UpToDate Goes Everywhere… And Anywhere!
UpToDate can now be accessed from any remote location. You no longer need to be on the UVM/Fletcher Allen Health Care network to access UpToDate.
This new version, called UpToDate Anywhere, allows full access to UpToDate at UVM, Fletcher Allen Health Care, all FAHC practice sites… and from anywhere with an Internet connection.
To take advantage of UpToDate Anywhere, users must first register an individual account from within the UVM or FAHC networks. These networks include accessing UpToDate:
- while at UVM;
- while at FAHC;
- remotely with EZ Proxy or VPN;
- through FAHC’s Remote Access Gateway;
- on the UVM wireless network;
- or on FAHC’s employee wireless network (NOT the FAHC guest wireless network).
With this account, UpToDate can then be accessed anywhere just by logging in with the registered user name and password. The account also enables users to accrue CME credits for reading UpToDate articles, and to download an UpToDate app to a mobile device.
Directions for downloading and installing the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and Android versions of the mobile app are available at http://danaguides.uvm.edu/mobile. A more detailed description of UpToDate Anywhere can be found here: http://danaguides.uvm.edu/uptodate.
As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Library at 802-656-2201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expanded Access to Dermatology Diagnostic Tool
Dana Medical Library recently purchased an expanded license for VisualDx, a dermatological diagnostic clinical tool. VisualDx may now be accessed from both the UVM and Fletcher Allen Health Care netowrks. It is web-based and can be used on a desktop, laptop, mobile phone or tablet. See our mobile guide for more information. The photographs and images in VisualDx can also be used in presentations for educational purposes.
What’s that rash?
VisualDx is a diagnostic clinical decision support system that leverages the ability to recognize visual patterns to assist healthcare providers in making faster, more accurate diagnoses. VisualDx combines high-quality, peer-reviewed medical images and concise, actionable information to support physicians in the accurate recognition and management of disease. Health care professionals can input visual clues, symptoms, and patient history to help make the correct diagnosis at the point of care.
VisualDx can also speed up recognition and diagnosis of medication-induced conditions, and provides adverse events decision support for hospitals and medical centers. Its knowledge database covers over 100 medication reactions, all linked to PubMed (MEDLINE) evidence. Users can search by medication and see images of drug reactions, along with literature evidence documenting each association, and access management and therapy guidelines.
Select a clinical scenario and enter patient symptoms to build a contextualized, patient-relevant differential diagnosis. The Quick Start function guides the user to enter the patient factors relevant to the problem at hand, or alternatively, one can simply type in the patient symptoms or other relevant findings.
See how the VisualDx Differential Builder works.
Search a diagnosis to access disease images and pithy clinical information. Each diagnosis topic contains a clickable differential list allowing the user to go back and forth between diagnostic summaries and images. Search functionality includes type-ahead-find, diagnosis synonymy, key words, and text search. In addition, the synopses provide ICD codes, references, and a list of associated findings such as signs, medications, exposures, medical history, and more.
See how VisualDx Diagnosis Search works.
Medication adverse events
Search by medication to view adverse conditions that may be caused by a specific drug. Results provide images of medication-induced eruptions and include literature evidence documenting each association, as well as management and therapy guidelines.
See how VisualDx Medication Adverse Events works.
Try out VisualDx for yourself, and let us know if we can help you in any way: email@example.com or 802-656-2201.
Laura Haines, MLS