updated 2/21/2011 11:45:55 AM ET 2011-02-21T16:45:55

EVANSTON, Ill. and BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PEPID, the top developer of clinical decision-support information and technology for healthcare professionals, has announced a partnership with the American Hospital Formulary Service (AHFS), the premier provider of drug information. This partnership will put the AFHS Essentials drug information in electronic format, delivered on any mobile device or within any EMR system.

The 2011 AHFS Essentials is the best selling source of comprehensive drug data available for healthcare professionals today. PEPID is now delivering AHFS drug information electronically.

 "We are excited to deliver AHSF for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists," said John Wagner, PEPID President. "PEPID's mobile and system integration expertise on all platforms makes this drug information easily accessible to pharmacists nationwide."

AHFS Essentials data will be available via iPad, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Online, or seamlessly integrated into any electronic medical record or HIE.

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

The hottest topics in healthcare IT are being covered at the HIMSS conference this year: meaningful use, health information exchange (HIE) and mobile technologies. PEPID is an integral part of that excitement – by introducing this vital drug information on mobile devices, or as the basis of drug information within any EMR system, allowing pharmacists and clinicians quick access to essential drug information.

PEPID has provided clinical specialty-focused products since 1994, and offers the most robust medical information resources on the market as well as the best customer service in the industry. Pharmacies and pharmacists are soon to be the recipients of this technology, information and service. PEPID is available on all smartphones, online or delivered into an existing electronic medical record system. Learn more at www.pepid.com .

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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 pharmacists, 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.

About AHFS

The mission of AHFS Drug Information® (AHFS DI®) is to provide an evidence-based foundation for safe and effective drug therapy. Widely trusted for its established record in refuting unfounded efficacy claims, its rigorous science-based editorial process, and its independence from the influence of pharmaceutical manufacturers, AHFS DI® has remained true to its mission for 50 years. This notable achievement of 5 decades of evidence-based medical publishing has gained AHFS DI® the unique distinction of being the longest published federally designated drug compendium issued by a scientific and professional society. As such, AHFS DI® maintains a unique role in establishing medically accepted uses of drugs, both labeled and off-label.

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