Saudi Commission for Health Specialties Accredits UpToDate from Wolters Kluwer for Continuing Medical Education

June 28, 2016 - The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that UpToDate®, its evidence-based clinical decision support resource, is now accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) as a continuing medical education resource. Healthcare practitioners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can earn CME credits while using UpToDate to answer clinical questions.

The SCFHS is committed to supporting healthcare practitioners with high quality resources for continuing medical education. With the accreditation of UpToDate, practitioners throughout the Kingdom can gain CME credit as they research clinical questions while caring for patients. UpToDate truly offers on-the-job continuous learning, from home, hospital or via a mobile app.

UpToDate helps healthcare practitioners stay current with changes in medical practice and recommended treatments across 23 specialties. Practitioners in Saudi Arabia trust the evidence-based, physician-authored resource to make the right point-of-care decisions. The online resource is available via web access and on mobile devices by using the award-winning UpToDate iOS® and Android apps.

"One of the biggest challenges for clinicians is keeping up with the increasing volume of medical literature," says Peter Bonis, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer. "Using UpToDate at the point of care not only provides the best answers to clinical questions but, as a CME resource, it ensures clinicians in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia remain current with the latest medical evidence."

Earning and redeeming credits through UpToDate is a simple process and does not require tests, fees or the use of a third-party provider. The time which Saudi physicians already spend reading UpToDate may be claimed towards CME on the basis of 1 hour of learning equaling 1 credit. SCFHS will accept a maximum of 10 credit hours earned from use of UpToDate by each healthcare practitioner per year during his or her re-registration period.

For information about earning CME through SCFHS, visit: http://www.scfhs.org.sa/en/CME-ADRP/Pages/default.aspx.

To learn how to access UpToDate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, visit this page: http://learn.uptodate.com/ksa.