Although the topic of point-of-care tools was moved from presentations to class, I thought I might do a little research on my own. The first tool I looked at was UpToDate, which is currently owned by Wolters Kluwer.

UpToDate was originally created by Dr. Burton Rose, a teacher at the Harvard Medical School. He had written and published a textbook on nephrology, and was eager to make it readily available to doctors through the emerging medium of computers. His publisher would not take on the project, so Dr. Rose and his wife, together Dr. Joseph Rush, began the company in Rose’s basement.

According to their website, UpToDate now services over 1.1 million clinicians in 180 countries with 23 different specialties. Surveys show that users find what they need more than 92% of the time.

For more information, check out these pages:

And for an extended tour of UpToDate’s features, watch this video: