Now on iPhone: UpToDate… sort of

Todd Vandenbark

iPhone showing new UpToDate appAs reported on the company website, UpToDate is now available as an app for the iPhone and iPod touch. Features include mobile-optimized clinical calculators, Physician Topics, Drug Topics, What’s New, Patient Information, CME/CE/CPD credit accrual, abstracts, graphics, tables, images, figures, basic search, search filters (adult, pediatric, patient), auto-complete search terms, topic-centric navigation, persistent login, bookmarks, landscape orientation, device-optimized user interface. In addition, the company is in the process of developing an offline version so their content is available even if one doesn’t have an Internet connection.

According to the iMedicalApps blog, this version is only for individual subscribers. Institutional subscribers such as the University of Utah will have a longer wait due to significant technical differences in the way it is implemented. In some institutions, it is integrated into the electronic medical record (EMR), which poses privacy and security issues. When it becomes available here, the Eccles Health Sciences Library will post it to this blog and to our list of mobile applications.