NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Professional announced today the launch of its suite of AccessMedicine services on an all-new platform which will improve user functionality and revolutionize how students and doctors use medical information and education.
As demands on medical students, residents, and practitioners continue to increase, institutions and individuals require solutions which provide time-tested content when and where they need it at the point of care. The new AccessMedicine platform launch features transformative technology changes that include breakthrough mobile responsive design for on-the-go access, a faster and more personalized user interface, and cutting edge search functionality to arm the medical student and professional with even greater capabilities to make better clinical decisions, gain greater insights, and achieve better outcomes.
Partnering with Silverchair Information Systems and its powerful SCM6 platform, AccessMedicine customers worldwide will now benefit from the following next-generation enhancements and features:
- Responsive Mobile Design – Pages automatically adjust to the end-user device so health professionals and medical students have an optimal viewing experience no matter what device they use.
- Enhanced Custom Curriculum for Rotation Management – Faculty can access sample curricula or build a curriculum customized to their institution by pulling resources from all Access subscriptions to provide tools for remediation, ease rotation management, and improve the learner experience.
- Powerful Search – A new search algorithm offers better filtering options across all Access subscriptions to discover new content, use the Custom Curriculum feature, and set up alerts with a My Access account
The content foundation of AccessMedicine services includes hundreds of thousands of pages of semantically tagged content from the world's leading medical textbooks including Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, and Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, tens of thousands of images and procedural videos, interactive self-assessment, and curriculum workflow tools. The new technology platform provides users with even faster and more effective access to unprecedented content and information depth in their specialty.
Also new to the platform through a partnership with RelayHealth is more than 7000 downloadable patient education monographs in both English and Spanish allowing doctors to provide "patient friendly" medical information to the patient at the point of care. In all, the new platform covers eight of McGraw-Hill Professional's award-winning healthcare services. In addition to AccessMedicine, the new platform launch includes: AccessAnesthesiology, AccessEmergencyMedicine, AccessPediatrics, AccessPharmacy, AccessPhysiotherapy, AccessSurgery, as well as the Online Metabolic and Molecular Basis of Inherited Diseases database (OMMBID).
"The extensive redesign and unification of our Access products provide us with better ways to integrate and deliver critical content to respond to the rapid-fire changes in the medical world and improve health outcomes," says Scott Grillo, Vice President and Group Publisher of McGraw-Hill Professional. "These changes were made in collaboration with customer focus groups, beta testing feedback, and our advisory boards of medical experts. We listened to our customers and invested aggressively in technology to satisfy their evolving needs."
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