EMR and Clinical Information System Integration

What is system integration?

What are the benefits of accessing UpToDate® from an integrated EMR or other secure clinical system?

How do I earn CME/CE/CPD credit by accessing UpToDate from an integrated secure clinical system?

How do I register with UpToDate through an integrated secure clinical system?

How do I access UpToDate from an EMR or other secure clinical system?

How do I access my UpToDate account?

Why should I merge my accounts?

How do I merge two accounts?
 


 

What is system integration?

System integration refers to the process of integrating a secure clinical information system — such as an EMR or EHR — with UpToDate® so that it is possible for users to access UpToDate directly from the system.


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What are the benefits of accessing UpToDate® from an integrated EMR or other secure clinical system?

When you access UpToDate® from an integrated secure clinical system, you can:

  • Earn CME/CE/CPD credit when you research a clinical question in UpToDate
  • Access UpToDate quickly and easily, with fewer clicks

View an infographic showing the value of embedding UpToDate in the clinical workflow.


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How do I earn CME/CE/CPD credit by accessing UpToDate® from an integrated secure clinical system?

Users earn and accrue CME/CE/CPD credit by using UpToDate® through an integrated clinical system. However, users must register with UpToDate to redeem CME/CE/CPD credit. When you register, you will receive a user name and password that you may use to access the My Account section of UpToDate.

For more information, visit our Earning CME/CE/CPD Credit with UpToDate page.

Read more about earning and redeeming CME/CE/CPD credit.

View a video about earning CME/CE credit, located in the playlist.


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How do I register with UpToDate® through an integrated secure clinical system?

The first time you access through the integrated link, you'll be presented with a page that will enable you to either log in with an existing UpToDate® user name and password or register to create a new user name and password. After you register, you will not need to register again.

If you bypass this page without registering, you can always come back to this page by clicking on the My Account tab and following the on-screen prompts.

Once you register, you will receive an e-mail containing your user name and password that allow you to access the My Account feature in UpToDate, through which you can manage your UpToDate account.


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How do I access UpToDate® from an EMR or other secure clinical system?

If you access UpToDate® from a hospital or other institution that has a site license and is integrated with UpToDate, simply click on UpToDate (may be displayed as a tab, button, link, or some other type of control).

If you have an individual subscription and would like to access UpToDate from your secure clinical system, please contact your system vendor and request that an UpToDate function be enabled or added.


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How do I access my UpToDate® account?

The My Account feature in UpToDate® allows you to manage various aspects of your UpToDate account, including your CME/CE/CPD credit. You can access My Account by logging in to UpToDate with your user name and password.


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Why should I merge my accounts?

If you have multiple UpToDate® accounts (for example, one through an EMR and one through a personal subscription), merging the accounts allows you to consolidate the CME/CE/CPD credit you have earned into one account, making it easier and faster to redeem CME/CE/CPD credit.


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How do I merge two accounts?

Through the Consolidate Accounts feature, you can merge one account with another. This allows you to consolidate your account management activity — such as working with CME/CE/CPD credits — in one account.

The following procedure describes how to merge a source account (an account other than the one to which you are currently logged in) into a target account (the account to which you are currently logged in):

  1. In My Account, click the Consolidate my accounts link.
  2. Specify the user name and password for your source account.
  3. Click Log in.

    UpToDate® displays a page that identifies the source and target accounts.

  4. Ensure that the desired accounts are identified as the source and target accounts.

    Important: After you merge two accounts, the merge operation cannot be undone, and the source account becomes inactive. Before proceeding, make sure that the information for the source and target accounts is correct.

  5. Click Submit.

UpToDate® merges the source account into the target account. Any CME/CE/CPD credits that you have accrued are now stored in the target account, and the source account is no longer active.


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