Business Editors/Hi-Tech & Medical Writers ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2001--, Inc., producer of the vast eMedicine World Medical Reference, announced today an entirely new way for medical institutions and organizations to deliver accredited Continuing Medical Education units to their staff for, literally, pennies. eMedicine now offers plans with a fixed number of hours, up to 7,500, or unlimited CME for hospital system employees and providers. The cost per staff member can be as low as $3.36 for individual, unlimited CME - 50 hours would cost less than 7 cents each! This new program is only available for subscribers to eMedicine's Institutional and Enterprise Editions. Jonathan Adler, MD, FAAEM, President and Chief Medical Officer, stated that "eMedicine is already one of the most economical ways for a medical professional to have access to online continuing education - this new program takes this to the next level." eMedicine's content is approved for Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award for physicians, the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation for nurses and the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education for pharmacists, all delivered through the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Nebraska Pharmacists Association. Currently, 30,000 hours of CME and CE are available. More than 2,000 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Europe are currently evaluating eMedicine's new Institutional Subscription offering, which will be released in January 2002. This new Continuing Education program will be available at the same time. eMedicine is the only medical reference source that is continually updated, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. eMedicine's online Emergency Medical Reference, launched in 1998, is one of the most visited medical resources in the world, with over 10 million uses. The company also created the Group Publishing System, a patented web-based authoring, content management and content delivery solution. The company is privately held, with offices in St. Petersburg, Florida, Omaha, Nebraska, Syracuse, New York, Boston, Massachusetts, St. Louis, Missouri and Washington, DC.