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Physicians now can link from a patient’s chart in Epic directly to UpToDate

February 2013

Effective Feb. 11, in Epic you can go directly from a patient’s chart into UpToDate by selecting an item in the problem or medication list and right clicking. You immediately will be in UpToDate with the search already completed.

Physicians and providers now can get to UpToDate clinical resource articles more easily in Epic. And because the articles you access are content-sensitive, you now have more point-of-care decision tools.

UpToDate is now ClinKB Search

UpToDate links in Epic are now labeled "ClinKB Search" (Clinical Knowledge Base Search). They are in the following areas:
  • Chief Complaint
  • Problem List
  • Health Maintenance
  • Order Entry for medication orders and procedures

Accessing ClinKB Search

Right click method

  • Right click over a problem on the problem list or an order for a procedure or medication.
  • Click on ClinKB Search, log into UpToDate if necessary.
  • After accessing information from UpToDate, use the back arrow to return to the problem list or the order entry screen.

Link on the page

Chief Complaint: See the link in the lower right corner for ClinKB Search.

Health Maintenance: There is a ClinKB link on the Health Maintenance toolbar.

To exit UpToDate and return to Epic, click your back arrow.


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