Access UpToDate Through Epic

Direct access to UpToDate® brings clinical decision support closer to the point of care and allows clinicians to accrue CME/CE credits with searches conducted through the EHR/EMR.

UpToDate Free Text Links from Epic

Users can perform a free text search to UpToDate, making it easy to quickly search for any topic from the left and/or top health link tool bar.

UpToDate supports the HL7 Infobutton in Epic®

  • Tailored searches of UpToDate content relevant to a specific patient’s disease, condition, medication, lab results, age and gender
  • Support EHR's efforts to meet Meaningful Use / Promoting Interoperability requirements through linked clinical decision support.

HL7 Infobutton links to UpToDate from Epic’s Active Guidelines (AGL)

Embedding the UpToDate HL7 Infobutton into Epic's AGL enables clinicians to get answers to their clinical questions with a single click from within a patient's record. Users can search UpToDate content for information that is contextually relevant to their specific patient based upon chart elements like diagnoses and lab results. With Epic's AGL and the UpToDate HL7 Infobutton, UpToDate content can be accessed from the following Epic EHR locations:

  • Problem List
  • Health Maintenance
  • Clinician Order Entry
  • Chief Complaint
  • Allergies Activity
  • Manage Orders Activity
  • Orders Navigator Section
  • Medications Activity
  • Results Review Activity
  • SmartSets, Order Sets, and Pathways
  • Vitals Navigator Section
  • Medications & Orders Navigator Section

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

With the UpToDate CME link, clinicians may earn free AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or AANP contact hours.

Impact on quality of care

"UpToDate has had a significant impact on the quality of care we're providing to our patients. That's why we are so pleased to see that about 95% of our users are now accessing UpToDate directly from Epic. The more clinicians use UpToDate, the higher the quality of care."

Richard Shuman, MD
Medical Director
Riverbend Medical Group
Agawam, MA

Installation into Epic is easy

"Installation was very easy. It literally took a couple of hours for one person to get it all working."

David C. Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH
CMIO
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH