Point-of-Care HCV iPhone/iPad App from Projects In Knowledge®

Implementing DAA Therapy in Practice

Feb 23, 2012, 18:21 ET from Projects In Knowledge

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Projects In Knowledge (PIK) has released its free point-of-care HCV Care & Guidance iPhone/iPad app, giving clinicians mobile access to this widely used, dynamic practice tool.

HCV Care & Guidance provides peer-reviewed, practical education about direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapies, an exciting new treatment option for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Nurses/NPs, physician assistants, gastroenterologists, and infectious disease specialists who treat patients with HCV infection need a keen understanding of the stringent dosing and administration requirements of DAA agents to ensure optimal efficacy.

The app contains continually updated information on HCV infection, guidance on selecting treatment candidates, and other helpful tools. Also included is a video of PIK's live symposium, titled "Paradigm Shift in HCV Standard of Care Treatment: DAAs," presented at a major hepatology conference. Each activity in the app offers complimentary CME/CE credit.

The app quickly earned a positive review from iMedicalApps, an independent online publication that reviews mobile medical technology and applications. iMedicalApps noted the "high-quality information pertaining to the use of DAAs" and "well-organized content and smooth user interface." The editors concluded that the HCV Care & Guidance app "features well-presented, high-quality, and clinically useful information for clinicians who manage Hepatitis C infection."

"Our Care & Guidance app is an excellent tool to help busy clinicians stay informed about hepatitis and encourage patient screening and testing," said Patty Peterson, CCMEP, Senior Vice President at PIK. "Its release also coincides nicely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's efforts to increase awareness of viral hepatitis, including its Know More Hepatitis campaign and designation of May 19, 2012, as National Hepatitis Testing Day."

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