ACP Smart Medicine

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See also ClinicalKey by Elsevier | DynaMed Plus | Point-of-care tools in medicine | UpToDate

ACP Smart Medicine (formerly ACP Medicine) is a Web-based decision support tool designed to provide health care professionals with rapid point-of-care evidence-based guidance. The only clinical decision support tool developed by a professional society, ACP Smart Medicine provides original content specifically developed for internal medicine.

  • Star Targeted content and a powerful search ensure you get relevant answers
  • Star Bulleted, streamlined structure provides immediate access to hundreds of evidence-based recommendations on diagnosis, therapy, prevention, screening, and other topics related to the diseases that you treat every day
  • Star Optimized for mobile devices, ACP Smart Medicine automatically adapts to whatever device you're using
  • Star Claim "point of care" CME credits for your activity by documenting what you read and how it impacted you. ACP Smart Medicine tracks your usage.

ACP Smart Medicine is an evidence-based point-of-care tool and. in keeping with its motto, provides "Clinical Guidance from ACP". Each entry contains guidelines found in major peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. Every guideline or recommendation is assigned an evidence rank from A to C for easier navigation. Similarly, every citation receives an evidence rank. Disease modules follow a standard template of chapter-like headings, which allows searchers to find information by browsing. Librarians and instructors may find that this functionality also increases teachability. Editors update the modules which can be tracked by users. PIER links to drug information from the AHFS DI® Essentials™ database.

Compared to other POC tools, PIER has a smaller set of modules but selects diseases based on how often they are encountered. Searchers should note that the Edit>Find feature works after the searcher has clicked in the frame containing the full text of the module. Each recommendation is followed by three sections: 1) Rationale, 2) Evidence and 3) Comments. All guidelines and recommendations are assigned ranks from A to C, with each citation in the reference list receiving an evidence rank. Disease modules follow a standard template of headings, allowing searchers to find information quickly.


ACP Smart Medicine headings:

  • Prevention
  • Screening
  • Diagnosis
  • Consultation for Diagnosis
  • Hospitalization
  • Non-drug Therapy
  • Drug Therapy
  • Patient Education
  • Consultation for Management
  • Follow-up

ACP Smart Medicine provides the following tables:

  • History and Physical Examination
  • Laboratory and Other Studies
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Drug Treatment
  • Elements of Follow-up


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