updated 2/9/2011 2:17:24 PM ET 2011-02-09T19:17:24

PHOENIX, Feb. 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PEPID, the leading developer of clinical decision-support information and technology for doctors and nurses, announced today the release of its Apple iPad® application, making it the first point-of-care application designed to take full advantage of the device.

"I truly believe the iPad and other tablet PCs will play a significant role in the future of healthcare, and I'm pleased to add iPad to our list of supported platforms," says John Wagner, president. "We're proud to be a first mover on the device, providing healthcare professionals with critical information at the bedside from their iPad."

PEPID recently conducted a beta program for the application, and had an overwhelming response as the application was widely praised and accepted by testers.

PEPID is recognized as having the most extensive drug database on the market today, along with thousands of disease profiles and medical conditions, medical and dosing calculators, a drug interaction checker, illustrations, laboratory values and a symptom checker — all of which are now available for the Apple iPad.

"The new PEPID iPad application takes advantage of the device's large screen and intuitive user interface," says Edward Reynolds, chief technology officer. "Our tab navigation interface easily allows healthcare professionals to check for interactions, diagnose a patient, look up diseases and clinical conditions or find proper dosing quickly and easily."

PEPID's specialty-focused suites are available for purchase from pepid.com/ipad, and the application can be downloaded through iTunes.

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. PEPID content is already delivered to iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Palm devices.

PEPID has provided clinical specialty-focused products since 1994, focusing on the way healthcare professionals practice medicine. PEPID offers one of the most robust medical information resources on the market as well as some of the best customer service in the industry.

Those attending HIMSS February 20-24 in Orlando are encouraged to stop by PEPID's booth #663 to see a demonstration. The official launch of the PEPID for iPad application will be held at the PEPID reception Tuesday, February 22 from 4:30-6:30 on the HIMSS exhibit floor.

Learn more at pepid.com/ipad.

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

About PEPID LLC
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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