Clinical eCompanion Information for primary care

Using Clinical eCompanion

All resources used in Clinical eCompanion are free and from reliable sources. See “Free Resources in Clinical eCompanion.”

You will need to register for a free Medscape account to use and view content from the Drug Interaction Checker, Medscape.

Read the "Terms of Use," "Disclaimers", or "Conditions of Use" on each free resource used in Clinical eCompanion. Read Clinical eCompanion’s disclaimer. When you search PubMed Free Fulltext articles, your initial search default will show PubMed results containing links to English language free full text articles. To see links to full text articles, apply “free full text” under “Show additional filters” “Text Availability” on PubMed’s left side column.

Overview

Clinical eCompanion was developed by librarians at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, with funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region. The project development team conducted research to explore the feasibility, usability and validity of the point-of-care information tool for use by primary care providers in answering real-time clinical questions. Participants found Clinical eCompanion to be current, relevant and complete.

The project team presented the results of their work at Mosaic ’16, the joint meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA), the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliotheques de la sante du Canada (CHLA/ABSC), and the International Clinical Librarians Conference (ICLC); 2016 May 13-18; Toronto ON:

Wessel CB, Dahm JJ, LaDue J. Clinical eCompanion: development of a point-of-care information tool.

Clinical eCompanion is now jointly managed by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region and the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System.

Contact Information:

Do you have questions or comments about Clinical eCompanion? Would you like to schedule an online training session for your practice or library? Please contact:

Erin Seger, MPH, CHES, Health Professions Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
University of Pittsburgh
Email: ers166@pitt.edu
Phone:412-648-9750

NNLM regions offer training and funding opportunities for hospitals, clinics, health departments, and other organizations where Health Professionals work. Contact your region to find out about opportunities near you!

Free Resources in Clinical eCompanion

  1. DailyMed - U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
  2. Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) - Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Library of Medicine (NLM).
  3. Drug Interaction Checker - Medscape. WebMD LLC.
  4. PillBox - National Institutes of Health (NIH) and U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
  5. Medlineplus - U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  6. HealthReach - National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Library of Medicine (NLM).
  7. ARUP Consult: the Physicians Guide to Laboratory Test Selection and Interpretation - ARUP Laboratories.
  8. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention A-Z index and MMWR - Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
  9. Effective Health Care Program Research Summaries, Reviews, and Reports - AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  10. NHS Evidence Search - National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), National Health Service (NHS), United Kingdom
  11. PubMed - National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  12. Radiopaedia.org – Radiopaedia.org
  13. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) - AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  14. USPSTF AHRQ ePSS - AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  15. ICD 10 Lookup Tool - Medical Billing and Coding Online

This point-of-care information tool was developed by librarians at the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C and maintained under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.