Health11 March, 2024


As a market leader recognized for innovation and clinician adoption, we are committed to providing clinicians with trusted answers to help patients receive equitable care. Through our investment in harmonizing our solutions, we are delivering what our customers need most—a unified set of clinical solutions they can trust to provide the best care for their patients.
Greg Samios, President & CEO of Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer

Unification in today’s healthcare landscape

The healthcare industry today faces an array of unprecedented challenges that stretch the limits of its capacity and capabilities. Financial pressures, critical staffing shortages, pervasive worker fatigue, and the increasing complexity of patient care demands are among the primary obstacles. Compounded by the urgent need to seamlessly integrate technology into healthcare workflows, these issues underscore the need for a more integrated approach that connects teams to improve patient outcomes, enhance care team efficiencies, and reduce variability in care.

Critical staffing shortages underscore the need to have all the care team members on the same page and working efficiently with trusted decision support content. In February 2023, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) data showed that 16.7% of reporting facilities anticipated a critical staffing shortage. In addition, 1 in 4 US nurses say they plan to leave the profession due to being overworked and understaffed.

Because of these challenges, the call for a more integrated approach has never been louder. Such an approach aims to streamline care team decisions at point of care to across the healthcare ecosystem, reducing friction and increasing employee satisfaction. When healthcare professionals are faced with complex patient care, either at point of care or across the ecosystem, an integrated content system is crucial.

In 2018, just over a quarter (27.2%) of US adults had multiple chronic conditions, with more than half (51.8%) having at least one of ten selected diagnosed chronic conditions.

A study using 2020 data estimated that overall, 45.4% of US adults reported any of six comorbidities.

The integration of care team decisions across the health ecosystem heralds a new era of healthcare delivery for complex decisions; one where the breadth and depth of healthcare knowledge is a requirement for patient safety.

Statistics reveal stark realities with 60% of physicians’ questions going unanswered daily and more than 1 in every 20 patients experiences preventable harm in healthcare globally, incurring costs associated with medication errors of approximately $42 billion USD globally. These figures accentuate the imperative for reliable, authoritative resources like UpToDate®, which 98% of clinicians trust as an indispensable point-of-care resource. Furthermore, the alarming exodus of healthcare workers, exacerbated by complex cases, overwork, and understaffing, accentuates the urgency for solutions that not only address immediate needs but also anticipate future challenges. 

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A new era of trusted healthcare solutions: The evolution of UpToDate

In response to the industry’s call for unified solutions, we are proud to announce a significant transformation. We are unifying our market-leading solutions under UpToDate®. This strategic move aims to offer a harmonized suite of offerings for enterprises and professionals, thereby fortifying support for care teams, patients, and healthcare partners across the ecosystem.

Recognizing the need for tailored product experiences for enterprises and individual practitioners alike, we are creating two new suites – UpToDate Enterprise™ and UpToDate Pro™ - to address the unique needs of these groups. The Enterprise suite is flexibly structured to support health system enterprises and health plans by expanding trusted and proven tools, cutting edge technology, and harmonized, evidence-based information. The UpToDate Pro suite is specifically tailored to support individual clinicians and small practices.

Under the UpToDate brand, the UpToDate Enterprise suite is designed for healthcare organizations and includes:

In addition, we continue our dedication to providing solutions to individual practitioners through our UpToDate Pro suite, designed for clinicians, including the products:

The UpToDate suite, along with Medi-Span®, our acclaimed drug data solution, represents our commitment to unified clinical decision and referential tools. These tools are designed to ease point-of-care decisions, foster workflow integration, and champion patient-centered care geared toward positive outcomes. Our mission is clear: to deliver trusted innovation that empowers our customers to achieve what matters most.

This brand evolution is more than a change of name; it represents our unwavering dedication to helping improve health, safety, and satisfaction. Coupled with our investment in technological innovation, our solutions are not only primed for today’s challenges but are scalable to meet the demands of tomorrow. By choosing UpToDate, organizations and care teams globally are equipped with clinical decision support (CDS), patient engagement, and drug reference tools that are market defining.

A unified future awaits

The journey toward unifying the care continuum and health ecosystem is a pivotal step in addressing the multifaceted challenges of modern healthcare. As we embrace this brand evolution, our focus remains steadfast on equipping healthcare professionals with the tools and information necessary to deliver exemplary care to patients. Together, let’s embark on this journey toward a unified and integrated future, where the health and well-being of patients is at the center.

Over 2 million clinicians worldwide trust UpToDate to make the best care decisions.
UpToDate is the industry-leading clinical decision support resource associated with improved outcomes.
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