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PEPID, Intermedical Technologies Join Forces to Improve Healthcare Around the Globe

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 General News J E 4
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EVANSTON, Ill. and GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov. 18 PEPIDMedical Information Systems announced today that Intermedical Technologies(IMT) has licensed the PEPID Knowledge Base (PKB) in a movement to improvehealth education and quality of care throughout healthcare institutions aroundthe globe.

IMT has integrated the extensive pharmacological content, druginteractions generator, and medical and dosing calculators from the PKB intoits own system to bring decision support resources to the point of care,improving patient care and reducing medication errors.

"As a component of IMT's My Med application, our international drugdatabase once again will provide a developing country with crucial informationto achieve positive patient outcomes," says PEPID President John Wagner. "Thispartnership has extended PEPID's global reach to include yet another country."

Integrating PEPID's established resources into the system used to getcontinuing medical education credits, look up information on diseases andconditions and connect with other healthcare professionals to manage complexpatient cases improves workflow and efficiency by allowing clinicians to getall the information they need in one place.

Interoperability and integration of the two systems was quick and easy,due to IMT's web-based application and PEPID's web services technology. IMTalso is leveraging PEPID's expertise in mobile technology to create a formatspecifically for mobile devices, allowing healthcare professionals to carrythese resources with them wherever they go.

Shehla Ihsan, CEO of IMT, adds, "Intermedical Technologies is enthusiasticabout the collaboration with PEPID. We believe that this partnershiprepresents an exciting opportunity to harness e-health connectivity so that itenhances healthcare delivery across the globe."

About the PEPID Knowledge Base

The PEPID Knowledge Base is the next-generation of clinical decisionsupport solutions. The comprehensive database of medical and clinical contentand tools is available for integration within all information systems anddelivered via award-winning PEPID web services. The PEPID Knowledge Baseimproves clinical performance, easily adapts to any existing healthcareinformation system and offers the framework for building new systems --providing solutions that span the continuum of the healthcare industry.

About Intermedical Technologies

Through the use of web based interactivity and knowledge sharing, IMT aimsto become a pioneer in the development of novel products for the healthcareindustry.

SOURCE PEPID Medical Information Systems
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