Medical librarians play a critical leadership role in ensuring that the clinicians in their institution have access to the most current medical literature and best available evidence. Hospital leadership looks to librarians to recommend clinical decision support resources that are evidence-based, current, trusted, and easy to use at the point of care.
UpToDate® Relies on Medical Evidence
Our rigorous editorial process is one of the primary reasons that UpToDate is the most trusted clinical decision support resource in the world. Over 5,100 physician authors and editors use their deep clinical domain expertise to critically evaluate the medical literature and produce original evidence-based content in a succinct, searchable format that can be quickly and easily accessed at the point of care.
UpToDate goes well beyond compiling a list of evidence. We provide a rigorous evaluation of the evidence and make recommendations about how the evidence should be applied at the point of care. Additionally, the UpToDate continuous publishing process means that clinicians get access to the most current information.
“There is no question that UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical resource. I didn’t understand how complex the creation of a new topic is until I became a member of their Librarian Advisory Board…Knowing the information goes through such a methodological process gives me confidence that I am providing the best information to my clinical staff to make point-of-care decisions.”
Deborah Klein, MSLS, AHIP, Medical Librarian, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
"One of our main objectives in the library is to provide the most current evidence to our clinicians to make clinical decisions. I find our clinicians trust UpToDate because the content is evidence-based and updated continuously.”
Anne Kramer, RN-BC, MN, Director, Medical Education/ Medical Library Gwinnett Medical Center
The Bottom Line: UpToDate Provides Value
The most trusted and widely used clinical decsion support resource in the world, UpToDate is accessed more than 18 million times each month by hundreds of thousands of users around the world. It has become an essential part of the everyday practice of medicine and is the only clinical decision support resource associated with improved outcomes. The assembly of leading physician authors, our rigorous editorial process, the breadth and depth of topics we cover and our association with improved quality of care place UpToDate in a singular position among clinical decision support solutions.
Learn more about how UpToDate can help your clinicians practice the best medicine.
In an effort to better understand the needs of our valued librarian customers, UpToDate has established a Librarian Advisory Board to foster dialogue and help develop and improve our products. If you would like more information about becoming a member, contact: email@example.com