Answered By: KRS Archive
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017     Views: 627

The Knowledge Resource Service does not subscribe to UpToDate.

AHS is committed to equitable enterprise-wide access to information resources; licensing costs for UpToDate cannot be supported with available budget. The University of Calgary cancelled their UptoDate subscription effective January 1, 2017, while the University of Alberta has never subscribed to UpToDate.

AHS recognizes that point of care tools are extremely valuable to clinicians. An AHS-wide advisory group recommended the purchase of DynaMed as a financially sustainable option for AHS. 

DynaMed is a clinician-focused, online point of care clinical reference tool, available province-wide to all AHS physicians and staff via the KRS website. It is also available as a mobile application, compatible with devices such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android Smartphone. DynaMed is a high quality  evidence-based product well accepted by physicians and universities nationally .Learn more about Dynamed.

If you would like to purchase an individual subscription to UpToDate for your personal use, you can do so via their website.   CMA members may also take advantage of various discounts offered on individual subscriptions to UpToDate (https://www.cma.ca/En/Pages/up-to-date.aspx).

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this item, please contact: Carol Connolly, Director Knowledge Resource Service at carol.a.connolly@albertahealthservices.ca.

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