APHA and Unbound Medicine Release Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile + Web

Date: Mar 23 2010

Integrated Disease, News and Literature Alerting Resource Marks the Start of Partnership

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Washington, D.C. — The American Public Health Association, the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world, and Unbound Medicine, a leader in knowledge management solutions for health care, today announced the release of Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM) for Mobile Web.

Up-to-date information about the occurrence, transmission, resistance and control of infectious diseases is vital to the public health professionals working to track and contain them. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile Web, powered by the Unbound™ Platform, puts this important information in a proven, rapid-access format on mobile devices and the Web. Users can download Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile Web exclusively from Unbound Medicine to iPhone®, BlackBerry®, Android™, Windows Mobile® and Palm® devices or view it online.

“Public health workers, physicians, government health agencies and students have relied on the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual and its key concepts — epidemiology of infectious disease and its surveillance, prevention and control — to help prevent and manage the spread of diseases since 1916,” said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of APHA. “By partnering with Unbound Medicine, we can now help people find answers at the bedside, in the field or in the office.”

Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile Web includes MEDLINE Journals, which allow users to view citations and abstracts from the latest issues in selected journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Tropical Medicine and Bulletin of the World Health Organization, then link to full-text articles. CCDM for Mobile Web also includes RSS news feeds from relevant sites such as APHA, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The expertise of the health practitioners and researchers who work with APHA has made CCDM a key reference for anyone involved in public health or infectious diseases,” said Bill Detmer, MD, president of Unbound Medicine. “We are pleased to use our technology platform to make the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual readily available at the point of need.”

To experience Control of Communicable Diseases Manual forMobile Web, view it online.

About Unbound Medicine

Unbound Medicine Inc. develops next-generation knowledge management systems for health care. The company's handheld, wireless and Web-based technology platform and its information architecture services provide health care professionals with advanced systems for acquiring, managing and sharing knowledge. Additional information is available online. 

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