November 24, 2014 – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that UpToDate® was recognized as a 2014 eHealthcare Leadership Award Winner in the Best Health/Healthcare Content website category. UpToDate was recognized for its comprehensive clinical content, unique format and user-friendly search capabilities.
There were more than 1,000 entries, from which 225 organizations were selected for recognition in 14 categories for outstanding websites and digital communications. A panel of 114 judges determined winners based on the following criteria: a digital focus on enhanced visual interest, simplified site navigation, and ability to showcase key service lines.
“The demands of healthcare reform and an increasingly competitive environment have accelerated digital innovation,” says Mark Gothberg, eHealthcare Leadership Awards chairman. “As in previous years, competition was especially strong among large hospitals, healthcare systems, physician-focused sites, and managed care organizations.”
The website, www.uptodate.com, was honored in the Physician/Clinician-Focused Site class for its wide-ranging clinical content, featuring more than 10,000 clinical topics coupled with more than 9,000 recommendations for diagnosis and treatment in 22 specialties. Written, reviewed and continuously updated by more than 5,700 physicians, UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical decision support resource that is proven to change the way clinicians practice medicine.
The site’s advanced and intuitive design allows doctors to quickly preview outlines of key topics or jump directly to a particular section in a topic to drill deeper.
The robust Search in Your Own Language capability streamlines searching for clinical information and graded recommendations by leveraging an advanced, patent-pending translation system for search terms in Simplified and Traditional Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. Plus, the auto-complete feature of UpToDate search also predicts words or phrases in a clinician’s native language.
The award echoes the recent 2014 UpToDate Subscriber Survey which found that 96% of UpToDate users worldwide trust UpToDate as an authoritative point-of-care clinical information resource.
“The evolution of healthcare demands continuous technological innovation. We continue to work on new ways to get answers closer to the fingertips of physicians, with fewer clicks and fewer swipes,” said Denise Basow, MD, Vice President and General Manager, UpToDate at Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “We dedicate our eHealthcare Leadership Award to the clinicians around the world who are working to improve the quality and effectiveness of the care they provide to every patient.”