UpToDate MobileComplete from Wolters Kluwer Answers Doctors’ Questions — Even When They’re Offline

Fast, Offline Mobile Access to UpToDate App is Now Available for Users at Hospitals and Institutions

March 2, 2016 - Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today the release of UpToDate MobileComplete for mobile enterprise users. With this new capability, users can download comprehensive clinical content from UpToDate to their mobile device for offline access. The announcement, made during the HIMSS16 Annual Conference & Exhibition, ensures UpToDate institutional customers always have offline access to trusted, evidence-based recommendations across iOS® and Android devices, regardless of Wi-Fi and cellular network connectivity challenges.

For institutional users at hospitals, health systems and academic institutions, UpToDate MobileComplete takes the speed and convenience of the award-winning mobile app one step further by enabling users to download the UpToDate clinical content locally to their device. With MobileComplete, clinicians can access all of UpToDate without an Internet connection—even in dead zones. For users with restrictive data plans, offline access aids in reducing data usage.

UpToDate MobileComplete delivers instant access to more than 10,500 clinician topics, over 9,700 graded recommendations authored by clinical experts, more than 5,600 drug entries, 30,000 graphics and CME credit tracking, as well as numerous mobile-optimized calculators. Plus, to ensure users access the most current recommendations, the app periodically verifies and updates content when a network connection is present.

The popular UpToDate app has been recognized by numerous healthcare and technology publications, earning a spot on the following lists:

  • Ten Apps Physicians Should Start Using Now, Physicians Practice
  • The Best Medical Apps for Your New iPhone, iMedicalApps
  • The Top 7 Medical Apps for Doctors, Capterra
  • Top 10 iPhone Apps Every Medical Student Must Have, medaholic
  • Top Mobile Apps for Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner Schools
  • 12 Must-Have Emergency Medicine Mobile Apps, Schumacher Group
  • Essential Medical Apps in Pediatrics, About.Health
  • The Best Apps in Publishing, EContent Magazine

A worldwide survey conducted by UpToDate revealed that individual doctors and healthcare institutions are increasingly implementing mobile health strategies to drive adoption of devices like iPads and smartphones as clinical tools. The survey found that 77% of doctors use a smartphone during practice and 70% use mobile devices for clinical decision support. With UpToDate MobileComplete, doctors get actionable answers to point-of-care questions at their hospitals, satellite offices, home or on-the-go, with and without an Internet connection.

Said one UpToDate MobileComplete user: "Fortunately, I was able to install MobileComplete in my smartphone and it works perfectly well. To have access to the entire content of UpToDate anywhere, anytime, and offline is really great. Before that, sometimes I needed it but did not bother to try to access it in the hospital because I knew it would not work. Most of the time, the internet access is bad in most sectors of our hospital. It comforts me to know that I can access UpToDate when and where I need it. Thank you for this huge help."

"Helping clinicians quickly find the best answers to their clinical questions at the bedside, in the clinic or wherever they may be is a central component of our mission to improve the effectiveness of care worldwide," said Denise Basow, MD, President & CEO, Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer. "The launch of UpToDate MobileComplete advances that mission by ensuring clinicians always have quick access to trusted clinical information at the point of care, with or without an Internet connection."

To learn more about UpToDate MobileComplete, visit: http://www.uptodate.com/home/uptodate-mobile-access.

UpToDate MobileComplete will be featured at Booth #5537 at HIMSS16, March 1-3, 2016 in Las Vegas.

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*UpToDate 2014 Survey of 930 practitioners in 68 countries.