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UpToDate Mobile App Now Available

HSLS is pleased to announce the availability of the UpToDate Mobile App. The app is available to Pitt and UPMC users through the HSLS subscription to the full UpToDate site. UpToDate provides evidence-based, peer-reviewed medical information. The continuously updated content is written by more than 5,100 authors, all of whom are practicing physicians and specialists within the subject area they author.

Compatible Devices

The app is free to download and is available for the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad from the iTunes App Store, Android devices from the Google Play Store, and Windows 8 phones and tablets from the Windows Store.

All mobile devices must support HTML, cookies, and JavaScript. Specifications for each device include:

iPhone/iPod touch/iPad:

Android devices:

Windows 8 Tablets:

Windows Phone 8:

Getting Started

To access the mobile app, begin by creating an UpToDate personal account.

Access requires Wi-Fi or 3G (or better). The app can be downloaded for use on two devices.

Account Expiration

In order to maintain uninterrupted service, you must verify your Pitt or UPMC affiliation every 30 days by logging into UpToDate from an onsite Pitt or UPMC computer or on a mobile device connected to the Pitt or UPMC Wi-Fi. An in-application and e-mail message will remind you to do this. If you don’t, your mobile access will be suspended until you do. You can also check your expiration date by clicking on the Home icon in the app, and then clicking on Account Info.


UpToDateMobileThe Search feature is the meat of the UpToDate Mobile App and allows you to search by topic, including diseases, drugs, or procedures. You can limit search results to “All search results,” “Prioritize adult topics,” “Prioritize pediatric topics,” and “Prioritize patient topics.” The Outline feature allows you to quickly navigate to a particular section of a topic.

The UpToDate Mobile App also includes mobile-optimized Medical Calculators as well as the “What’s New” feature that provides you with important new information added in recent weeks.

Other key features of the UpToDate Mobile App include:

For more information about the UpToDate Mobile App and other mobile friendly versions of HSLS resources, such as Micromedex or AccessMedicine, direct your browser to the HSLS Mobile Resources Web site. You can also contact the HSLS Main Desk at 412-648-8866 or Ask a Librarian.

~ Jill Foust

Posted in the October 2013 Issue