LITTLE ROCK, Ark. and MARLBOROUGH, Mass. 09/25/06 - Healthcare professionals now can access a comprehensive portfolio of trusted medical and nursing references on select smartphones from Alltel Wireless, America's largest network. The service is available from Skyscape, the worldwide leading service for medical information by specialty for mobile devices.
"Alltel is excited to be the first wireless carrier to collaborate with Skyscape on a broad scale," said Elisabeth Owen, president of wireless business solutions for Alltel. "This is a wonderful service that gives healthcare practitioners timely access to accurate, up-to-minute information that will help them provide even better care to their patients."
Alltel users of the Palm® Treo™ and the UT Starcom™ PPC 6700 now can access information on a variety of topics on clinical and evidence based medicine by specialty, including surgical procedures and drug interactions. For a limited time, Skyscape and Alltel are offering healthcare professionals a 20 percent discount on the purchase of Skyscape's medical and nursing references for smartphones.
"Alltel's customers depend on having a reliable wireless connection, and Skyscape is pleased to enhance this value by allowing Alltel's users to stay better informed with Skyscape trusted mobile medical resources," said Sandeep Shah, president and CEO of Skyscape. "Every year healthcare professionals must assimilate and recall an increasingly staggering amount of knowledge about medical facts and research. Since Skyscape's services always deliver the most current and relevant medical information wirelessly, the deployment of this tailored information on the Alltel network makes it easier than ever for them to access clinical information that will help them provide better patient care."