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HHS testing bioterror alerts via handheld

The Department of Health and Human Services will begin testing a bioterrorism alert system for doctors and other health clinicians carrying handheld computers, officials said today. The alert system is a pilot project developed by ePocrates Inc., which operates the nation’s largest handheld network of clinicians. The company is able to send urgent DocAlert messages to more than 700,000 health workers, including 250,000 doctors — nearly half of all practicing physicians in the United States. The project “will allow us to harness the power of technology to communicate with many of the doctors, nurses and other clinicians who will be called on to diagnose and treat patients quickly in the event of a bioterrorist attack,” said HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson. “This will literally allow them to have critical information at their fingertips when they need it most.” Full Story

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