Advantages of using UpToDate medical software are that medical practitioners and trainees can answer medical questions quickly, earn continuing medical education credit and increase their clinical knowledge, reports the American Academy of Family Physicians. UpToDate helps medical professionals access patient education topics and improve patient care.
As of 2015, more than 5,700 physicians contribute to UpToDate, making it a rich resource for evidence-based research, according to AAFP. All the information is peer-reviewed and goes through a thorough editorial process, which makes it a credible and trustworthy resource.
Studies suggest that using UpToDate helps improve a hospital's performance and patient care, according to UpToDate. A 2011 study by Harvard University showed that using UpToDate helped lower mortality rates and shortened patient's stay in the hospital.
Physicians who use UpToDate can recognize, diagnose and manage a wide variety of disorders and diseases, reports AAFP. They can use the information on the site to educate their patients on disease screening and prevention. Medical trainees can use the information on UpToDate when preparing for rounds and presentations, reports UpToDate. They can access the site from anywhere, as there are mobile apps for most devices. Trainees can also enjoy a special trainee price, even if the hospitals they work in already provide UpToDate.