AstraZeneca has launched a new web tool to help healthcare professionals (HCPs) ‘consume, discover and share’ medical literature as part of its ‘beyond-the-pill’ strategy.
Currently only available in a US-beta launch, DoctorsNotes is a free extension for Google’s Chrome internet browser that allows HCPs to annotate and organise their online reading.
It will also offer HCPs the option to discuss and compare notes with their peers, a function AZ says could be used to establish communities around specific areas of interest or study – something the company hopes will be of interest to those researching or working in hospitals and institutions.
AZ is also working on a service for COPD called Breathe.Able that will combine wearable technology with a messaging function to help patients understand and manage their condition.
In the meantime DoctorsNotes is expected to be launched in a number of markets outside the US later this year.