Integrated services provide new CME credit option

As part of an ongoing effort and to better support the health care professionals at UNC Hospitals, the UNC Health Sciences Libary (HSL) and the WebCIS team at UNC Health Care have been working together to provide a new and easier way for UNC Health Care professionals to accrue CME credit.

Specifically, the HSL and WebCIS team are pleased to announce that, as of Jan. 19, UpToDate (a highly valued clinical information resource licensed by HSL for our users) has been integrated with the UNC Hospitals’ WebCIS Electronic Medical Record System (available on clinical workstations within UNC Health Care, as well as to authorized users off-campus). As a result of this project, WebCIS users are now able to accrue CME credit by performing research queries within UpToDate.

How It's Done
In order to obtain CME credit, users must 1) access UpToDate through the WebCIS system and 2) complete a one-time registration. Individual WebCIS users will not be charged for this service. Within WebCIS, you can go to the HSL's online Clinical Reference Guide .  A link, “UpToDate (through WebCIS)” appears on that page. There is also a link on this Guide to UpToDate for non-WebCIS users.

Who is Eligible for CME through UpToDate?
UNC Health Care Physicians, Osteopaths, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants are eligible to take advantage of this new services. Other UNC Health Care personnel can certainly use UpToDate through WebCIS, but accruing CME credit will not be possible unless a professional organizations specifically approves those credits.

UpToDate Access in General
Any UNC-Chapel Hill affiliated user can continue to access UpToDate through the HSL web page links both on and off campus. (In July 2010, the HSL was pleased to announce that the latest licensing agreement for UpToDate includes the reinstatement of off-campus access to the highly utilized resource. You can read more about this at www.hsl.unc.edu/news/display_blog.cfm?bid=1248)

Questions?
•    AskALibrarian
•    UpToDate Customer Service 1-800-998-6374 or customerservice@uptodate.com

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