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Apps & Mobile Resources: Patient Education


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Link to the mobile friendly website at


Comprehensive clinical support tool accessible through the app on the the web

Register for an UpToDate account on a computer connected to the URMC network or VPN. 

Download the free app from your usual app store and log in with the UpToDate user name and password created during the registration process.

UpToDate requires that you verify your affiliation with URMC or Highland Hospital by logging in to UpToDate from a computer connected to the URMC network at least once every 90 days.  The mobile app will notify you when you need to verify your affiliation.

Simply Sayin'

Simply Sayin'

Facilitates clear conversations between the healthcare provider, child, and family. Includes glossary of terms, illustrations and photographs, anatomical images that can be drawn on free hand to illustrate surgical procedures and medical conditions, sound clips, ability to switch between English and Spanish.