Skyscape Partners with Massachusetts Medical Society to Offer Medical Surveillance Information in 13 Specialties on Mobile Devices

Mobile Journal Watch to allow physicians and healthcare professionals immediate access to the latest medical literature

Oct 12, 2010, 08:30 ET from Skyscape

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyscape, a global leader in clinical decision support for mobile devices and wholly owned subsidiary of Physicians Interactive Holdings, and Massachusetts Medical Society today announced a strategic partnership to offer a mobile version of Journal Watch, a trusted source of medical surveillance information for physicians and other healthcare professionals (HCPs).  Journal Watch is written by physician editors who survey the latest medical literature, select the most important research and guidelines, distill them in focused summaries and frame them in clinical context.  Skyscape's mobile version offers HCPs convenient, paperless access to current medical information that is updated on a weekly basis.  Clinicians can subscribe to Journal Watch in 13 different medical specialties, including cardiology, oncology and hematology, psychiatry, emergency medicine, pediatrics and adolescent medicine, women's health and neurology.  The program is available on eight different mobile platforms, including iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, Android, BlackBerry and Palm.

"Our mission is to improve the quality of care by providing physicians with brief, clearly written, clinically focused perspectives on the medical developments that affect their practice," said Alberta Fitzpatrick, Journal Watch Publisher. "Journal Watch strives to reach new markets and we are excited to bring our products to Skyscape's audience."

Skyscape offers healthcare professionals a choice of more than 600 medical resources in 36 different medical specialties.  These resources enable clinicians to find answers fast and be more confident in their clinical decisions.  A more comprehensive solution than print resources, Skyscape uses technology to make medical information highly searchable, easily cross-indexed and provides tools such as calculators, drug dosing guides, interactive algorithms and formulas that help HCPs find information and act on it in real-time.

"We are very excited about our new partnership with Massachusetts Medical Society, allowing us to bring Journal Watch to our broad network of mobile users," said Sandeep Shah, CEO and founder of Skyscape.  "Skyscape has always been dedicated to offering only the most trusted content from highly regarded sources, and our partnership with Massachusetts Medical Society demonstrates that commitment even further.  Journal Watch, with its emphasis on relevant, timely, specialty specific information has been eagerly anticipated by our network of physicians, and we are proud to be able to offer it as part of our integrated solution."

Skyscape offers a free suite of references and tools that includes RxDrugs Dosing companion, Outlines in Clinical Medicine, Archimedes Medical Calculator and MedAlert™, tailored by medical specialty.  Physicians and other providers can sign up for Journal Watch and use it in concert with a wide array of additional resources that provide clinical and evidence based information and guidelines, lab information, journal streams, coding and other practice-specific tools for virtually any mobile device or smartphone.

About Skyscape

Founded in 2000, Skyscape® is the leading provider of clinical decision support tools for mobile devices.  Used by more than 1.5 million healthcare professionals, Skyscape resources include trusted clinical references, medical calculators, algorithms, medical alerts and other point-of-care clinical decision tools.  More than 600 medical resources in over 35 specialty areas are available for most smartphone (PDA) devices, including iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Palm OS, Palm Pre, Symbian, Windows Desktop and Windows Mobile.

Headquartered in Marlborough, MA, Skyscape is a wholly owned subsidiary of Physicians Interactive Holdings, LLC (PIH).  For more information, please visit www.skyscape.com or call 508-460-6500.

About Journal Watch

Journal Watch, from the publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine, was established in 1983 and now publishes medical information in 13 specialty areas including Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology, General Medicine, HIV/AIDS Clinical Care, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Oncology and Hematology, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Women's Health.

Journal Watch works with more than 130 physicians within 13 specialties who routinely survey over 250 medical journals.  These experts select, summarize and comment on the most clinically relevant research.  This information is published in print, online, audio and digital formats to meet the information needs of all professionals who need a succinct source for the most clinically relevant medical research.

Journal Watch is a publication of the Massachusetts Medical Society located in Waltham Massachusetts.  For more information visit JWatch.org

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