Because every second counts

When you’re looking for answers to clinical questions, the faster the better. The UpToDate team continuously combines its technology expertise and deep understanding of the clinical workflow to get you the information you need to make smart, safe decisions when it counts the most.

Search technology that delivers advanced clinical answers at advanced speed

When you search UpToDate, you’re using a solution that’s constantly deploying new, innovative ways to get you to the information you need more quickly. Sometimes it’s a subtle adjustment of how text and graphics are displayed, to increase your ability to rapidly navigate complex content. Sometimes it’s a refinement to the depth of content that’s served up at specific steps in your workflow.

Behind it all is our advanced machine learning engine, driven by our team of search technology experts. We’re dedicated to improving the search experience over time to get you to your answer.

Search for answers in multiple languages

While the world continues to rely on English as the primary language for medical research and evidence, you’ll likely find it easier to search in your own language. UpToDate is built with a patented Search in Your Own Language technology, which means you can search with greater comfort and accuracy and get to your answers faster. With Search in Your Own Language, you can:

  • Search, navigate, and autocomplete terms in any of the 16 languages below
  • Use the default language setting for a country or choose an alternate language setting
  • Guide local language translations through feedback and suggestions link

Supported languages as of 2021:

  • Bahasa Indonesian
  • Chinese, Simplified
  • Chinese, Traditional
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

Search for answers with your voice

With more than half of all smartphone users engaging with voice technology on their devices1, more healthcare professionals are using voice technology to move even faster.

You can use the UpToDate mobile app to search for answers to your clinical questions with your voice — including in your native language, if it’s among the 16 languages available in Search in Your Own Language. Just tap the microphone icon in the app and speak if you prefer that to typing. Available on iOS® and Android™ devices.

Data shows UpToDate users find the answer to their question in about a minute.
Let UpToDate help you get to your clinical answers faster
  1. Source: comScore Custom Survey, U.S., Q2 2017, Age 18+. Total n=851 with 92% having smartphones.
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