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UpToDate (via HUBNET)

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2018 12:43 PM

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Remote access to this resource requires a UBITName and password.


UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical resource which provides specific, detailed answers to clinical questions and treatment recommendations based on the best medical evidence. World-renowned physician authors, editors and peer reviewers synthesize the most recent medical information into evidence-based topic reviews addressing clinical issues that span over 22 specialties. Topic reviews include links to fully illustrated and referenced charts, x-rays, photographs, movies and Medline abstracts with links to full text from subscribed journals. 

Evidence is graded on two levels (strong and weak), although not all summaries have graded evidence. The grading scheme classifies recommendations as strong (Grade 1) or weak (Grade 2), according to the balance between benefits, risks, burden, and cost, and the degree of confidence in estimates of benefits, risks, and burden. The system classifies quality of evidence (as reflected in confidence in estimates of effects) as high (Grade A), moderate (Grade B), or low (Grade C) according to factors that include the risk of bias, precision of estimates, the consistency of the results, and the directness of the evidence.

The product also includes: medical calculators; Practice Changing Updates and What’s New sections that highlight specific new recommendations that may change current clinical practice; different levels of patient education materials; ability to search in 10 languages; search filters for adult, pediatric, patient and graphics; topic prompts to assist in searching; and a link directly to Lexi-Comp to search drug-drug, drug-herb, and herb-herb interactions. Produced by Wolters Kluwer.

Access Methods

Note: You need an account for offsite access.

Creating an Account (will capture use for CME/CE/CPD credits)

When you are onsite at UB, the Buffalo VA, a CHS hospital, ECMC, or RPCI, go to UpToDate on HUBNET or go to and complete the one-time registration. There is a link to register in the upper right hand corner. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions for downloading the mobile app.


  1. Onsite access - Go to and select “UpToDate.”
  2. Offsite Access via Computer - From any computer workstation, go to and log in with your personal UpToDate username and password. 
  3. Offsite Access via Mobile Device - Open a browser on your mobile device (using cellular data or wifi to connect to the Internet), go to and log in with your personal UpToDate username and password. 
  4. UpToDate Mobile App Access - Follow the account creation and mobile download instructions outlined above. Log in with your personal UpToDate username and password. You only need to do this once because the app stores your username and password.

System requirements

For iPhone or iPad: iTunes App Store / iOS 8.0 or higher / 50 MB memory

For Android: Google Play / OS 4.03 or higher / 50 MB memory

Maintaining Access – 90 Day Verification Required

To maintain uninterrupted access, you must log in to UpToDate using your personal account at least once every ninety days when you are onsite at one of these institutions: UB, the Buffalo VA, a CHS hospital, ECMC, or RPCI. This will verify your affiliation with the subscribing institution.

Dates Covered

Reviewed and updated daily.

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