WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Epocrates, Inc., an athenahealth company (Nasdaq:ATHN), today announced a partnership with The Cochrane Library to bring selections of its internationally recognized evidence-based reviews, editorials and meta-analyses to the Epocrates Rx® application, further informing the clinical choices made by health care providers.
Cochrane joins an esteemed list of content sources for the targeted Epocrates DocAlert® messaging system, including BMJ Publishing Group, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other industry partners. The mobile news channel delivers succinct and actionable content hand-selected by Epocrates medical editors, who have been identifying practice-changing medical news, journal article summaries and health alerts for its members for a decade.
"This is a real win for our million-plus clinician members," said Dr. Anne Meneghetti, executive director of medical information for Epocrates. "Cochrane has earned its place as a highly respected source by examining bodies of evidence in specific areas, such as the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a specific patient population. I believe it challenges common patterns of care and shines a light on evidence behind commonly held practices, so clinicians can apply optimal judgment in the moments of care."
About The Cochrane Library
The single most reliable source for evidence on the effects of health care, The Cochrane Library contains more than 5,000 abstracts and plain language summaries in multiple languages. World-leading Cochrane systematic reviews provide high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Produced by The Cochrane Collaboration (a not-for-profit organization whose aim is to improve health care worldwide) and published by John Wiley & Sons, The Cochrane Library brings together research on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions in one place. For more information, please visit www.thecochranelibrary.com.
About Epocrates, Inc.
Epocrates, Inc., an athenahealth company, is recognized for developing the #1 medical application among U.S. physicians for clinical content, practice tools, and health industry engagement at the point of care. Epocrates has established a loyal network of more than one million health care professionals, including 50 percent of U.S. physicians, who routinely use its intuitive solutions to help streamline workflow and improve patient care. For more information, please visit www.epocrates.com/company.
About athenahealth, Inc.
athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination. athenahealth's mission is to be caregivers' most trusted service, helping them do well doing the right thing. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com.
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