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WRHA Virtual Library: UpToDate Anywhere

Why UpToDate?

What is UpToDate and what do I use it for?
UpToDate is an electronic Clinical Decision Support tool used in the delivery of healthcare.  It includes more than 10,500 topics covering general internal medicine and more than 20 specialties; 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 to access 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.

App

Type of App: Point of Care

Cost: Free for WRHA 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 program that includes a number of resources, in print and online.

Conditions of Use

The use of images from UpToDate is permitted in presentations for the purpose of teaching. List UpToDate as the source and use the “Export to PowerPoint” feature to ensure all of the appropriate copyright information is included with the slide. Explicit permission is required to use images for the purpose of publication or in any commercial endeavor.

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Create an Account with UpToDate

Access UpToDate and login using your WRHA Virtual Library userid and password.

Next click "Register" from the UpToDate website.  

screenshot of Register link on UpToDate website

Fill in the form then click “Submit Registration”.

screenshot of registration page

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 username 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.