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Earn Continuing Medical Education Credits on the Job With McGraw-Hill Professional's Clinical Decision Support Tool

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 General News J E 4
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NEW YORK, May 19 McGraw-Hill Professional, a leadingglobal provider of information resources for the scientific and medicalcommunities, today announced the launch of point-of-care Continuing MedicalEducation (CME) credits on Harrison's Practice. This seamlessly embeddedfeature in Harrison's Practice enables physicians and other health careproviders to meet yearly continuing education requirements with informationthey find every day at work.

Harrison's Practice, launched in mid-2006, is the point-of-care digitalresource that offers clinicians the unmatched authority of the Harrison'sPrinciples of Internal Medicine, 17th edition editorial board. Clinicians canrapidly access more than 700 of the most common medical topics via desktop,mobile web device, and PDA. And now users can quickly complete CME activitiesin any of the available topics, satisfying continuing education requirementsmore efficiently.

Clinicians will be able to earn CME credit for searches they initiate toanswer questions that arise during their regular workday. From within any oneof 700 topics, physicians can complete a quick survey about their searchresults and how they would apply this new knowledge to their patient casemanagement. All their CME activities -- whether they are completed on a PDA orthe web -- will be tracked in the online CME center.

Each activity is worth 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (TM). Users ofHarrison's Practice can earn a maximum of 10 credits per calendar year. CMEcredit is made available via a joint sponsorship of the InterstatePostgraduate Medical Association (IPMA) and The McGraw-Hill Companies. IPMA isaccredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education toprovide continuing medical education for physicians.

About Harrison's Practice and AccessMedicine

McGraw-Hill's Harrison's Practice is one of many high quality onlinemedical products from McGraw-Hill Professional. Harrison's Practice is aninnovative online tool that provides physicians and medical students withdownloadable, concisely formatted, key information on 700 of the most commonmedical topics, providing efficient point-of-care diagnosis and treatmentrecommendations from the editors of Harrison's Principles of InternalMedicine, 17th Ed. Updated regularly by world-renowned physicians,McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine provides students, residents, clinicians, andresearchers with instant answers to clinical questions from the most trustedmedical sources, including Harrison's Online. More information on these andother products can be found on www.harrisonspractice.com andwww.accessmedicine.com.

About McGraw-Hill Professional

McGraw-Hill Professional is a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, a leadingglobal provider of instructional, assessment and reference solutions thatempower professionals and students of all ages. McGraw-Hill Education, adivision of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), has offices in 33 countriesand publishes in more than 40 languages. Additional information is availableat http://www.mheducation.com.Contact: Tom Stanton McGraw-Hill Education 1-212-904-3214 tom_stanton@mcgraw-hill.com

SOURCE Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
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