Skyscape Partners with American College of Cardiology to Launch CardioSource Mobile App

App combines fully indexed set of all ACC/AHA guideline recommendations with latest evidence-based medicine content

Marlborough, MA (May 2, 2011) - Skyscape, Inc.,  a subsidiary of Physicians Interactive Holdings and trusted leading provider of mobile apps used by more than one million healthcare professionals worldwide, recently partnered with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to launch the CardioSource Mobile app.  The app combines a fully indexed set of all ACC/American Heart Association guideline recommendations with the latest evidence-based medicine content from CardioSource.org.  It was released in conjunction with the recent ACC.11 Annual Scientific Session in New Orleans, and in just the first two weeks, the app was downloaded more than 4,000 times. 

"The goal of this partnership is to aid cardiologists in improving patient care by providing convenient access to trusted cardiology resources where they need them the most-at the point of care," said Sanjay Pingle, President of  Physicians Interactive.  "The CardioSource Mobile app can be used at the bedside for quick reference, on-the-go, or as a practical research tool." 

The ACC member version of this app is continually updated with the most current information and treatment guidelines, so cardiologists can always be confident they have the accurate decision support they need.  In addition to clinical and drug references and tools, CardioSource also includes videos, journals and blog entries.  

The following is just a sampling of the resources and tools available: 

  • Journal Scan
  • CardioSource Video News
  • ACC inTouch Blog
  • Practice Guidelines
  • Clinical Trials
  • JACC Journals
  • Bonus Cardiology Resource Pack 

"The reality is that cardiologists, and clinicians at large, are constantly showered with new facts, figures and findings," said Janet Wright, M.D., Senior Vice President for Science and Quality at the ACC.  "There is real value in putting information and tools at the fingertips of cardiologists and their teams, which is why partnering with Skyscape is a win-win for ACC members and their patients and caregivers." 

To download the app, visit www.skyscape.com/cardiosource.  To install and use the CardioSource Mobile App, you will need a CardioSource/ACC account.  If you don't have one, you can set up a free account at http://www.cardiosource.org/ 

About Physicians Interactive Holdings 
Physicians Interactive Holdings is the leading resource for healthcare information, medication samples and mobile decision support tools to medical professional everywhere. We use the full power of our network to bring clinicians and Life Sciences Companies together in ways that will change the practice and business of medicine, for the better. Physicians Interactive Holdings has developed a foundation of user-generated, proprietary and public data that powers a networked suite of transactional applications, including eSampling, interactive learning programs and mobile solutions. Physicians Interactive Holdings is owned by Perseus LLC, a merchant bank and private equity fund management company. For more information about, visit http://www.physiciansinteractive.com

About Skyscape 
Skyscape® is a leading provider of mobile apps for medical professionals, trusted by more than one million healthcare professionals worldwide. With more than 600 trusted resources covering 35 medical specialties, Skyscape enables physicians, nurses, students, and other healthcare professionals to provide quality patient care, save time and reduce costly medical errors. Unlike classic textbooks, Skyscape apps include advanced search, medical calculators, algorithms, and the ability to cross-reference multiple resources seamlessly, providing for optimal clinical decision support. Skyscape's unmatched breadth of trusted medical content is available for an array of devices, including Apple, Android, Blackberry, Palm, and several others. Skyscape, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Physicians Interactive Holdings LLC, is headquartered in Marlborough, MA.

About the American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology is transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism.  The College is a 39,000-member nonprofit medical society comprised of physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers and bestows credentials among cardiovascular specialists who meet its stringent qualifications.  The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research.  The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care.  More information about the association is available online at http://cardiosource.org/ACC

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