Available for the past year to physicians on the medical staff at Florida Hospital Waterman, UpToDate is an evidence-based internet information resource that provides specific recommendations for patient care using the most trusted and unbiased medical information available.
UpToDate has more than 3,800 expert clinicians that serve as authors, editors and peer reviewers to synthesize knowledge for the use of doctors and their patients. Additionally, its nearly 320,000 users provide feedback, which is in turn disseminated among members of the health care community. Each year over 80 million clinical questions covering more than 7,400 topics in 13 medical specialties are researched with UpToDate.
According to Chief of Staff, Rosemary A. Cirelli, M.D.,FCCP, “UpToDate is a great resource that allows us to access the most up to date evidence-based information and treatment recommendations, which we can then share with our patients. Because of its tremendous value in promoting the highest quality of patient care, the medical staff has shared equally with the hospital in the substantial cost of subscribing to this service.”