Unbound Medicine - Johns Hopkins

Unbound Medicine and Johns Hopkins

Publish Point-of-Care Resources

Charlottesville, VA, April 12, 2011 — Unbound Medicine, a leader in knowledge management solutions for healthcare, has been named today by Johns Hopkins University as the official electronic publisher of the web- and mobile-based versions of Johns Hopkins' highly regarded Antibiotic (ABX), Diabetes, and HIV POC-IT Guides, clinical decision support tools that bring trusted information to healthcare professionals at the point of care.

Central to the new publishing relationship is the Unbound™ Platform's ability to continually maintain, publish, and fulfill multi-platform digital products as well as produce files for print composition. Using Unbound's web-based content management system, uPub™, expert editors at Johns Hopkins are able to write, edit, and review, easily updating a single XML content repository containing the ABX, Diabetes, and HIV Guides in a customized workflow. Unbound then uses the platform to publish the latest version directly to the website and mobile devices including iOS (iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®), Android™, BlackBerry®, and Windows Phone®.

Working closely with Johns Hopkins, the Unbound Medicine product design and marketing teams defined a product launch based on seven distinct product packages using the Unbound Platform for product configuration, e-marketing, and e-commerce. Following purchase, individual and institutional customers can access the continually updated website or download the Guides to their choice of mobile device.

“Our digital publishing technology is designed to make it simple for Hopkins authors and editors to focus on creating great content that can be regularly updated in a single place, then immediately output it to a full range of applications and devices,” said Philip Peterson, chief technology officer at Unbound Medicine. “Operating systems and hardware change quickly, so developing one-off applications is not a scalable solution.”

“Unbound Medicine is excited to publish the Johns Hopkins Guides including the ABX Guide, which has a remarkable history as an early digital reference, long known for outstanding quality,” said Bill Detmer, MD, Unbound Medicine's president. “We look forward to building additional tools using our medical knowledge, information architecture, and technology to help clinicians find answers when and where they need them.”

The Johns Hopkins ABX Guide

The Johns Hopkins ABX Guide features up-to-date, authoritative, evidenced-based information on the treatment of infectious diseases to help you make decisions at the point of care. This comprehensive resource organizes details of diagnosis; drug indications, dosing, pharmacokinetics, side effects and interactions; pathogens; management; and vaccines into easily accessible, quick-read entries.

“Johns Hopkins ABX Guide is highest ranked infectious disease App in recent Clinical Infectious Disease Journal review. Outranks Sanford Guide, Epocrates and Medscape.”

Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide

The Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide puts up-to-date, evidence-based, clinical decision support information on the management, complications, and medications for diabetes at clinicians’ fingertips. The Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide contains diagnoses, classifications, specific complications with diagnostic and treatment information, comorbidities, detailed drug information and indications, interpretations, “how-to” details of clinical testing, and limitations of common laboratory and radiological studies.

Johns Hopkins HIV Guide

The Johns Hopkins HIV Guide delivers the latest authoritative clinical decision support information on the diagnosis, management, and relevant medications to clinicians’ fingertips. The guide contains information on opportunistic infections, malignancies, complications, related drugs, pathogens, and therapy guidelines.

Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide

The Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide provides clinicians with quick-read recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric diseases at the point of care. Complex topics have been consolidated into need-to-know information making this the ideal resource for residents, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and other health care professionals.

About Unbound Medicine

Unbound Medicine is a next-generation healthcare knowledge company. Unbound produces award-winning mobile and web products for partners and healthcare professionals using its end-to-end digital publishing platform and information architecture expertise. Additional information is available at www.unboundmedicine.com.

About Johns Hopkins Medicine

From the 1889 opening of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, to the opening of the School of Medicine four years later, there emerged the concept of combining research, teaching and patient care. This model, the first of its kind, would lead to a national and international reputation for excellence and discovery. Today, Johns Hopkins uses one overarching name "Johns Hopkins Medicine" to identify its entire medical enterprise. This nearly $6 billion system unites the physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the health professionals and facilities that make up the broad, integrated Johns Hopkins Health System.

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