Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that The Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust is the first healthcare organization in the North of England to introduce UpToDate® Anywhere, providing clinicians with mobile access to the acclaimed evidence-based clinical decision support resource, UpToDate.
Dr. Philip Weston, a consulting physician at the Trust specializing in diabetes, commented on UpToDate Anywhere: “On our smart phones, we now have access to the full UpToDate via the mobile app. This means we no longer have to interrupt the patient discussion but can access up-to-date information for our own and for patients’ education in a matter of seconds. Rather than disrupting consultations, in my experience, patients are reassured that we have access to state-of-the-art reviews and can use the information on UpToDate to inform our discussions.” Dr. Weston adds, “The Patient Information content is also extremely valuable and we use it to help with patient education at the time of the consultations. We print or e-mail these to them to consolidate the discussions we have had in the clinic.”
The Trust is one of the largest in the North of England, serving more than 465,000 people in Liverpool. It delivers acute care services from two sites: Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital, with a new hospital expected to be completed in 2017. With over 40 wards and more than 750 beds the Trust is a well-respected and innovative center for patient care. The cancer and stroke services are among the best in the country, allowing students from both the University of Liverpool and John Moores University to learn in one of the best environments in the UK.
“The Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of the care they provide to every patient,” said Denise Basow, MD, Vice President and General Manager, UpToDate at Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “With mobile access through UpToDate Anywhere, we are dedicated to supporting their clinicians by providing trusted, evidence-based answers to clinical questions that are as close as the smartphone in their coat pocket.”
Ranked first among “The best medical apps for your new iPhone” by iMedicalApps and rated as one of “The Best Apps in Publishing” by EContent Magazine, UpToDate is available in iOS, Android™ and Windows 8 mobile platforms, as well as via any mobile internet browser. Nearly 300,000 clinicians can now access the UpToDate mobile app worldwide.
Throughout the United Kingdom, hospital trusts with a strategic objective to enhance workflow integration can also opt to embed UpToDate in electronic patient record systems (EPR) such as Allscripts, Cambio, Cerner, CSC, InterSystems, McKessson, MEDITECH and others by using UpToDate Anywhere. This allows users to search UpToDate while using the EPR – in fewer clicks and without additional windows or log-ins.