American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Launches iPad App for ASHP eBooks Store

Developed by Impelsys, award-winning digital publishing technology partner, free app provides pharmacy professionals with instant access to growing collection of eBook titles from ASHP

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the 35,000-member organization for pharmacy professionals who practice in hospitals and health systems, today announced the availability of an app for the Apple iPad that delivers convenient access to the ASHP library of eBooks.

The iPad app was developed by Impelsys, ASHP’s eBooks technology partner and a global leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions, leveraging Impelsys’ iOS delivery module within its iPublishCentral software platform.

The free app can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store by clicking here (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ashp-ebooks/id482918379?mt=8) or searching within the iPad App Store for ASHP eBooks.

“Our members wanted a more seamless system to download ASHP eBooks to their iPads,” said Carol Wolfe, vice president, publications and drug information systems of ASHP. “Thanks to the good work from our partners at Impelsys, this new app makes it easy for members to directly access books purchased through our eBooks Store and use them to enhance their professional education.”

According to Wolfe, there are already nearly 20 eBooks available for immediate download onto the iPad and the company expects to roll out additional titles in the coming weeks.

“In just under two years since Apple introduced the original iPad, the company has sold a staggering 55 million units, with more than 15 million sold in the last three months of 2011 alone,” said Sameer Shariff, chief executive officer of Impelsys. “This new app allows ASHP’s members to quickly obtain the content they need directly onto their iPads and it helps the organization create a model where their valuable content can be accessed on-demand from any location in the world.”

According to Shariff, Impelsys is now working on an app for accessing the ASHP eBooks Store that will be compatible with Android-powered mobile devices as well.

Launched last summer, the ASHP eBooks platform was also developed by Impelsys and runs on the company’s award-winning iPublishCentral software. With the ASHP eBooks library, members can browse books by category, search in a book, add bookmarks, change the font size of the text to suit their preferences, jump within the text between chapters, and move quickly to tables and references throughout the title.

ASHP eBooks can be purchased at http://ebooks.ashp.org for immediate download.

About ASHP

For more than 60 years, ASHP has helped pharmacists who practice in hospitals and health systems improve medication use and enhance patient safety. The Society's 35,000 members include pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in inpatient, outpatient, home-care, and long-term-care settings, as well as pharmacy students. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists help people make the best use of medicines, visit ASHP's Web site, www.ashp.org, or its consumer Web site, www.SafeMedication.com.

About Impelsys

Impelsys, a leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions to the global publishing market, helps its clients compete, evolve and grow in an increasingly complex marketplace. Impelsys-powered technologies such as iPublishCentral™ help publishers increase their revenues by delivering content online quickly and cost effectively. Impelsys’ passion for client success has helped it build long-term partnerships with its customers becoming critical in the client’s electronic delivery strategy. Leading clients include McGraw-Hill, Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer, Benchmark Education, Marshall Cavendish and Houghton Mifflin. Headquartered in New York, Impelsys operates across North America, Europe and India. For more information, please visit www.impelsys.com.



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