updated 11/30/2010 11:46:26 AM ET 2010-11-30T16:46:26

PHOENIX, Nov. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PEPID, the leading developer of clinical decision-support information and technology for healthcare professionals, announced today the release its patient education handouts, available for integration into EMR systems.

"Our easy-to-understand patient education handouts are a great way for physicians to improve communication with patients. The information is concise, and summarizes the most important information in regards to the prescription, rather than package inserts that are lengthy and difficult for non-clinicians to understand," says John Wagner, PEPID president.

PEPID's patient education handouts cover 1200 of the most commonly prescribed medications, as well as herbals and other supplements. Each handout covers the important information about the prescription, distilled down to the most vital points. Sections include: why a medicine is prescribed, storage information, what to do if a dose is missed, cost information, potential side effects, interactions and more.

The new patient education handouts can be integrated into any EMR, HIS, EDIS or physician portal via the PEPID Knowledge Base.

"We've made it possible for system developers to easily integrate this information into any EMR or other HIT system. This allows healthcare professionals to access, customize or print this vital information from within their normal workflow," says Edward Reynolds, PEPID chief technology officer.

PEPID's reputable clinical and pharmacological content is designed to support clinicians through every stage of the decision support process, increasing safety and accuracy through better-informed patient care, and this latest module adds to the robust content and tools available, and helps to improve doctor-patient communications.

PEPID contains the most extensive drug database on the market today, along with thousands of disease profiles and medical conditions, medical and dosing calculators, a drug interactions checker, illustrations, laboratory values and a differential diagnosis generator. All PEPID's clinical decision support data and tools can be integrated into any healthcare information system, EMR, EHR or EDIS to help meet requirements for meaningful use.

Learn more at pepid.com.

Get updates on PEPID's HIMSS 2011 conference news and events. RSVP to marketing@pepid.com.

Contact: Jenna Reynolds
Phone: (888) 321-7828 x211
Email: press@pepid.com


PEPID utilizes cutting-edge technology to deliver clinical decision-support resources specific for healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, EMTs and students.

PEPID content is reviewed and contributed to by partners including the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Educators, the Family Physician Inquiries Network, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Oncology Nursing Society, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists to ensure content is of the highest quality.

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