Access UpToDate Through Epic

Direct access to UpToDate® brings clinical decision support closer to the point of care and allows clinicians to accrue CME/CE credits with searches conducted through the EHR/EMR.

UpToDate supports the HL7 Infobutton in Epic®

  • Tailored searches of UpToDate content relevant to a specific patient’s disease, condition, medication, lab results, age and gender
  • Support of Stage 2 Meaningful Use EHR HL7 integration

HL7 Infobutton links to UpToDate from Epic’s Clinical Knowledge Base (ClinKB)

Embedding the UpToDate HL7 Infobutton into Epic's ClinKB enables clinicians to get answers to their clinical questions with a right click from within a patient's record. Users can search UpToDate content for information that is contextually relevant to their specific patient based upon chart elements like diagnoses and lab results. With ClinKB and the UpToDate HL7 Infobutton, UpToDate content can be accessed from the following Epic EHR locations:

  • Problem List
  • Health Maintenance
  • Clinician Order Entry
  • Chief Complaint
  • Allergies Activity
  • Manage Orders Activity
  • Orders Navigator Section
  • Medications Activity
  • Results Review Activity
  • SmartSets, Order Sets, and Pathways
  • Vitals Navigator Section
  • Medications & Orders Navigator Section

UpToDate Free Text Links from Epic

Users can perform a free text search to UpToDate, making it easy to quickly search for any topic from the left and/or top health link tool bar.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

With the UpToDate CME link, clinicians may earn free AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or AANP contact hours.

Patient Education

The UpToDate Patient Search Box can be integrated into MyChart for easy access to UpToDate Beyond the Basics patient education topics. All patient topics are evidence-based and are created by the same physicians who author and review corresponding professional content, ensuring that patients receive consistent information.

For more information, contact your UpToDate Account Manager; email UpToDate at or call 1-888-550-4788 or +1-781-392-2920.

Impact on quality of care

"UpToDate has had a significant impact on the quality of care we're providing to our patients. That's why we are so pleased to see that about 95% of our users are now accessing UpToDate directly from Epic. The more clinicians use UpToDate, the higher the quality of care."

Richard Shuman, MD
Medical Director
Riverbend Medical Group
Agawam, MA

Installation into Epic is easy

"Installation was very easy. It literally took a couple of hours for one person to get it all working."

David C. Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH