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WRHA Library Services: UpToDate Anywhere

The University of Manitoba Libraries provides access to UpToDate for employees of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) for 2016-2020. [Announcement]

Go to UpToDate

There is an app for UpToDate

Type of App: Point of Care
Cost: Free
Availability: UM Faculty, Staff, and Students; WRHA staff; Manitoba RHA staff

  1. Visit iTunes or Google Play Store and download UpToDate.
  2. Once you've installed the app open it and you will be prompted to enter the login and password you created in UpToDate to activate the app. 
  3. Sign in to UpToDate on the web every 90 days to ensure you don't lose access when you need it most.

Training

UpToDate has developed a comprehensive training and awareness program that includes a number of resources, in print and electronic formats.

Why UpToDate?

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.

Create an Account with UpToDate

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.