2012 Mobile Star Awards Entries:
> Enterprise Software: Healthcare Reference – Skyscape Medical Resources
> Success Story: Healthcare – Health eVillages
Company Structure: Private Company, established in 1993
Markets: Direct-to-Consumer, Education, Field Service, Healthcare, Military
Operating Systems Supported:
Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows CE, Windows Mobile, Windows
The Skyscape Medical Resources app provides more than 2 million physicians, nurses, students and other healthcare professional (HCP) users worldwide with access to essential clinical decision support tools at the point of care.
Through it’s free medical app, Skyscape offers users four valuable tools including clinical references, a drug guide, a medical calculator and news notifications. For instance, the Outlines in Clinical Medicine resource shares information on 850+ diseases and symptom-related topics, while RxDrugs supplies information on thousands of brand name and generic drugs along with an interaction checker, pill images and formulary data covering more than 5,000 U.S. health plans. The medical calculator, Archimedes, offers 200+ tools that are organized by specialty. The healthcare industry survives on new data for conditions, medical treatments, technology and more, meaning HCPs must have access to the most up-to-date content. As such, Skyscape also developed MedAlert™ notifications, which deliver breaking clinical news, drug alerts and other emerging data directly to the user’s device.
All of Skyscape’s medical content is selected with the HCP in mind, ensuring the majority of the resources HCPs use in school and during training are available within the app in a convenient mobile format. Skyscape offers more than 600 premium clinical resources and other tools that were created in partnership with trusted medical publishers such as FA Davis, Wolters Kluwer, McGraw Hill and Merck & Co. HCPs can customize their app with the resources they need, based on their profession and specialty. Then, in November 2011, Skyscape began leveraging Apple’s in-app purchasing functionality, effectively consolidating all its premium resources into one location. Now clinicians spend less time finding the right resources and spend more time treating their patients.
Skyscape goes beyond providing just the resources; it helps HCPs do their jobs better. Instead of spending time combing through multiple websites or apps, Skyscape’s SmartSearch™ technology allows clinicians to search their entire resource library at once. With SmartLink™, users can cross-reference multiple Skyscape resources so when HCPS are checking clinical information during a patient visit, they can link to relevant treatment guidelines, review drug information and more without disrupting their workflow.
By accessing its clinical resources, integrated calculators, algorithms, medical journals and other tools, HCPs can efficiently guide through diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management to provide the best possible treatment at the point of care to their patients – all thanks to the Skyscape Medical Resources app.
See how Skyscape’s Health eVillages initiative provides medical resources to clinicians in Africa, China; Haiti; and rural Louisiana.