Access UpToDate Through McKesson

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.

McKesson Horizon and Practice Partner support the HL7 Infobutton

  • Tailored searches of UpToDate content relevant to a specific patient’s problems, medications, or labs
  • Support of Stage 2 Meaningful Use EHR HL7 integration

UpToDate HL7 Infobutton links in the Problems, Medications and Results modules

Clinicians highlight the relevant clinical term and select the HL7 Infobutton to automatically send that clinical term and source information (problem, medication or labs) along with patient contextual information (age, gender and care setting) to UpToDate. The search results are displayed in an UpToDate results page, with continued access to all UpToDate content.

McKesson Horizon Free Text Links to UpToDate*

Users can perform a free text search to UpToDate, making it easy to quickly search for any topic from within a patient’s chart. Customers determine their preferred access in direct consultation with McKesson. The link can be put in many locations including as a tab selection on the top of the patient chart, as a favorite link, and in MyPage, under Resources pull-down.

Patient Education

The McKesson Horizon and Practice Partner EHRs can track the distribution of UpToDate patient education materials, facilitating Meaningful Use 2 compliance.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

With an embedded link, clinicians may earn free AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or AANP contact hours with HL7 Infobutton searches.

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


*Not available with Practice Partner.

Comply with Meaningful Use 2

“The ability of the McKesson Practice Partner EHR to track the distribution of UpToDate patient education topics is a huge win for us; it allows our providers to use their preferred patient education source and comply with the higher patient education threshold for Meaningful Use 2.”

Alan Newby
Clinical Systems Analyst
San Luis Valley Health
Alamosa, CO

Earn CME with every search

“Our clinicians love having a reputable resource at their fingertips, and we’ve noticed an increase in CME credit accrual since we have integrated UpToDate in the EHR — it’s so easy, and convenient!”

Judy Cooper, RN
CME Coordinator
Tift Regional Medical Center
Tifton, GA