American College of Physicians launches ACP Smart Medicine, offering doctors 'one click to confidence'

New web-based, mobile-optimized clinical decision support tool developed specifically for internal medicine

PHILADELPHIA, September 23, 2013 -- The American College of Physicians today released ACP Smart Medicine, a web-based clinical decision support tool developed specifically for internal medicine physicians containing 500 modules that provide guidance and information on a broad range of diseases and conditions.

"ACP Smart Medicine offers physicians high-quality, easy-to-access clinical information that is rigorously peer-reviewed and continually assessed for currency and accuracy,'" said Steven Weinberger, MD, FACP, ACP's executive vice president and CEO. "It is a versatile tool that runs the gamut from providing evidence-based guidance to facilitating CME credit, and is the only clinical decision support tool developed by a physician medical society."

Integrated with content from Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP JournalWise, and ACP clinical practice guidelines with a display that automatically adjusts to desktops, smartphones, and tablets, the clinical recommendations in ACP Smart Medicine are evidence-based and rated based on the quality of the underlying evidence. Information is continually updated through triggered updates with new, relevant content and guidelines. Additionally, ACP High Value Care recommendations identify care activities that offer little benefit to patients.

ACP Smart Medicine also offers easy access to submit for CME credit. Physicians can select modules from the list of content areas they have reviewed, answer a question, and submit for CME credit.

ACP Smart Medicine is available as a free benefit to ACP members and can be purchased by non-members. Additional features include:

  • concise, bulleted evidence-based recommendations organized into readily accessible point-of-care categories: prevention, screening, diagnosis, therapy, consultation, patient education, and follow up
  • semantically tagged content delivers search results quickly and reliably
  • differential diagnosis tables assist in securing the correct diagnosis
  • relevant drug information presented in easy-to-understand comparative drug tables
  • triggered updates whenever there is new, relevant information or guidelines
  • clinical content categorized by disease, screening and prevention, complementary/alternative, ethical and legal, procedures, and quality measures
  • content hierarchy allows users to expose just the information desired -- from bulleted recommendations at the point-of-care to the content depth of a clinical library

About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 137,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.