Please see announcement from UpToDate on the new features in version 18.1
We are pleased to announce that UpToDate version 18.1 is now available at www.uptodate.com.
For the latest information, click here to read our 18.1 newsletter, which highlights the launch of UpToDate's 16th specialty, Allergy and Immunology. You'll also find:
• A quick recap of new and existing features
• An update on our subscription grant program for clinicians in Haiti
• An article on integrating UpToDate into your clinician workflow
• A reminder about our patient information website
• A schedule for 18.2 and other upcoming releases
Printed copies of the newsletter are available upon request for distribution at your facility.
What's New in 18.1
"What's New" summarizes the most important new medical findings since the last release. In some cases, the results of newly published studies may have important and immediate implications that may affect the way clinicians practice. A compilation of these Practice Changing UpDates are listed in a separate section of "What's New," as well as incorporated into the list of updated topics by specialty. We encourage you to email this information to clinicians within your institution. To do so, please follow the steps below:
• Go to What's New
• Select a specialty or click on "Practice Changing UpDates"
• Click "Email" (in the upper right corner)
• Enter email addresses
• Click "Send"
New Patient Information Topic
UpToDate continues to add more patient information. For example, in response to several requests from subscribers, we've added the topic Putting the H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine into perspective. In this topic we specifically address the tremendous amount of misinformation available on the Internet, so that patients can get the right information and you can have more productive patient encounters.
In fact, this is the goal of all of our patient information. If you haven't accessed it to date, you can search for patient information using the UpToDate search box (e.g., "H1N1 patient info") or you can click on the Patient Information tab to get the full list of our patient topics. You can also refer your patients to our free website, www.uptodate.com/patients.