What is UpToDate and what do I use it for?
UpToDate is an electronic Clinical Decision Support used by clinicians and non-clinicians in the delivery of healthcare. It includes more than 10,500 topics covering general internal medicine and more than 20 specialities; a select drug database and drug interaction tool (in partnership with Lexicomp®); more than 1,500 patient education topics; more than 28,000 graphics; links to more than 400,000 references; and a number of medical calculators.
Do I have to create an account with UpToDate?
No. However, you will want to create an account if you want to:
• install and use the UpToDate app;
• access UpToDate outside of your organization’s IP range (i.e. from home);
• track and earn continuing professional development credit;
• download images to PowerPoint.
Access UpToDate and login using your 14 Digit Library ID and password.
Next click "Register" from the UpToDate website.
Fill-in the portion that says “Register (New User)” then click “Submit Registration”.
You’ll receive an email from UpToDate confirming your registration. You may now proceed with downloading the mobile app on up to two different devices. In addition to the Mobile App, you can access UpToDate from any computer with internet access outside of the WRHA. Simply go to www.uptodate.com and click the “Log In” button located in the top right corner of the UpToDate home page, and enter your UpToDate User Name and Password.
Please note that you must re-verify your affiliation with WRHA at least once every 90 days in order to maintain uninterrupted remote access to UpToDate Anywhere. To re-verify, simply log in to UpToDate via the WRHA network.