Epocrates Launches Most Popular Medical Reference Tool for Android Smartphones

Feb. 23, 2010--As part of an ongoing commitment to supporting physicians at the point of care, Epocrates, Inc., today announced availability of a beta version of its software for Google's AndroidTM. With this new offering, Epocrates® software is now available across all major mobile platforms, including iPhone®, BlackBerry®, Palm®, Windows Mobile® and Android.

For 10 years, Epocrates has remained dedicated to helping clinicians improve patient safety and care. Epocrates relies on input from its extensive clinician subscriber base to provide the information they value most in an easy-to-navigate mobile clinical reference tool. More than 900,000 healthcare professionals worldwide rely on Epocrates to support their clinical decisions and increase practice efficiencies. 

"Our goal in bringing Epocrates' proprietary software to the Android platform is to provide continued accessibility and to bring more choices to our extensive subscriber network," said Rose Crane, chief executive officer of Epocrates. "Adoption of smartphones by the medical community is continuing to escalate, and Android devices are already generating much interest among our subscriber network." 

The Android OS version features Epocrates' gold-standard drug database, including thousands of brand and generic medications, developed and maintained by the company's in-house team of physicians and pharmacists. Clinicians will also have quick access to Epocrates' reliable and widely-used tools, including the drug interaction checker, pill identifier and medical calculators. 

"I've been a long-time Epocrates subscriber exclusively, and depend on it multiple times a day in the clinic and hospital. I use it to confirm dosing or check for potential interactions when prescribing a new medication," said Dr. Alex Tsai. "I was impressed by how responsive the company was to requests for support of the new Android operating system and how it designed a custom application for it. The myTouch 3G is now complete with my Epocrates software." 

The new Epocrates application for the Android is available for free download at www.epocrates.com/products/android. The company will integrate user feedback from the beta software as it continues enhancing Epocrates Rx® (free) and developing its premium offering, which will be available later this year. 

ABOUT EPOCRATES, INC.

Epocrates is a leading provider of clinical information and decision support tools to healthcare professionals. Epocrates currently has more than 900,000 healthcare professionals, including one in three U.S. physicians and 40 percent of medical students, in its active network. 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 www.epocrates.com/company.

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