Platform Expansion Provides Clinicians with More Options for Mobile Access
Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that UpToDate, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, unveiled an UpToDate App for the new Windows 8 platform. As a featured app, UpToDate’s leading evidence-based clinical decision support system is now even more widely available to clinicians focused on improving patient care.
According to a recent report by market research firm IDC, “Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment: 2011-2015 Forecast,” the Windows platform is growing across both consumer and commercial segments. By offering a featured UpToDate app on Windows 8, clinicians can download the app directly from the Windows store onto their Windows 8 and Windows RT devices, including the new Microsoft Surface tablet. All UpToDate apps are optimized for tablet access, providing subscribers with the latest evidence-based information and graded recommendations to diagnose and treat patients.
The adoption of mobile applications among clinicians is on the rise. Physicians in over 60 countries are currently using an UpToDate mobile application, accounting for 25 percent of individual usage in the past year alone. This is driven in part by the popularity of mobile apps among medical students, as 40 percent of trainee individual usage is delivered via an UpToDate mobile application. By expanding mobile capabilities across platforms, UpToDate continues to deliver on its mission of improving patient care, everywhere.
The UpToDate app for Windows 8 comes on the heels of favorable reviews for both its iPhone and Android mobile apps. In a review of the recently launched Android app, Dr. Michael Wong wrote on imedicalapps.com, “Not too often do we come across an app that impacts patient care as directly as Wolters Kluwer Health’s UpToDate.” He went on to say, “Carrying significant weight and responsibility on its shoulders, UpToDate is one among the very few on the Android system that has a significant and influential role on the physicians and patient care.”
“UpToDate has a very strong track record of developing and delivering mobile apps that enable clinicians to make the right medical decisions at the point of care, so it made sense for us to expand our mobile offerings to the Windows 8 platform,” said Denise Basow, President, UpToDate at Wolters Kluwer Health. “This additional app underscores our commitment to offering clinicians the most current, authoritative and easily accessible clinical information available on any clinical topic, on any device.”
UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical knowledge system which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. UpToDate’s more than 5,100 world-renowned physician authors, editors and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality. More than 600,000 clinicians in 149 countries and almost 90% of academic medical centers in the U.S. rely on UpToDate, and more than 30 research studies confirm UpToDate’s widespread usage and association with improved patient care and hospital performance, including reduced length of stay, adverse complications and mortality.
UpToDate is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).