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McGraw-Hill and Unbound Medicine Expand Strategic Alliance and Release Ground-Breaking PDA Products for Clinicians

New York and Charlottesville, VA October 28 , 2004 — McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global information services provider, and Unbound Medicine, a leading provider of handheld, wireless, and Web solutions for healthcare, today announced the expansion of their strategic alliance in publishing for handheld and wireless devices.

Five new titles were released today under the expanded alliance including CURRENT CONSULT Medicine 2005, CURRENT CONSULT Surgery, Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, and Essentials of Diagnosis and Treatment in Cardiology. In addition, a new component to the popular Diagnosaurus program—Diagnosaurus Surgery—was made available free of charge at Diagnosaurus.com. All products deliver current, need-to-know content from McGraw-Hill on Unbound Medicine’s award-winning mobile platform.

“Our alliance with Unbound Medicine allows us to meet clinicians’ knowledge needs wherever they arise,” Jack Farrell, vice president and publisher of McGraw-Hill’s Medical Online and Digital Division for McGraw-Hill Professional. “Our authoritative, up-to-date content combined with Unbound’s mobile delivery systems bring vital answers to the point of care.”

McGraw-Hill’s new CURRENT CONSULT series delivers critical knowledge to health professionals from the trusted authors of the LANGE Currents series. CURRENT CONSULT Medicine 2005 provides succinct reviews of more that 850 disorders and 550 differential diagnoses from the authors of the best-selling CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment. CURRENT CONSULT Surgery covers more than 360 surgical conditions, 100 differential diagnoses, and 21 cancer staging tables. Via Unbound’s mobile platform, answers are easily found using multiple indexes and extensive cross-links between topics.

Essentials of Diagnosis and Treatment in Cardiology for PDA delivers concise information on the diagnosis and treatment of the 200 most important ambulatory and inpatient cardiac diseases. With its focus on the most important information, this program is perfect for medical students, residents, nurse practitioners, and primary care or family physicians.

Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 4e for PDA provides quick, evidence-based information to guide the selection and interpretation of more than 350 common diagnostic tests. Sections on laboratory tests, imaging studies, microbiology tests, therapeutic drug monitoring and tests in differential diagnosis provide vital information for daily patient care.

Diagnosaurus , the free differential diagnosis application installed by more than 75,000 users, has proven its utility to a wide spectrum of students and clinicians. Diagnosaurus Surgery extends this already powerful differential diagnosis tool with surgical content. Clinicians can quickly find diagnostic assistance by entering either a disease or symptoms.

“We are delighted to be expanding our partnership with McGraw-Hill,” said William Detmer, MD, president and CEO of Unbound Medicine. “The new CURRENT CONSULT series and other leading McGraw-Hill titles are ideally suited for mobile healthcare professionals who need immediate answers at the point of care.”

The above PDA products are available for trial and purchase at the
Unbound Medicine Store
and also on CD-ROM through medical bookstores and distributors.

About McGraw-Hill
McGraw-Hill Professional is a leading global provider of general interest, business, multimedia and computer titles, and reference works that include materials for the scientific, technical and medical communities. It is a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, 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 BusinessWeek. Founded in 1888, the Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2003 were $4.8 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com.

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. Additional information is available at http://www.unboundmedicine.com.


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