Clinical Evidence Search

A link on Dana’s home page seeks to improve health care providers’ access to medical evidence to answer the most pressing patient care questions. The simple page consists of 5 individual search boxes for the most popular and highest quality point-of-care clinical tools: DynaMed, UpToDate, Cochrane Library, PubMed and CINAHL.

This page has also been integrated into PRISM, Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Electronic Health Record (EHR), and is called Dana Search under Reference Links. Librarians hope that when a physician or nurse has a patient record in PRISM open, and has a question regarding that patient’s care, fast and easy access to these search boxes will bring them to the medical evidence that answers their questions even quicker than before, ultimately improving patient care.