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In a crowded field of companies marketing web-based handheld devices that allow physicians to perform a myriad of functions, ePocrates Inc. is trying to differentiate itself by offering less than its competition. That is, its idea is to ease physicians into using web-enabled devices with a package of prescription drug information.
Entrepreneur Jim Sweeney, credited with founding the home infusion therapy industry, heads up CardioNet Inc., a start-up that aims to provide real-time cardiac monitoring, so patients can get prompter treatment. The CardioNet system senses and transmits cardiac events automatically, an important feature, since 40% of heart attack victims aren't even aware that they are experiencing some form of life-threatening event.
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