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The Mobile Technology Guide provides information for mobile device users of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (UCD-AMC).  Resources featured here include "apps" as well as "moblized" websites and work with a variety of devices including the iPhone, iPad, and Droid. While most of these applications and websites are accessible to anyone, the guide also includes links to and information about several subscription databases available only to primary affiliated UCD-AMC students, staff and faculty.  These restricted resources are noted as "UCD-AMC only" and the user must log in with his/her name and institutional ID for off-campus access.

UptoDate Anywhere

Q Can I use the UptoDate Mobile App to access the UptoDate subscription?

Updated: Feb 24, 2015

Yes, students, faculty and staff affiliated with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus can download and use the mobile app for the UptoDate database/subscription.

What do you need to do to begin using the UptoDate Mobile App?

  1. You need to connect to UptoDate via the Health Sciences Library website and use the upper right corner "Log In / Register" button to create an account.
  2. Once you have an account, you can download and install the UptoDate Mobile App from your app store.  You may use/have the app on 2 mobile devices - iPhone, Android or Windows 8.
  3. Use the login/password combination you created when registering on the library website to begin using your mobile app.

Is there a catch to this access?

Yes, UptoDate requires that every 30 days you go back to the library website - UptoDate - to access and revalidate your affiliation with the Anschutz Medical Campus by logging in to UptoDate on the website.  You will receive prompts / ticklers / reminders from your mobile app to do this.

If you need more information than this, check out the UpToDate App page.

Recommended Health Resources

 Skyscape Clinical Calculator (formerly Archimedes).  Includes many common calculations including drug dosing.

 Optimized for: iPhone/iPod/iPad, Android, and BlackBerry. You must register (free) with SkyScape in order to access this resource.

 BrowZine CU-AMC only. App that can help you stay current with academic journals. After downloading the free BrowZine app select our institution: University of Colorado Health Sciences Library and enter your usual library login credentials. Authentication FAQs.
The library only subscribes to the iOS version of this resource at this time. Reviews

 Cell Press Journal Reader. CU-AMC only

1. Create your own account: Make sure that the email address you use is your address.
2. Choose either mobile web app (does not require installation) or download app from iTunes for iPad or iPhone. Requires iOS 6+. FAQs

CINAHL UCD-AMC only. Simplified search engine for the CINAHL database (Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health).

Apps are available for iPhone/iPod/iPad or Android devices.

ClinicalKey Mobile  UCD-AMC Only. Mobile-device enabled version of ClinicalKey (MD Consult has been replaced by ClinicalKey. All MD Consult material is included in ClinicalKey).  Go to for more information.

 DynaMed (released Feb. 2015).

Download Instructions:

1. Download the free DynaMed app from the iTunes Store or Google Play.
iOS/iTunes App Store Link:
Google Play Store Link:

2. Access DynaMed from the library's website. (DynaMed is under "Clinical Tools")

3. Click on the DynaMed mobile access link at the top of the DynaMed interface and enter your University or Hospital email address.  An authentication key will be emailed to you.

4. Open the DynaMed email from your device. 

5. Within 48 hourstap on the link in the email to authenticate the app.

6. The DynaMed App opens on your device and begins the initial content download.
Note: It is recommended that you are on a Wi-Fi connection for the initial download of DynaMed content as well as when updates become available.

7. Your device is ready to go!

Note: after 48 hours, you will need to request a new authentication key. 

Icon: Rx Epocrates Rx  Drug database with medical calculator. iPhone version includes Pill ID. Go here for Installation instructions. iOS Android

First ConsultFirst Consult access via ClinicalKey. UCD-AMC only. Evidence-based, point of care clinical database.

1. On a Windows or Mac computer, visit the Health Sciences Library's subscription to ClinicalKey, via the Health Sciences Library web page.
2. At the top right of the ClinicalKey page, click Login. Click Not Registered? to create an account

3. On your iOS device (iPhone, iPod, or iPad), visit the App store. Search for "First Consult" and install the free First Consult app on your device.
4. Once installed, log in to First Consult on your mobile device with your ClinicalKey user name and password. You should now have access to First Consult's differential diagnosis and other information on your mobile device, even when wireless access is unavailable.

 Isabel dx  UCD-AMC, UCH only. Diagnosis checklist system that is also integrated into the Dynamed platform. Available for iOS and Android.
Note: For required username and password, please contact using your email address. Please use Isabel app in the subject line.

CU Health Sciences Library Mobile Mobile Health Sciences Library  Simplified HSL website for the mobile device.

Micromedex mobileMicromedex - Drugs and Interactions  UCD-AMC only. Drug reference.  Note:  The Micromedex Drug Information App is free from the iTunes store. It contains summary information. The Drug Interactions App is available free for our faculty, staff and students with the password Micromedex provides. You must access the Micromedex page through the library's website, (if you are off campus, you will authenticate with your usual username and password) then click on mobileMicromedex in the upper left corner and continue with the directions they provide. Please see this guide for more assistance.

Password expiration: When your current password nears expiration, the app will remind you to enter a new one. When that happens, return to the HSL Micromedex page and obtain the new password. Help

App Supports: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad and Android. Mobile site: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, Android and BlackBerry

National Library of Medicine Mobile Sites National Library of Medicine Gallery of Mobile Apps and Sites. Links to TOXNET, PubMed Mobile, LactMed App and many more.

National Library of Medicine Mobile SitesNational Library of Medicine (NLM) Drug Information Portal. Mobile optimized web site that covers over 32,000 drugs and provides descriptions, drug names, pharmaceutical categories, and structural diagrams. 

 Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. Scientific clinical information on complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies. To download app, first access this database from an on-campus computer and request a CE ID # by clicking "I don't have a CE ID#" in the yellow CE login box.  You will be asked to fill out a form.  NOTE: the last 4 digits of your SSN can be replaced by ANY four digits; these numbers will form the CE ID#.  Once you have the number, download the app. Tap the app icon and when it asks for login information, use your CE ID # as the Username but leave the Password field blank.
Google Play:

 Pocket Medical Spanish by Epocrates.  Includes common healthcare phrases with audio playback.

 STAT!Ref Mobile UCD-AMC, UCH, TCH only. STAT!Ref has two mobile options: a free app or the mobile-device enabled website. 



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