Android users rejoice. If you are an UpToDate subscriber, you now can download the new UpToDate Android app.
Find clinical answers at the point of care or anywhere you need them! Now you can access current, synthesized clinical information from UpToDate® — including evidence-based recommendations — quickly and easily on your AndroidTM phone or tablet. This app is free to download. However, an individual subscription is required to log in and use it.
Features of UpToDate include:
• Persistent login
• Easy Search with Auto-complete
• Bookmarks and History
• Mobile-optimized Calculators
• Ability to earn CME/CE/CPD credit
This is the first public release of the Android app for UpToDate. Like the first UpToDate iOS mobile app, you need to login and you need an Internet connection. It is more convenient to have a native app rather than access UpToDate from the browser and you get more options than just the browser version. I suppose eventually UpToDate will release an “UpToDate Complete” for Android much like the iOS UpToDate Complete.
Update: It seems that this first release, although a free app, is available only to those who have access to the Google Play store in North America.
UpToDate is a great reference source for pharmacists; actually all healthcare professionals. It was my favorite reference when I was still a real pharmacist. My browser always had a tab open to UpToDate.
Based on The Palmdoc Chronicles article I went in search of the Android version of UpToDate. Not easy to find at the UpToDate site. Fortunately it only took me a second to find it on Google Play.
Note: UpToDate requires a subscription to get to all the information.