2014 Mobile Star Awards Entrant:
> Enterprise Healthcare Reference – Skyscape Medical Library
2012 & 2013 Mobile Star Awards Winner:
> Enterprise Healthcare Reference – Skyscape Medical Resources
360 Church Street, Suite 110
Northborough, MA 01532
info [at] skyscape.com
> Kristin Snowdon-Smith, Marketing Manager, kristin [at] skyscape.com
> Verinder Bawa, Operations Manager, verinder [at] skyscape.com
Company Structure: Private Company, established in 1993
Operating Systems Supported: Android, Apple iOS
Featured Mobile App: Skyscape Medical Library
The Skyscape Medical Library app provides more than a million physicians, nurses, students and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) worldwide with access to essential clinical decision support tools at the point of care.
Though it’s a free medical app, Skyscape offers users four valuable tools including clinical references, a drug guide, a medical calculator and news notifications. The Skyscape Clinical Consult resource shares information on 850+ diseases and symptom-related topics, while Skyscape Rx supplies information on thousands of brand name and generic drugs along with an interaction checker and pill images. The medical calculator 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 developed MedBeats™ 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 400 premium clinical resources and other tools that were created in partnership with trusted medical publishers such as Elsevier, FA Davis, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins-Wolters Kluwer Health, McGraw Hill and Wiley. HCPs can customize their apps with the resources they need, based on their profession and specialty. Since 2011, Skyscape has leveraged Apple’s in-app purchasing functionality, effectively consolidating all its premium resources into its Medical Library app. Now clinicians and students 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; using smartsearch Skyscape allows clinicians to search its entire resource library at once. With Skyscape’s 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 be guided through diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management to provide the best possible treatment at the point of care to their patients – all thanks to Skyscape Medical Library.
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