Clinical Care Options Launches CCO Hepatology inPractice™, Adding a Third Specialty to its Comprehensive Online Resource

RESTON, Va., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical Care Options (CCO), a leader in the development of innovative online, print, and live medical education programs and medical education technologies for healthcare professionals, is proud to announce the launch of CCO Hepatology inPractice™, the third specialty area for the free, online point-of-care resource for clinicians that provides critical information for the management of viral hepatitis. CCO HIV inPractice™ and CCO Oncology inPractice™, now used around the world, are available at inPractice.com.

CCO Hepatology inPractice™, authored by 14 world-renowned experts and led by Editors in Chief Nezam H. Afdhal, MD, FRCPI, of Harvard University; Norah Terrault, MD, MPH, of the University of California, San Francisco; and Stefan Zeuzem, MD, of JW Goethe University Hospital, provides a single easy-to-use search interface. Performing a search on Hepatology inPractice initially allows the busy clinician direct access to the first 10 original, expert-authored chapters designed specifically for point-of-care use, integrated with drug information, treatment guidelines, conference coverage, PubMed abstracts, and ClinicalTrials.gov.

"In the fast-changing field of viral hepatitis, this innovative point-of-care resource combining regularly updated content and the ability to simultaneously search multiple key reference sources is an essential tool to enable clinicians to provide the very best patient care," commented Dr. Terrault. Drs. Afdhal, Terrault, and Zeuzem will continue to oversee regular updates to this dynamic program ensuring that the original textbook chapters remain current as best practices in hepatitis care are updated.

"We are delighted to release CCO Hepatology inPractice™ to our users today. Our HIV and Oncology inPractice™ resources have been used by more than 50,000 clinicians needing access to the latest and highest-quality management information over the course of the last 2 years," said Jeffrey L. Drezner, MD, PhD, CCO's Chief Executive Officer and Founder. "The addition of Hepatology inPractice™ underscores our ongoing commitment to improving patient care across the spectrum of healthcare."

CCO Hepatology inPractice™ is certified for point-of-care CME credit by USF Health and users will be able to earn point-of-care CME for searching this comprehensive reference. All CCO inPractice™ users also receive personalized recommendations for complementary CCO continuing education activities and access links to other resources and interactive tools. The program is supported by independent medical education grants provided by multiple commercial supporters.

For more information about CCO inPractice™, visit inPractice.com.

About Clinical Care Options
Clinical Care Options, a leader in the development of innovative, interactive, online medical education programs and proprietary medical education technologies for healthcare professionals, creates and publishes original continuing medical education and information resources that are designed specifically for healthcare providers in the areas of HIV, hepatology/gastroenterology, and oncology. CCO's educational programs are developed not only to provide the latest scientific information but also to support the understanding, confidence, application, and competence of healthcare professional learners. In addition to the latest point-of-care resource, inPractice, CCO provides a spectrum of live and online educational programs and formats. For more information about the company and its programs, visit clinicaloptions.com.

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