Kenilworth, N.J., (December 6, 2016) – The Merck Manual professional app has been completely redesigned and is now free.
This updated app provides easy access to credible medical information anytime, anywhere. Once the app is downloaded, the offline content is stored on the device and is accessible without an internet connection.
“In today’s mobile world, healthcare professionals expect critical health information at their fingertips, with or without an internet connection,” said Robert S. Porter, M.D., Merck Manuals Editor-in-Chief. “Always having a trusted medical resource readily at hand can make all the difference.”
The app contains more than 1,000 photos and illustrations and covers every one of the thousands of subjects discussed in the professional version of the Merck Manual online medical reference at www.merckmanuals.com/professional.
The topics are written and regularly updated by more than 350 medical experts; content is reviewed by an independent editorial board.
All of this material resides on the device so accessing it does not use data and after installation, Wi-Fi connection is not needed.
When an internet connection is available, the app offers additional useful features, such as:
- Videos of procedures and exams that can be streamed or downloaded to device
- Drug reference information
- Quizzes on medical disorders, symptoms, and treatments
- Medical news covering the most current and important health issues
- Editorials written by editorial board members and expert authors
Both the professional app and the consumer app, which has also been completely redesigned and is now free, do not contain ads or collect user data. Visit the consumer version of the Merck Manual online medical reference at www.merckmanuals.com/home.
Tradition of Trust
Merck & Co., Inc. published the original Merck Manual for doctors and pharmacists in 1899. The 19th edition was the last print update of the book for professionals.
The first edition of The Merck Manual of Medical Information, developed specifically to address the need for understandable medical information among consumers, was introduced in 1997.
The references went all-digital in 2015, when many new multimedia features were added, and can be accessed online at no charge. This public service has been expanded by offering the professional and consumer apps for free.
For 125 years, Merck has been a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada.