Interactive search intensity and added resources for clinicians battling COVID-19.
Wolters Kluwer, Health is supporting clinicians on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with additional evidence-based resources in UpToDate® and a new interactive COVID-19 search intensity map. The map helps clinicians and public health agencies track the virus and may support clinicians in gaining predictive insights on reported cases based on clinical search activity from 1.9 million clinicians at the point of care.
“With a legacy of nearly 30 years, UpToDate has been there to support and promote the best patient care around the world; we will never waver in that commitment. In these most difficult times, we want to support clinicians in any way we can,” said Denise Basow, MD, CEO, Clinical Effectiveness at Wolters Kluwer, Health. “That’s why we have provided open access to our COVID-19 clinical and patient topics in UpToDate.”
Continuously updated COVID-19 resources
Since February 1st, UpToDate’s clinical COVID-19 topics have been viewed over two million times. These topics, and easy-to-read patient education resources, are updated continuously. In addition, the UpToDate editorial team has expanded free access to topics in Infectious Diseases, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, providing information related to diagnosis and management of COVID-19 and its complications.
To support clinicians with patients heading home after hospitalization for COVID-19, discharge instructions and patient-facing information is now available for free. The downloadable PDF includes information about recommended care at home, follow-up care, medications, what physical activity will be limited and more.
Interactive COVID-19 search intensity map
To help epidemiologists and public health agencies turn the tide on the coronavirus pandemic, Wolters Kluwer has developed a global interactive bubble map that highlights areas of high clinical search intensity in UpToDate, which may support clinicians in gaining helpful insight to anticipate regional increases of reported COVID-19 cases.