SAN MATEO, CA and RICHMOND, BC--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - Edge Health, a Canadian-based software development company, announced the addition of the Epocrates® popular drug reference to its integrated software offering designed to support healthcare professionals at the point-of-care. Edge Health's comprehensive software suite enables physicians, dentists, and other medical professionals to manage their practices more efficiently and with Epocrates' reference, can now answer clinical questions more confidently.
"The integration of Epocrates' reference with EdgeMD is one of the most important collaborations we have made. It empowers healthcare providers with an unparalleled wealth of information to ensure that the highest standard of care is delivered to their patients," said Troy Spracklin, chief executive officer for Edge Health.
EdgeMD is a software suite that combines the key resources to support workflow and a paperless office -- electronic health records, e-prescribing and now a drug reference to ensure safety and accuracy. The addition of Epocrates' software rounds-out the offering as it has been reported to help physicians not only reduce medical errors, but also increase patient satisfaction.
A medical professional may easily launch the Epocrates drug guide on their mobile device to view information such as available dosage before writing a new prescription. It provides easy access to over 3,300 drug monographs with adverse reactions, contraindications, mechanism of action, pricing information and more. The built-in drug interaction feature also allows providers to simultaneously check for potentially harmful interactions among up to 30 drugs at once.
The Epocrates reference, along with Edge Health's other innovative solution partners, provide the tools medical professionals need before, during and after patient encounters. Edge Health provides their solutions to clients in Canada, U.S., and other countries worldwide. To learn more about the expanded software suite, visit www.edgehealthsolutions.com.
About Edge Health Solutions, Inc.
Edge Health Solutions, Inc. (EHSI) is a is a privately held Canadian software development company delivering one of today's most innovative practice management solutions exclusively for the Apple Mac® platform. EHSI harnesses the unparalleled power of Mac OS X® using its proprietary Edge Management PlatformTM (EMPTM) which provides a foundation specifically designed for the seamless integration of the most impressive core technologies and related services known to the healthcare industry. EHSI developed the world's first truly integrated tablet Mac solution with its Edge Clinical ChartBookTM, a pen based clinical charting and patient education solution available for both its edgeMD (medical) and edgeDMS (dental) software offerings. Edge Health Solutions, Inc. is based in Richmond, British Columbia.
About Epocrates, Inc.
Epocrates is a leading provider of clinical information and decision support tools to healthcare professionals. Epocrates currently has more than 600,000 active subscribers worldwide, including more than one in three U.S. physicians and more than one in three U.S. medical students. The company's subscription-based services enable healthcare professionals to make more informed medical decisions, reduce medical errors and practice more efficiently. For more information about Epocrates, please visit http://www.epocrates.com/company.