Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has selected UpToDate® to help clinical teams enhance patient safety with access to evidence-based clinical knowledge and recommendations. With seven hospitals and multiple other care facilities, Belfast Trust provides integrated health and social care to approximately 350,000 citizens in Belfast as well as most regional specialist services for all Northern Ireland. The trust plans to integrate UpToDate into the clinical workflow via the Epic EPR as it goes live across Northern Ireland.

Using UpToDate in the EPR highlights the increasingly important role that CDS tools are playing in the NHS and across Health and Social Care. Integrating UpToDate into the EPR places it at the heart of the clinical workflow, providing fast access to critical information at the point of care. Clinicians across the Belfast Trust can access UpToDate content related to diagnosis, decision pathways, and patient education at key decision points within the clinical workflow via a single click.

Quick access to patient-specific information through the EPR helps save clinicians? time, enhances the delivery of care, and improves efficiency. With UpToDate?s accreditation by the Federation of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), clinicians can use UpToDate as part of their personal professional development directly within the clinical workflow.