Access UpToDate Through Cerner

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.

Cerner supports the HL7 Infobutton

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

UpToDate HL7 Infobutton in the Patient Chart

Clinicians highlight the relevant clinical term and select the HL7 Infobutton to automatically send that clinical term along with patient contextual information to UpToDate. The search results are displayed in an UpToDate results page, with continued access to all UpToDate content.

UpToDate HL7-assisted Free Text Search in Patient Chart

The UpToDate HL7 free text search box makes it possible to easily access patient contextual UpToDate information on any topic.

UpToDate Search in the Physician Organizer

The UpToDate free text search box can be embedded into the Cerner Physician Organizer, making it easy to quickly search for a topic without opening a patient's chart.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

Patient Education

The UpToDate Patient Search Box can be embedded into your patient portal giving patients access to UpToDate patient education topics. All patient topics are evidence-based and are created by the same physicians who author and review corresponding professional content, ensuring that patients receive consistent information.

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

Physician satisfaction

“We've integrated UpToDate into Cerner Millennium EMR across our entire network. This has been successful and delivers a seamless means of accessing clinical information just when it’s needed – in the midst of patient care. Our utilization is high because of the great content and our clinicians appreciate the CME program.”

Neil Kudler, MD
Medical Director, IT Services
Baystate Health
Springfield, MA

Easy access in the clinical workflow

“Linking to UpToDate from within the patient’s chart in Cerner made using UpToDate even more convenient. Now it’s right in the clinical workflow and physicians can easily get the help they want.”

Thomas Payne, MD, FACP
Medical Director, IT Services
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA