Clinical information platform PEPID launches new Android app to support healthcare professionals

By Heather Mack
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Online drug and clinical information database PEPID has launched a redesigned app, available on Android, that offers clinical decision support tools for healthcare professionals.

The app, called simply PEPID, is the company’s largest mobile release since its initial application hit the market in 2010. It offers a selection of tools for healthcare professionals including access to clinical information such as disease profiles, medical conditions, treatment options, multi-drug interactions, dosing and more.

“We’ve completely redesigned our Android app with the healthcare professional’s workflow in mind,” PEPID President John Wagner said in a statement.

Additionally, physicians using the PEPID app will have the ability to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits at the point of care. The app also comes with hundreds of reference videos for clinical procedures and physical examinations, plus alerts that provide timely updates on topics ranging from new research and drug approvals to black box warnings.

According to PEPID lore, the "first version" was first created out of necessity, when founder Dr. Mark Rosenblum put his notes into the contact database of his PDA after constantly searching through lab coat pockets for handwritten notes. With PEPID, the goal is to make information as mobile as physicians, so they have the ability to share notes with colleagues or view administrator-added protocols or information with any device or computer with a subscription to PEPID.

Users of PEPID will only have to log in once on their phones and be done, and all notes will be automatically backed up to the cloud. Drug interactions can be quickly assessed with a filtered checker, and even diagnoses can be made faster with the apps’ Symptom Checker feature.