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Sermo Launches Real-Time Medicine Mobile App for Physicians

Sermo, an online network in the United States exclusive to physicians, recently introduced Sermo Mobile, an application that allows physicians to access the country’s greatest concentration of medical knowledge in real time. Sermo Mobile builds on Sermo’s current Web platform, an online resource where physicians from across 68 specialties and all 50 states collaborate, discuss, and consult with each other to provide the highest quality care to their patients.

“Sermo Mobile allows members quick and easy access to the knowledge and expertise of leading PCPs and specialists throughout the country, anytime, anywhere,” says Daniel Palestrant, MD, founder and CEO of Sermo. “Turning the concept of real-time medicine into reality has been our vision for some time, and this technology allows physicians to immediately impact patient care.”

A key feature of Sermo Mobile is iConsult. With three touches of the screen, physicians can take or add a photograph of a physical finding, x-ray, or laboratory result; choose a suitable question from the list available; and then immediately send it to relevant specialists in the Sermo network. Members can view and respond in real time, offering access to shared medical expertise.

Additional features of Sermo Mobile include the following:

• fast, easy access to Sermo discussions about clinical cases, practice management, and healthcare reform;

• anytime, anywhere access to the Sermo community to ask questions or share opinions;

• the ability to author and track posts directly from a mobile phone; and

• notifications that keep members informed of the latest developments in medicine.

“The ability to consult with my colleagues in real time, from the patient’s bedside or my exam room, addresses an unmet need and will be of tremendous benefit, particularly for urgent clinical cases when I need an immediate response,” says Christopher Y. Chang, MD, of Fauquier ENT Consultants. “Similarly, the capacity to instantly post images and explanations about a patient case and share this information with colleagues through Sermo Mobile helps me provide the best care possible to my patients.”

Working in close collaboration with physicians across the country, Sermo identified an increase in mobile use in clinical settings, and the need for a mobile app to complement its online service. Sermo Mobile is currently available for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Physicians can download Sermo Mobile for free at www.sermo.com/mobile.

— Source: Sermo