EBSCO Health Launches Pediatric Clinical Information Mobile App

~ PEMSoft Now Available For iPhone, iPad and Android Devices ~

IPSWICH, Mass.June 3, 2014 —A mobile app designed specifically for pediatricians, emergency department physicians, physicians-in-training and other medical providers caring for children with acute illnesses and injury, is now available from EBSCO Health, the leading provider of clinical decision support solutions for the healthcare industry. The PEMSoft Mobile app gives doctors access to vital evidence-based pediatric information wherever they are.

Designed by pediatricians, emergency physicians and other medical specialists, PEMSoft is a pediatric evidence-based point-of-care medical reference tool for hospitals, emergency departments, clinics, pediatric group practices, transport services and medical schools. The vast content in PEMSoft addresses the entire spectrum of neonatal, infant, child, adolescent and young adult health. PEMSoft authors adhere to a strict evidence-based editorial policy focused on systematic identification, evaluation and consolidation of practice-changing clinical literature.

The PEMSoft Mobile app includes explicit step-by-step emergency critical care procedures, information about common pediatric signs and symptoms and content covering pediatric injuries and management approaches. More than 3,000 evidence-based pediatric topics and a similar number of medical illustrations, clinical images and videos are also available via the mobile app.

The PEMSoft Mobile app supports iOS and Android platforms and users can download the app from iTunes or Google Play. The mobile app is a complimentary inclusion in the PEMSoft subscription for all institutional customers with no limit on the number of users.

Dr Rob Pitt, co-founder of PEMSoft, says mobile access is an important part of physician’s work. “More and more clinicians are using mobile devices to assist them provide the best possible care and reduce risk. The PEMSoft mobile app allows clinicians around the world to access the most current pediatric information to manage virtually any medical problem anytime, anywhere.”

According to Ronald Dieckmann, MD, MPH, co-founder of PEMSoft, the mobile app will be particularly useful in developing countries. “The release of the PEMSoft mobile app is particularly relevant in resource-limited settings. Hospitals in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Congo, Yemen, South Africa and Haiti that use PEMSoft every day can now quickly access it from mobile devices. This will make a big impact on the quality of care provided to children around the world.”

The PEMSoft editorial faculty is led by a team of world renowned pediatric emergency physicians including co-founders Ronald Dieckmann, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus of Pediatric and Emergency Medicine, University of California San Francisco and former Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital and Rob Pitt MBBS FRACP FACEM, former Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Queensland and former Director, Paediatric Emergency Medicine at Mater Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland Australia

For more information about PEMSoft, visit http://www.ebscohost.com/biomedical-libraries/pemsoft.

About EBSCO Health
EBSCO Health, part of EBSCO Information Services, is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, healthcare business intelligence, and medical research information for the healthcare industry. EBSCO Health users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center™, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service™, licensed databases (such as MEDLINE®), plus EBSCONET®. EBSCO databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the electronic resource favored by libraries around the world.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 375 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center™, Patient Education Reference Center™, Rehabilitation Reference Center™, Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source™ and SocINDEX™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.


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