.”

More than 500,000 health care professionals, including 1-in-4 physicians, use Epocrates’ mobile and Web-based products to help them reduce medical errors, improve patient care and increase productivity.

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