Press Release: Wolters Kluwer Health Releases First Interactive Edition of Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics
PHILADELPHIA (October 1, 2013) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, today announced the release of the 34th edition of the Washington Manual® of Medical Therapeutics, the first edition of the venerable text with full digital interactivity. Written by residents and fellows and reviewed by faculty at the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Washington Manual is considered the premiere portable reference for generations of physicians. Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and pharmacy.
First published more than 65 years ago, the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics has been completely revamped and repackaged as an interactive digital experience powered by InklingTM. Viewable through a browser or as a download to a tablet or smartphone, the new digital version includes the complete text with customized navigation and a rapid, index-based search capability.
Known as the leading reference on the wards, "The Manual" has been thoroughly updated to deliver an evidence-based presentation of current therapies in an engaging, but practical format, in both print and digital, and making it the preferred on-call reference for house staff, medical students, faculty and other healthcare professionals throughout the world.
The enhanced functionality gives a new generation of physicians an ability to quickly navigate and personalize the classic text. Users can link to relevant content directly from the text, to a newly created glossary, and to citations on PubMed and other related Internet articles. Users also can share notes with colleagues, highlight text for easier reference, insert electronic bookmarks and cut-and-paste.
New features include a streamlined formula that helps readers keep pace with the latest advances in the field. An enhanced table of contents allows for quick reference and a new chapter on toxicology prepares the user to respond effectively to any poisoning, overdose or exposure emergency. Decision support algorithms simplify clinical support to a functional concept.