PEPID Delivering Best-Evidence Electronically to Emergency Physicians

Saturday, December 20, 2008 General News J E 4
EVANSTON, Ill. and HAMILTON, Ontario, Dec. 19 PEPID MedicalInformation Resources and researchers at the Best Evidence in EmergencyMedicine (BEEM) are helping emergency physicians stay current by combiningleading edge best-evidence medical research with advanced informationtechnology.

BEEM, an international emergency medicine knowledge translation project,is based at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. BEEM monitors more than125 journals to evaluate, rank and summarize which studies are most relevantto emergency physicians. BEEM minimizes the amount of "expert opinion" bypresenting an objective critical appraisal of each study using validatedcriteria. They then provide busy emergency physicians only what they need --the most recent, practice-relevant studies; how to appraise them; and how toapply them.

"This relationship not only allows practicing emergency physicians to getdata with high-impact research summaries and provides them the opportunity todefine 'best evidence' by ranking the impact of research themselves," says Dr.Christopher R. Carpenter, FAAEM, Publication Director of the BEEM Group. "Weseparate the wheat from the chaff, and provide emergency physicians with afeedback mechanism for their input."

BEEM summaries are integrated throughout the content of PEPID's EmergencyPhysician Suite (ED), the most commonly accessed decision-support applicationfor emergency physicians.

"We deliver BEEM's cutting-edge research summaries to physicians invirtually all electronic environments including PDAs, smartphones, onlinedevices, and integrated into existing electronic medical records systems,"says John Wagner, PEPID president. "As a result, emergency physicians alwayshave convenient access to the latest in evidence-based medicine relevant totheir practice, which helps them provide better-informed care."

BEEM content is also available in email alerts from PEPID sent directly tothe inbox of subscribers to the free service. For your free subscription toBEEM Alerts go to

PEPID and BEEM have a mutual commitment to provide emergency physicianswith current information in a highly efficient approach.


Developed by Mark Rosenbloom, MBA, MD, FACEP more than a decade ago, PEPIDis now an innovative developer of the most comprehensive and fully integratedpoint-of-care medical information resources on the market. Headquartered inEvanston, Illinois, PEPID utilizes mobile and online technology to deliverclinical decision support resources specific for healthcare professionalsincluding doctors, nurses, EMTs and students.

PEPID content is reviewed and contributed to by partners including theAmerican Academy of Emergency Medicine, the National Association of EmergencyMedical Services Educators, the Family Physician Inquiries Network, theNational Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Oncology NursingSociety, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists to ensurecontent is of the highest quality.

About BEEM

BEEM (Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine) is an international emergencymedicine knowledge translation project based at McMaster University, thecentre for evidence-based medicine in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. BEEM is aunique collaboration of frontline and academic emergency physicians around theworld working together to find, select, appraise, and summarize the mostrecent and relevant emergency medicine-related studies.



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