Access UpToDate Through MEDITECH

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.

MEDITECH supports the HL7 Infobutton

  • Tailored searches of UpToDate content relevant to a specific patient’s diagnosis, lab results and medication
  • Support of Stage 2 Meaningful Use EHR HL7 integration

HL7 Infobutton links to UpToDate from MEDITECH’s Patient Record

A right click on the Infobutton located next to a term in the Problem List, Medication Panel, or Lab Panel screen will automatically send that clinical term and source information (problem, lab, medication) along with patient contextual information to UpToDate. The search results are displayed in an UpToDate results page, with continued access to all UpToDate content.

Referential Search

A MEDITECH Referential search enables clinicians to search UpToDate with a right click on a problem or medication term within the patient record.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

Globe Free Text Search

A Globe free text search icon in the universal footer bar can access UpToDate for a free text search.

Patient Education

Patient education selected by the HL7 Infobutton can be tracked toward Meaningful Use 2 by relaying patient content provided in the Patient Discharge packet. Additionally, the UpToDate Patient Search Box can be integrated into the patient portal giving your patient’s access to UpToDate Beyond the Basics 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 love the UpToDate integration with MEDITECH. UpToDate is a very valuable tool and integration saves time and brings UpToDate right into the clinical workflow. Easy access to CME credits is a real plus.”

Richard Regnante, MD, CMIO
Jordan Hospital
Plymouth, MA

Easy access – efficient care

“UpToDate integration in MEDITECH is an absolute time saver. It’s so easy to use. You just right click and you’re there. It’s the easiest electronic initiative out there.”

Stacey Johnson, MD
Beaufort Memorial Hospital
Beaufort, SC