Q. Medical Apps

I am a new NP here and I was wondering what medical apps we have access to and how we can access them. In particular I am trying to download the up to date app but I don't know what login to use. Any help?

Answer

According to this page of the UpToDate user manual, the UpToDate app is only available to individual subscribers . The University has access to UpToDate through the University of Maryland Medical Center's institutional subscription. Since the Library does not have a separate subscription to this resource, it is only available on campus for our campus members.

If you are an employee of UMMC, there is an option to access UpToDate from off-site using the hospital's virtual private network. Instructions for doing so are available here: http://answers.hshsl.umaryland.edu/faq/154342 . The UpToDate site is optimized for use on mobile devices.

As for other medical apps, the library's subscription to the drug resource Micromedex includes a few free mobile versions. To download Micromedex apps, start at the library's A-Z databases list http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/resources/databases/index.cfm and navigate to Micromedex. At the Micromedex site, click on Download Center in the upper right. Select the app you wish to download, and follow the instructions.

The Micromedex apps are currently the only ones that come free of cost with our institutional subscription. There are also some apps available from Lexicomp at discount prices. Information is available at Lexicomp when you navigate there from our databases list.

 

  • Last Updated Mar 25, 2017
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  • Answered By Michele Nance

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