Unbound Medicine and F.A. Davis Partner to Bring References to PDA

Unbound Medicine and F.A. Davis Partner to Bring Leading Medical References to Handheld and Wireless Devices

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses and Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Delivered via the CogniQ Platform

Charlottesville, VA, February 18, 2004 — Unbound Medicine, a leading provider of handheld, wireless, and Web solutions for healthcare, and F.A. Davis Company, a leading publisher of health professional texts and databases for the medical and nursing community, today announced a partnership to integrate F.A. Davis's best-selling references with Unbound Medicine's award-winning CogniQ platform.

Via CogniQ—Unbound Medicine's integrated handheld, wireless and Web platform—F.A. Davis content will be delivered to the point of need, enabling physicians, nurses, and other health professionals to access the latest medical knowledge on their device of choice.

"Our partnership with Unbound Medicine provides a unique opportunity to meet the growing demands of mobile health professionals," said Judy Ilov Neely, Senior Vice President of F.A. Davis Company. "Unbound's award-winning knowledge management platform is ideal for our content because it allows health professionals to manage their professional knowledge wherever they choose—on personal digital assistants, wireless devices, or the Web."

"We are delighted to work with F.A. Davis to deliver critical, authoritative clinical knowledge where and when it is needed," said William Detmer, MD, president and CEO of Unbound Medicine. "Davis's content is specially suited for mobile health professionals and our CogniQ platform because it provides up-to-date, practical information on a wide range of clinical topics in a consistent and easy-to-use form."

Product rollout begins with Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses

Product rollout began today with Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, the comprehensive and highly respected drug reference for the nursing community. This best-selling resource covers more than 5,000 medications, drug classes, and herbal preparations. Via CogniQ, drug updates are delivered to the PDA automatically on synchronization and extensive cross-linking allows easy navigation to the desired information.

In the coming weeks, Unbound will launch Taber's Cyclopedia Medical Dictionary, the best-selling healthcare dictionary. This comprehensive resource covers more than 55,000 medical terms and provides up-to-date definitions, etymology, and pronunciations in areas of medicine, nursing, and alternative/complementary medicine.

About F.A. Davis Company

F.A. Davis Company ( is a leading American publisher that has been independently owned and operated since 1879. It is well known in the healthcare industry for its many best selling textbooks, references, and educational software in nursing, medicine and the health professions. Among its top selling titles are Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, the best selling healthcare dictionary for over 60 years and Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses. In addition to nursing, F.A. Davis publishes extensively in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and clinical lab sciences.

About Unbound Medicine

Unbound Medicine, Inc. ( develops next-generation knowledge management systems for healthcare. The company's handheld, wireless, and Web-based technology platform and information architecture services help partners provide healthcare professionals with advanced systems for acquiring, managing, and sharing knowledge.


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