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New Series! NCCN and Health Information Technology Spotlight

By Christine MacCracken, MSHEd, BSN, Senior Director, Business Insights, Editor-in-Chief

The NCCN eBulletin editorial staff is pleased to bring you a new NCCN eBulletin series, HIT Spotlight, where we will provide an overview of current official NCCN Licensees for use of NCCN Content in Health Information Technology (HIT), such as the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), the NCCN Drugs & Biologics Compendium (NCCN Compendium®), the NCCN Biomarkers Compendium™, the NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates (NCCN Templates®), and the NCCN Guidelines for Patients®. NCCN works with organizations through permissions and licensing arrangements to permit the use of NCCN Content in commercial products. This week we are highlighting NCCN Licensees that provide access to NCCN Content via mobile applications:    

Mobile Applications that include NCCN Content

Epocrates, Inc. creates point-of-care digital solutions that enhance the practice of medicine. More than 1.4 million healthcare professionals, including 50% of U.S. physicians, use Epocrates to help improve patient care and practice efficiencies with its drug reference, educational, and clinical apps. For more information about Epocrates, please visit www.epocrates.com.

Skyscape® is a leading provider of mobile apps for medical professionals, trusted by more than one million healthcare professionals worldwide. With more than 600 trusted resources covering 35 medical specialties, Skyscape enables physicians, nurses, students, and other health care professionals to provide quality patient care, save time, and reduce costly medical errors. Unlike classic textbooks, Skyscape apps include advanced search, medical calculators, algorithms, and the ability to cross-reference multiple resources seamlessly, providing for optimal clinical decision support. Skyscape's unmatched breadth of trusted medical content is available for an array of devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry. Skyscape is an official licensee of the NCCN Guidelines® to be utilized in mobile applications.

For a complete listing of the official licensees of NCCN Content for use in HIT, please visit http://www.nccn.org/healthinfotech/default.aspx.

The NCCN is interested in working with organizations through permissions and licensing arrangements to permit the use of NCCN Content in commercial products. If you are interested in becoming a licensee of NCCN Content, or if you want your HIT vendor to be a licensee, please contact C. Lyn Fitzgerald, Vice President, U.S. & Global Development or Christine MacCracken, Senior Director, Business Insights.