VIDAL Hoptimal Now Offers a New, International Clinical Decision Support Resource: UpToDate

Issy les Moulineaux, 22 May 2013 - VIDAL, the healthcare products and prescription services specialist, announces an exclusive distribution agreement in France for UpToDate® — the world’s leading clinical decision support resource from Wolters Kluwer Health.

A Global Clinical Decision Support Resource
UpToDate is the most trusted source for evidence-based clinical information for more than 700,000 clinicians in 158 countries. Covering 21 medical specialties and more than 10,000 clinical topics, UpToDate is designed to provide clinicians with reliable answers to clinical questions at the point of care. Around the globe, UpToDate has become an indispensable part of clinical workflows in over 25,000 institutions and practices.

An Additional Clinical Asset for VIDAL Hoptimal, the Health Information Portal for Healthcare Institutions
Incorporating UpToDate links in VIDAL Hoptimal aligns with VIDAL’s strategy to be the health information leader for healthcare institutions. VIDAL customers will benefit by gaining access to the most trusted clinical content available to treat patients.

“Now that UpToDate has been incorporated into VIDAL Hoptimal, the user has access to an extensive clinical knowledge base that is unparalleled in France,” says Maurice Ventura, VIDAL Markets Manager.

Access to the UpToDate site requires an annual subscription. A link and the search engine on the VIDAL Hoptimal home page will automatically redirect clinicians to the UpToDate site, where IP recognition gives them direct access to summary and recommendations for over 10,000 topics.

A Rigorous Editorial Process
A rigorous editorial process is one of the primary reasons that UpToDate is the most trusted clinical decision support resource in the world. More than 5,100 physician authors, editors and peer reviewers from 51 countries use their deep clinical domain expertise to critically evaluate available medical literature to produce original content in a succinct, searchable format that can be quickly and easily accessed at the point of care.

Unparalleled Breadth and Depth
In addition to 10,000 + clinical topics across 21 medical specialties, UpToDate also provides more than 25,000 graphics, 135 medical calculators and more than 1,500 patient information topics –  easily searchable to quickly find answers to clinical questions when clinicians need them most. Entering French or English keywords will return a list of topics sorted according to relevance.

“Our mission is to improve care worldwide, thus it is important to be working in partnership with VIDAL to offer French doctors the most reliable and up-to-date clinical content for treating their patients,” adds Dr. Denise Basow, Vice President and General Manager of UpToDate at Wolters Kluwer Health.
For a demonstration of UpToDate, visit:, or visit the VIDAL booth at Hôpital Expo,1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris, France between May 28 - 30.