Getting started

Learn how to get started with an UpToDate account available through your organization*. Explore overview materials, and learn how to register for an account through your organization, maintain access, and use the UpToDate mobile app.

* UpToDate is available at institutions licensing UpToDate. Check with your administrator to see if your organization licenses UpToDate.

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  • UpToDate overview
  • Register for an account
  • Maintain access
  • UpToDate Mobile App

UpToDate overview

Healthcare professionals around the world turn to UpToDate as the one trusted reference for answers even when the evidence isn’t clear. When you face a challenging clinical question or need to confirm your approach, you can turn to UpToDate for trusted answers based on the latest evidence and best practice.

For over 25 years, we’ve been relentless in our quest to bring you the latest medical evidence, best practices and the right technology so you get answers fast. We are committed to you, so you can focus on what matters most: providing the best care possible to your patients.

With more than 25 medical specialties, UpToDate enables confidence and provides clarity in decision-making as you treat each patient—even when evidence isn’t clear.

See below for UpToDate overview materials to refer to or share with your colleagues, and explore additional sections of the user academy for more detailed information on how to use UpToDate.

Demo di UpToDate
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Visualizza le funzionalità e i collegamenti rapidi di UpToDate che ti aiutano a trovare le risposte ai quesiti clinici in modo rapido e semplice.
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Breve dimostrazione delle funzionalità più importanti che consentono di ottenere rapidamente le risposte ai quesiti clinici.

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Register for an account

By registering for an UpToDate account, you can download the mobile app, earn CME and get remote access to UpToDate. The registration process is quick and easy, and you only need to do it once.

Come registrarsi
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Registrati dalla rete della tua organizzazione per creare un account UpToDate gratuito.
Registrazione portal
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Registrati tramite Cartella Clinica Elettronica o portale della tua organizzazione per creare un account UpToDate gratuito.
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Se l'ente per cui lavori ha acquistato una licenza per UpToDate Anywhere, ora puoi accedere immediatamente ad UpToDate quando e dove vuoi.

Additional information

  • How to register via EHR or intranet

    Please check with your organization to see if you have access to UpToDate within your EHR or intranet. Registration/Log In through the EHR is a one-time process and you will be automatically signed into UpToDate and identified moving forward when you access UpToDate through this method.

    1. Log in to your EHR
    2. Locate UpToDate within your EHR
    3. The first time you access UpToDate through your EHR you will be brought to the Registration page. If you don’t see the Registration page, please click the “CME” link at the top of the navigation. If you already have an existing user name and password, please click Log In from the Registration screen – do not register again.
    4. On the UpToDate Registration page, complete all fields, including an email that is regularly checked and a username and password.
    5. You will be asked to submit a verification code, sent to the email address on the registration form. Click Send Verification code, then retrieve the code from your email and enter it in the verification code fields and click Submit.

    Your registration process is now complete and you'll receive a welcome email with instructions on downloading the mobile app. You will also receive a biweekly clinical newsletter with important updates from our editorial team.

  • How to register on www.uptodate.com

    Visit www.uptodate.com/online while connected to your organization’s network.

    1. If you don’t have an existing user name and password, please click the “Register” button in the top navigation. If you already have an existing user name and password, click Log In and enter your credentials.
    2. On the UpToDate Registration page, complete all fields, including an email that is regularly checked, along with a username and password.
    3. You will be asked to submit a verification code, sent to the email address on the registration form. Click Send Verification code, then retrieve the code from your email and enter it in the verification code fields and click Submit.

    Your registration process is now complete and you'll receive a welcome email with instructions on downloading the mobile app. You will also receive a biweekly clinical newsletter with important updates from our editorial team.

    To maintain access to UpToDate, please make sure you log into UpToDate at least once every 90 days from your organization's network.

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Maintain access

Easily maintain access to and manage your UpToDate account. Learn how to view and edit your devices, contact information, and log in information. Log in to your UpToDate account every 90 days from your organization to continue to earn CME credits and to maintain uninterrupted access to remote and mobile app access.

Accesso ad UpToDate
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Esegui l'accesso per guadagnare crediti ECM e usufruire dell'accesso a tutte le funzionalità da dispositivi mobili.
Gestire l'account
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Possibilità di gestire le impostazioni dell'account, tra cui credenziali di accesso, ECM, dispositivi mobili e molto altro.

Additional information

  • How to log in to maintain access

    To earn CME credit whenever you research new topics in UpToDate, be sure to log in. Click the log in button in the top right of the screen and enter your UpToDate credentials.

    log in to maintain access log in page for maintaining access 

    Your name and CME tally will now appear in the top right of the screen.

    Your account needs to be re-verified with your subscribing organization every 90 days, which you can do by simply logging in from your hospital or clinic's network. Contact your help desk or UpToDate customer service with any questions. Logging in once every 90 days will ensure uninterrupted mobile app access, CME access, and personalized account features.

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  • How do I view or change my user name and password? View Article
  • I forgot my user name or password. What do I do? View Article
  • How do I change the institution that my account is affiliated with? View Article
  • How do I merge two accounts? View Article

UpToDate Mobile App

To research clinical questions on-the-go, download the UpToDate mobile app. Registered users and individual subscribers can install the mobile app on up to two devices. The UpToDate app is available in most countries.

iOS® users: The UpToDate Mobile App for iOS works with any iPhone® or iPad® running the latest two versions of iOS.

Android™ users: The UpToDate Mobile App for Android works with Android devices running the latest two versions of Android OS that have at least 50 MB of free phone memory. SD card installation is supported.

To get started, visit the device app store, search for UpToDate, and download the app.

Applicazione mobile
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Questa breve demo mostra come installare l'app UpToDate per dispositivi mobili e ne illustra funzionalità e caratteristiche. Nota: l'accesso ad UpToDate tramite le nostre applicazioni per dispositivi mobili richiede un abbonamento individuale o l'accesso istituzionale ad UpToDate.
Riscatta CME mobile
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Scopri come riscuotere crediti CME in modo rapido e semplice direttamente dall'app per dispositivi mobili UpToDate.

Additional information

  • How to sign into the Mobile App

    Sign in using existing UpToDate credentials. The app will complete a one-time startup process. This may take a few minutes. Credentials will be saved going forward for uninterrupted mobile app access.

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  • How to find clinical answers in the Mobile App

    Once accepting the end user license agreement terms, the mobile app home screen will appear.

    • Conduct a search by typing the search term in the search box. Upon typing a search term, UpToDate will provide suggestions for common searches. Select the relevant search term.
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    • Or, tap the microphone icon to conduct a search using voice (the microphone will need to be enabled on the UpToDate app to use this feature). Using voice search will go directly to the topic search results page.
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    • Select the topic of interest or use the filters at the top to narrow a search.
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    • Similar to the desktop view, scroll through the outline to browse the complete table of contents.

    Note the bottom toolbar to:

    Toggle between the outline and the full topic

    Bookmark a topic

    Find a key word within a topic

    Adjust the text size, share the topic, send content feedback, and print

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  • How to navigate the Mobile App

    Use the hamburger menu in the top right to return to the home screen at any time and for quick access to drug interactions, calculators, CME, history and bookmarks, and Settings.

    • Contents: An index of Contents, including Practice Changing Updates (link to end user academy page), What’s New topics (link to end user academy page), Calculators, Authors and Editors by Specialty, and Topics by Specialty.
    • Calculators: Access UpToDate's medical calculators and view them alphabetically or by specialty. To get your answers even faster, the three calculators used most often are displayed in the History & Bookmarks section. Learn more
    • Drug Interactions: In-depth analysis of drug-drug, herb-drug and herb-herb interactions. Learn more 
    • UpToDate Pathways: Interactive guides that are unique to each patient, resulting in a specific care recommendation. Only available to users at organizations licensing UpToDate Advanced™. Learn more
    • History & Bookmarks: Revisit previously viewed topics, view most visited topics, and view bookmarked topics
    • CME/MOC/State: Earn and redeem CME/CE/CPD right on mobile. See additional information below.
    • Settings: Access personalization options, including Search in Your Own Language, adjust text size, and Full Screen Reading.
    • Offline Content: Available to subscribing organizations. See additional information below.
    • Help: Access how-to-guides and resources on how to access and use UpToDate.
    • Send App Feedback: Provide feedback and send it directly to UpToDate.
    • Log Out: Log out of the UpToDate app.

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  • How to earn and redeem CME/MOC on mobile

    As you use UpToDate, you earn CME or CE credits. Your credits are displayed on the home screen in the top left hand corner.

    To review and redeem CME, click the credit count in the top left or use the hamburger menu and select CME/MOC/State.

    CME MOC on mobile hamburger menu 

    For more information on how to earn and redeem CME settings on mobile, visit the Earning and Redeeming CME credits page.

  • How to use UpToDate MobileComplete™ (Offline Content)

    When you need answers but do not have consistent access to a Wi-Fi or network connection, UpToDate MobileComplete lets you continue your work without interruption. Please check with your organization to see if it provides this mobile option.

    Visit the hamburger menu in the top right navigation and tap Offline Content – Set Up. Select the content you wish to have downloaded to the device. A check mark will appear when the download is complete.

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