New Orleans, March 22, 2007 A record number of cardiologists will be reaching for their mobile devices to access the latest clinical information thanks to the American College of Cardiology (ACC). At this weeks ACC Annual Scientific Session in New Orleans, all association members and users of Cardiosource, the Colleges clinical cardiovascular portal, will receive a complimentary subscription to Epocrates-ACC Essentials for Cardiology, a mobile-based clinical application.
For the second consecutive year, the ACC and Epocrates Inc., a California-based medical software company, are partnering to deliver a comprehensive set of cardiology applications to ACC members. The specialized product combines Epocrates Essentials premium drug, disease and diagnostics guide, with relevant cardiology applications including cardiac calculations and an obesity tool.
By having clinical information readily available at the point of care, cardiologists can make more informed decisions for their patients. In fact, nearly 60 percent of cardiologists report avoiding one or more medical errors per week using Epocrates references.
"We found that many of our members were seeking clinical information in and out of the exam room," said Alfred Bove, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C., Editor in Chief of Cardiosource. "The mobility and customized nature of the Epocrates cardiology edition meets the special needs of our members and has been proven to be a valuable resource by providing immediate and relevant information."
The Epocrates-ACC Essentials for Cardiology mobile application features: