Skyscape, the worldwide leading service for trusted medical information by specialty for mobile devices, announced the availability of its popular decision support suite for Apple Computer’s iPhone. With this announcement, physicians and other medical professionals will gain instant access to a broad collection of drug, clinical, lab and evidence-based medical information and medical alerts, conveniently streamed to their phone. With the availability of the industry’s most comprehensive collection of trusted resources from Skyscape on the iPhone, healthcare providers and institutions can offer their medical staff added choice and flexibility.
“We share our customers’ excitement surrounding the iPhone and we moved quickly to support it with our products,” said Sandeep Shah, Skyscape CEO, in the press release. “Skyscape’s highly flexible architecture enables us to continue our long history of supporting customers on the mobile platform of their choice. The introduction of the iPhone is clearly a watershed event in the mobile industry and we are excited about pioneering its use for medical decision support.”
Apple’s iPhone offers unique benefits to medical practitioners including the integration of phone and Internet capabilities in a single device. This makes it an ideal platform for Skyscape’s STAT philosophy, delivering the most up-to-date information when and where it is needed by healthcare practitioners. Additionally, the exceptional multimedia capabilities of the iPhone provide an ideal platform for delivery of medical information that includes visual images and other rich media including photographs, pictures, flowcharts, graphs and tables and even sound and video.
Skyscape medical resources enable healthcare practitioners to improve the quality of care, reduce costs, increase efficiencies and reduce medical errors. Over 35 specialties are represented in Skyscape’s portfolio. These resources span a wide variety of medical information including clinical titles, drug and lab guides, specialty-specific publications, guidelines, health plan formularies, continuing medical education (CME), journals and breaking medical news and alerts.
“I’m thrilled to see Skyscape’s mobile medical resources on the iPhone,” said Nancy Tice, physician, author and noted authority on the use of mobile technology in healthcare, in the press release. “I love the iPhone’s design and ease of use, but a key requirement for me to start using it was to have access to trusted medical decision support resources. Now that Skyscape supports the iPhone, physicians can truly embrace it as a clinical tool for use at point of care. As usual, Skyscape has designed a characteristically powerful interface that makes navigation through its large volume of information quick and intuitive. And, they have leveraged iPhone multimedia capabilities really well, showcasing a wide range of images, photographs, flowcharts and graphs. Skyscape on iPhone is very compelling!”