Medscape Launches Newly Designed iPad App
Medscape app updated with new design and tools to deepen physician experience
NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013
NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medscape from WebMD (Nasdaq: WBMD),
the leading source of clinical news, health information and point-of-care
tools for healthcare professionals, has released a new design and enhanced
features for its Medscape app for the iPad^® and iPad^® mini. Medscape is the
highest-rated and fastest-growing free medical app among physicians, providing
vital information for clinicians at the point of care.
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Medscape has approximately 3 million registered app users. Medscape's suite of
mobile clinical reference tools conveniently assists physicians and other
healthcare providers through their preferred mobile device. Included in the
free Medscape app are formulary information, medical calculators, drug,
disease and condition references, and a drug interaction checker. Intuitive
and easy to search and navigate, the app provides the latest medical news,
keeping physicians abreast of the most important news impacting their
practices. In addition, the app offers continuing medical education and
training to meet licensure requirements.
From streamlined content updates to full optimization across the multi-screen
platform, Medscape continues to innovate to better serve the needs of
physicians and healthcare providers. The Medscape app provides current and
comprehensive reference information along with clinical multimedia content.
With insights from leading academic thought leaders and Medscape CME courses
from the leading provider of online CME, healthcare providers can use the
Medscape app for a broad range of professional purposes.
"There is a growing trend among healthcare providers in all specialties to
integrate mobile devices into their daily workflows to conveniently access
information and clinical tools," said Steve Zatz, Executive Vice President for
WebMD Professional Services. "Medscape is dedicated to providing
decision-making support at the point of care, offering healthcare providers
the most robust content and services at no cost."
New features now available on the free Medscape App for the iPad and iPad mini
oMedical Calculators: Users can access 129 medical calculators covering
formulas, scales and classifications directly through the calculator
feature. Additionally, there are over 600 drugs in the drug reference with
integrated dosing calculators.
oFormulary Information: The Medscape app provides clinicians with a
complete list of over 1,800 insurance plans across all 50 states.
Physicians can save their accepted health plans and have access to the
tier status of a particular drug, compare the tier status for drugs in the
same class, and know which drugs are covered and least expensive to
patients based on their insurance plans, all within the app.
Medscape's industry-leading medical information app is available for free for
iPhone^®, Android™, iPad^®, iPad^® mini, and Kindle Fire^® devices.
Registration for a free Medscape account is accessible through the app or by
visiting www.medscape.com. To learn more about the Medscape app, please visit
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