Free PDA Healthcare Diagnosis Tool - Diagnosaurus

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 2003 The most challenging questions that healthcare professionals and students rely on for diagnosing a patient can now be accessed on Palm OS and Pocket PC devices through the new PDA tool Diagnosaurus, offered by McGraw-Hill Professional and powered by Unbound Medicine. Diagnosaurus makes important medical differential diagnosis (DDx) information available free of charge for the PDA at

Through the Diagnosaurus quick access format, healthcare professionals and students can make more informed decisions by instantly receiving a list of alternative diagnoses after selecting a diagnosis or patient symptom from an index on the PDA. Diagnosaurus provides medical professionals and students with an invaluable tool that is especially useful for rounds and case conferences.

With differential diagnoses adapted from the best-selling CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, Diagnosaurus provides immediate access to more than 1,000 differential diagnoses, covering more than 500 symptoms and signs, and 700 diseases. Information is alphabetically categorized and searchable by disease, symptom and organ system. The symptom selections are all hyperlinked with cross-references to related diagnoses within the program.

"McGraw-Hill Professional has incorporated the latest technology and industry leading content to deliver an on-the-spot reference tool that gives medical professionals the flexibility they are looking for," said Michael Hays, vice president and group publisher of McGraw-Hill Professional's Scientific, Technical and Medical division. "This DDx tool puts a searchable medical reference database that includes hundreds of diseases, symptoms, signs and their corresponding differential diagnoses at their fingertips."

About McGraw-Hill

McGraw-Hill Professional, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, is a publishing leader in business and investing, management, careers, self-help, consumer health, language reference, test preparation, sports and recreation, and general interest titles. McGraw-Hill Education is a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, a global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor's and Business Week. The corporation has more than 320 offices in 34 countries. Sales in 2002 were $4.8 billion.

About Unbound Medicine

Unbound Medicine, Inc. provided the information architecture expertise and CogniQ(TM), its mobile knowledge management platform for Diagnosaurus. Unbound Medicine develops next-generation knowledge management systems for healthcare. The company's handheld 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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