Putting Research into Practice

OvidMD, the first clinical tool from Ovid that provides quick answers to clinical questions based on relevant full—text content from Ovid

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About OvidMD

  • OvidMD Advantage
  • How it Works
  • What's Included
  • For Librarians and Administrators
  • For Physicians
  • Testimonials
  • Other OvidMD Resources

Get the advantage with OvidMD Advantage

OvidMD® Advantage offers physicians and other healthcare professionals quick clinical answers through OvidMD’s fast, reliable search.

Extensively tested by physicians, this is an essential tool for anyone who sees patients— practicing physicians, residents, interns and other healthcare professionals.

  • Quick relevant results, every search
  • Clean, easy-to-use interface searches only trusted, authoritative and current resources
  • Filter by review articles, clinical trials, diagnosis, treatment and more
  • Available online and optimized for iPad® and iPhone®
  • Several new OvidMD Advantage options to meet your institution’s needs

Learn more about OvidMD Advantage offers:

Related specialty content is also available from your Ovid sales representative

How it Works

OvidMD is Ovid’s clinical search tool that helps physicians and other clinicians improve patient care through fast, reliable answers from authoritative, current and trusted resources.

Key features

  • Search across multiple titles, save searches, set up alerts, e-mail colleagues and export images
  • “Best-Bet” keyword search takes you straight to the most relevant resource. Simply search a journal name (even informal names like “The Green Journal”), book titles, ISSNs and ISBNs
  • View UpToDate® results on the same interface presented separately from overall search results, in real time and the exact same order as in UpToDate, plus new administrative options
  • Thousands of downloadable patient handouts from RelayHealth® and UpToDate®, improved image library, medical calculators and more
  • Access to Ovid’s award-winning customer support

Content currency

Content is updated on a quarterly, monthly and daily basis. All journals and books will be the most current issues and editions. We understand that clinicians need the most current information and we update OvidMD on a daily basis to support that.

Mobile access

OvidMD works with any mobile device that has a web browser, but for best results, we recommend using an iPhone® or iPad®. To install, OvidMD customers and end users should visit www.ovidmd.com from their iPhone or iPad and follow the installation instructions.

What's Included

All OvidMD subscriptions offer the following set of core content.

Full—Text Journals
Access a 2 year rolling archive of 11 Current Opinion journals from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in the following specialties:

Cardiology Nephrology & Hypertension
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Obesity Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gastroenterology Oncology
Hematology Pediatrics
Infectious Disease Pulmonary Medicine

Up to Date®
Search UpToDate’s 9,500 topics in 21 specialties; relevant topics are previewed in a separate area from other results. Subscribers to UpToDate have one-click access to full text. All results are presented in real-time and appear in the same order as they appear on UpToDate.

Trusted around the world, OvidMD searches this current and comprehensive biomedical database with citations from nearly 5,600 journals worldwide - updated daily.

Evidence-Based Guidelines
Written by physicians for physicians, these guidelines are updated quarterly and synthesize the best available evidence on diagnosis, management, and treatment of conditions seen in primary care, inpatient and emergency department settings.

National Guidelines Clearinghouse
OvidMD searches clinical practice guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on an array of topics covering diseases and conditions, treatments and interventions, plus health services and administration.

A to Z Drug Facts
Search drug information using generic or brand names. Drug monographs cover pharmacological and patient care considerations including action, indications, contraindications, route/dosage, interactions, lab test interferences, adverse reactions, precautions/warnings, administration/storage, assessment/interventions and patient education.

Patient Information
Access thousands of patient handouts from UpToDate and RelayHealth (a division of McKesson®) including hundreds in Spanish. Topics cover Cancer, Children’s Health, Diabetes, Mental Health, Surgery and more.

Search thousands of images, tables and charts; export one or multiple images with one-click into PowerPoint® presentations or share them with colleagues and patients.

Medical Calculators
Access to a wide array of medical calculators and decision tree analysis tools that healthcare professionals will use every day through MedCalc 3000.

U.S. physicians can earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ through researching a clinical topic in OvidMD.

Get the advantage with OvidMD Advantage
Institutional buyers can add on additional content sets through their Ovid sales representative:

Related specialty content is also available:

For Librarians and Administrators

OvidMD is a tool you can trust to give physicians and healthcare professionals instant access to the answers they need from clinically relevant sources.

OvidMD puts your library’s resources at the point of use. Designed for and tested by clinicians, it searches the way clinicians are trained to think and fits seamlessly into their workflow. Every detail was designed from the clinicians’ point of view –what to search, how results are presented, filtered and explored, the ability to save searches, share findings and setup alerts, “typeahead that thinks ahead”, and more. Optimized for use on iPhone® and iPad®, OvidMD is always accessible whether they are on site or at home – all they need is access to the Internet.

Best of all, Ovid offers new content packages and set-up options that make it more cost-effective and easy to administrate than ever before. Talk to your Ovid sales or support representative today to learn more.

For Physicians

OvidMD is a tool you can trust to give you instant access to the answers you need from clinically relevant sources.

For Physicians in Group Practice and Small Institutions

If you have fewer than 100 end-users in a group practice or small institution, we have a version of OvidMD just for you. Visit to learn more about three affordable packages we offer. And since OvidMD comes with its own set of clinical content, it’s ready to go out of the box - no other subscriptions are required.

For Physicians at Larger institutions with over 100 end-users

If you work in a larger institution with a librarian or information manager, fill out the .


"I think that the information that was found was of better quality on OvidMD... OvidMD has a better web design. I just find that OvidMD is easier to read and navigate through and therefore I would be much more inclined to use it, even if the information gathered was the same."

John L. Roussalis, MD, PC
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Casper, Wyoming

"OvidMD is fast, user—friendly and gives relevant search results the first time around"

Surender Bodhireddy, M.D.
Covenant Medical Center
Lubbock, Texas USA

"OvidMD definitely hit the target more often than did PubMed®.

Janelle K. O'Connell, PT, Ph.D., DPT, ATC, LAT

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  • Tools and widgets to add to your library pages or intranet
  • Buttons and screensavers for your library portal
  • Customizable flyers, email templates and posters