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Healthcare Sciences Publisher PLM and IBM Speed Access to Medical Information to Deliver Better Patient Care with Mobile
Date:7/25/2014

ARMONK, N.Y. and MEXICO CITY, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that PLM, a Latin American healthcare sciences publisher, launched a library of mobile apps to deliver medical information on conditions such as cancer and heart disease. Healthcare providers using a mobile device can now access the most up-to-date information to deliver better patient care.

Mobile device usage among medical professionals is growing rapidly, with many relying on smartphones and tablets to access the information they need at the point of care. According to a recent report, 9 in 10 healthcare providers will use smartphones in a professional capacity this year.1 The leading reason physicians use smartphones is to access drug information.2  

PLM used the IBM MobileFirst application development portfolio to help convert its medical reference guides into 35 mobile apps, developed within just weeks, to deliver timely access to information about diseases, treatments and medicines, enabling clinicians to improve patient care.

PLM provides the most widely used medical reference guides in the Spanish-speaking world. Doctors and health specialists have based millions of treatment decisions on the information in PLM's database that includes dosing information for different patient characteristics such as age and weight, and highlights potential interactions between prescriptions.

"By transforming our products for today's mobile world, PLM has been able to improve access to timely, accurate information that is critical to our users, no matter what device or platform they use," said Antonio Carrasco, general manager of PLM. "As our business continues to grow, IBM can support o
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