Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a new agreement with Skyscape, Inc., a leading provider of interactive, intelligent health solutions for desktop and mobile devices, to make InfoPOEMs evidence-based medicine summaries available to Skyscape subscribers.
Under the terms of the agreement, Skyscape will offer the InfoPOEMs channel to its customer base of more than 575,000 medical professionals. InfoPOEMs will be offered as a stand-alone product, and each subscriber will receive monthly updates containing all the InfoPOEMs content from the previous month. Updates are delivered to a wide array of mobile devices including personal digital assistants (PDAs), smart phones and cell phones, as well as desktop personal computers.
Wiley acquired InfoPOEM, Inc., a provider of evidence-based medical content and web-based search tools, in October 2005. The flagship services of InfoPOEMs Daily POEMs and InfoRetriever form the basis of a medical information management system that improves patient care and increases clinical efficiency.
An acronym for "Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters," POEMs are summaries of evidence-based medical research filtered from over 100 leading peer-reviewed journals and graded for validity and relevance to patient outcomes. Approximately one in 40 eligible studies is converted into a POEM and each POEM is reviewed by at least 15 physicians and/or physician editors prior to publication.
"Offering InfoPOEMs in a mobile setting will further enhance the utility of a service designed to provide healthcare professionals with the information they need in their clinical practice," said Dr. Andrew Spong, Regional Manager, Healthcare Solutions, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. "With the launch of this application in association with Skyscape, Wiley reinforces its commitment to provide quality products to inform clinical decision making and augment the quality of medical advice at the point of care."<
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John Wiley & Sons, Inc.