This guide has been developed to give you an overview of materials that are available for use in communicating with your members about UpToDate. The toolkit is modular so that you can select the components that fit best with your division’s communications vehicles and style. This overview contains information on UpToDate features, including:
What Division physicians are saying about UpToDate
Three Divisions of Family Practice members talk about the benefits of using UpToDate.
More than 30 division physicians have provided unpaid written and video testimonials to share their stories about how UpToDate helps them make better decisions and improves patient care. The above video can be added as a link on your website and posted on social media channels. Note that these physician testimonials were provided in response to a request from UpToDate to their registered DoFP users. In keeping with UpToDate’s policies as a provider of unbiased evidence-based information, no financial compensation was offered.
A member resource
More and more physicians are using online tools to help them make clinical decisions at the point of care. Many local division websites include “resource” tabs where UpToDate could be included as a member resource with a live link to the Divisions UpToDate information page.
An easy-to-read infographic is also available to provide an overview of UpToDate’s features and content.
Because online point-of-care tools are constantly evolving, not all physicians are familiar with product names. The following text can be used to describe UpToDate:
UpToDate is an award-winning online clinical decision support resource, available to Divisions of Family Practice members for use in individual practices at no cost to the individual physician. Visit your local Division website to become a division member and access more than 10,000 peer-reviewed topics in 21 specialties from international and Canadian authors, as well as drug information, medical calculators, and patient information sheets. All UpToDate topic searches are CME eligible for registered users.