Tampa General Hospital integrates with UpToDate EMR to provide physicians with clinical decision support

Tampa General Hospital

Wolters Kluwer Health announced that Tampa General Hospital has finalized integration of UpToDate into its Epic electronic medical record (EMR) system and deployment of UpToDate Anywhere. As a result, affiliated physicians and residents can access evidence-based clinical information and treatment recommendations at the point of care and beyond via their EMR and mobile devices.

“By integrating UpToDate into our EMR, physicians can quickly access the evidence-based information they need to answer clinical questions and support care decisions with a single login and from within a single application,” said Janet McNeal, Medical Informatics Specialist at Tampa General Hospital.

Accessing UpToDate within the Epic EMR is facilitated by a text search link prominently located at the top of the screen, which takes physicians to the most current information available on more than 10,000 topics in 21 medical specialties. An HL7 Infobutton further streamlines point of care decision-making by providing context-sensitive UpToDate search results directly from the patient’s Problem List with just a single mouse click.

TGH deployed UpToDate Anywhere to give its 1,500 physicians and residents access to UpToDate via mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows. UpToDate Anywhere also enables TGH physicians to earn CME credit while using UpToDate to research clinical questions.