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March 8, 2000

Emergency MedicinePEPID '99 (Portable Emergency Physician Information Database)

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2000;283(10):1355. doi:10.1001/jama.283.10.1355-JBK0308-5-1

PEPID was created by an emergency physician and is an expansion of notes that he had made for himself as reference tools on his palmtop computer. His colleagues were impressed with the material that he had collected and urged him to expand his notes.

PEPID was put together by a team of about 35 medical and pharmaceutical professionals. At first, it was called the Palmtop Emergency Physician Information Database. When the database was expanded for use on PCs and Macs, "PEPID" caught on among physicians and residents. The program has been used in the popular television program "ER" and written up in the daily press.

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