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American College of Physicians and EBSCO Health partner to give141,000 ACP members access to DynaMed Plus™

ACP content and editorial guidance will enhance the new evidence-based resource

PHILADELPHIA, June 15, 2015 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) today announced a partnership with EBSCO Health. This initiative will give 141,000 ACP members complimentary access to DynaMed Plus, a new cross-platform evidence-based clinical decision support tool. ACP is contributing expertise, content, and multimedia to DynaMed Plus.

DynaMed Plus provides clinicians with the ideal blend of evidence and expertise to help them determine optimal patient care paths. With DynaMed Plus, ACP members and other clinicians can quickly and seamlessly find evidence-based answers to make treatment decisions using any device from any location.

"ACP looks forward to collaborating with the already strong DynaMed editorial team and extending the reach of our content and expertise," said Dr. Wayne J. Riley, president, ACP. "ACP's clinical leadership will help to continually develop and maintain internal medicine topics that are important to ACP members."

DynaMed Plus is a significant enhancement over other tools currently on the market and includes the most frequently updated evidence-based content. DynaMed Plus content is supplemented with full color images, is optimized for the way a physician works and provides extremely fast time-to-answer. Additionally, DynaMed Plus gives users thorough and transparent insights into the strength of the evidence-based data for how recommendations are made.

Dr. Robert Centor, immediate past chair of ACP's Board of Regents, and ACP Regent Dr. Jack Ende will join the DynaMed Executive Leadership Board. They will join Dr. Amir Qaseem, ACP's director of clinical policy, who is a current board member. ACP will also provide a deputy editor to be a part of the editorial team overseeing internal medicine topics for DynaMed Plus.

According to EBSCO Health Vice President of Medical Product Management and Chief Content Officer Betsy Jones, the partnership between DynaMed and ACP will greatly benefit physicians. "One way ACP shows its commitment to those who practice internal medicine is by sharing the most updated medical knowledge with them. By working with EBSCO Health and DynaMed Plus, ACP is ensuring that its members have access to evidence-based content that is updated daily, is analyzed systematically through the lens of an expert editorial team focused on a balanced review of the best evidence and provides clinically relevant information in a format that allows physicians to answer questions in the fastest time from any device."

Some content from ACP's current clinical reference tool, Smart Medicine, such as tables, images, and graphics, will be included in DynaMed Plus. Individual paid Smart Medicine subscribers who wish to convert to DynaMed Plus may do so beginning January 1, 2016, when Smart Medicine will be discontinued.

About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 141,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.

About EBSCO Health
EBSCO Health, part of EBSCO Information Services, is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, healthcare business intelligence, and medical research information for the healthcare industry. EBSCO Health users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include CINAHL®, DynaMed Plus™, Nursing Reference Center™, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service™, licensed databases (such as MEDLINE®), plus EBSCONET®. EBSCO databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the electronic resource favored by libraries around the world.