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Press Release: Unbound Medicine, a leader in knowledge management solutions for healthcare, today announced the release of mobile medical applications for Microsoftâ€™s new and completely redesigned mobile platform, WindowsÂ® Phone 7. This release enables a growing number of healthcare professionals to access up-to-date medical information on mobile devices. The Unboundâ„¢ Platform currently supports native applications for iOS (iPhoneÂ®, iPod touchÂ®, iPadâ„¢), BlackBerryÂ®, Androidâ„¢, Windows MobileÂ®, and PalmÂ® devices.
Unbound Medicine employs Windows Phoneâ€™s new interface and navigation components to create a unique look and feel for its applications. Consistency throughout Microsoftâ€™s smart design and integrated experiences makes it easy for Windows Phone users to find information.
Relief Central, Unbound Medicineâ€™s free mobile and web application for disaster relief workers, was named a winner of the Windows Phone Federal Apps contest.
â€œWindows Phone 7 is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that is creating a variety of quality apps and games, like those from Unbound Medicine, designed to take advantage of the phoneâ€™s unique features and design,â€ said Todd Brix, senior director of Windows Phone Marketplace at Microsoft Corp. â€œUnbound Medicineâ€™s Relief Central application, winner of the Windows Phone Federal Apps contest for its exceptional use of the phoneâ€™s unique features and design to easily deliver content from Federal government agencies to Windows Phone users, is a perfect example of the rich applications people will find on Windows Phone Marketplace to get the most out of their phone.â€
Best-selling applications now available for Windows Phone include Nursing Central, Unbound Medicineâ€™s fully-integrated disease, drug, and test resource; 5-Minute Clinical Consult from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; McGraw-Hillâ€™s Diagnosaurus; three versions of The Merck Manual from Merck & Co., Inc.; the consumer-focused Family Drug Guide featuring Consumer Reports Healthâ€™s Best Buy Drugsâ„¢; and Taberâ€™s Medical Dictionary and Davisâ€™s Drug Guide from F.A. Davis.
â€œWindows Phone has made a significant contribution to the mobile platform landscape with a feature-rich and easy-to-use interface,â€ said Philip Peterson, chief technology officer of Unbound Medicine. â€œUnbound Medicine recognizes that the Windows Phone platform is a game-changer. We will continue to develop applications as new platforms become available in order to provide our users with what they needâ€”up-to-date information.â€
Browse a list of available applications at www.unboundmedicine.com/windows_phone or search â€œUnbound Medicineâ€ in the Zune Marketplace.
While we have not had the big medical apps like SkyScape jump in yet, the options are now finally growing, and it should now only be a question of time.