NEW ORLEANS, La. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today at the HIMSS13 Annual Conference & Exhibition, the availability of UpToDate® Anywhere, enabling healthcare enterprises to improve patient care by equipping clinicians with anytime/anywhere access to comprehensive, evidence-based, clinical decision support through the award-winning UpToDate mobile app.
As doctors and healthcare enterprises embrace mobile health initiatives and increasingly adopt devices like the iPad®, iPhone® and other tablets and smartphones as clinical tools, they can now get actionable answers to point-of-care questions on-site, at satellite offices, at home or on the go by using the UpToDate mobile app. Rated as one of “The Best Apps in Publishing” by EContent Magazine, UpToDate is available in iOS, Android™ and Windows 8 mobile platforms as well as via any internet browser. More than 88,000 UpToDate individual subscribers are already using the UpToDate mobile app which is available in over 180 countries.
UpToDate Anywhere offers robust back-end tools for healthcare IT administrators that streamline user registration and on-going user management. Available in the United States and Canada, the UpToDate Anywhere Subscriber Manager is an intuitive, web-based tool for ambulatory group practices that allows administrators to add users, upload user groups and manage access efficiently. For hospitals and other healthcare institutions, Subscriber Self Registration allows clinicians to register for UpToDate directly without added HIT administration.
“I love remote access to UpToDate. It’s a resource we use as a go-to source for peer-reviewed information that is universally trusted,” said Douglas Young, PA-C at Southwest Medical Associates in Nevada. “The fact that we get CME credit for the time we spend researching clinical information is a huge bonus. The more our staff uses UpToDate, the better the return on our investment!”
With UpToDate Anywhere, hospitals can support broader opportunities for continuing medical education: whenever and wherever clinicians research clinical questions through UpToDate, they are earning CME credits.
“UpToDate Anywhere plays a key role in provider efforts to increase clinician satisfaction by making their go-to evidence-based clinical decision support solution available regardless the clinician’s location,” said Denise Basow, M.D., Vice President/General Manager and Editor-in-Chief, UpToDate at Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions.
UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical knowledge system which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. UpToDate’s more than 5,100 world-renowned physician authors, editors and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality. More than 700,000 clinicians in 158 countries and almost 90% of academic medical centers in the U.S. rely on UpToDate, and more than 30 research studies confirm UpToDate’s widespread usage and association with improved patient care and hospital performance, including reduced length of stay, adverse complications and mortality.
UpToDate is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion).