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.

Powered by innovative design, driven by user insights

Clinicians around the world rely on UpToDate more than 1,200 times each minute to help make care decisions. We combine data insights with the expertise of our physician authors and editors, and that of our search, user experience, and product design teams. Together, we continuously deliver a broad set of enhancements that you can use to discover, understand, and act on the rich clinician-driven content in UpToDate with even greater ease.

Keeping clinicians at the center of our user design process results in valuable moments saved with each encounter, adding up to a positive, time-saving impact in your busy clinical day. We've also reduced clinician effort in UpToDate related to finding drug information (accounting for nearly half of all searches). Now you can go to drug information directly from the UpToDate search box.

Continuing enhancements are also realized with our advanced machine learning engine, driven by a team of search technology experts whose main goal is to improve the search experience that gets you to your answers even faster.

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 2024:

  • 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.
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  1. Source: comScore Custom Survey, U.S., Q2 2017, Age 18+. Total n=851 with 92% having smartphones.
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