The fastest path to trusted clinical answers.

Allows You to Search the Way You Think About Clinical Problems

When physicians "need to know more", OvidMD® provides quick answers to their questions based on clinically relevant full-text content from Ovid. Use OvidMD to uncover the latest treatment options, evidence-based guidelines, drug therapies and more. Get answers fast using Typeahead That Thinks Ahead and Clinical Focus Navigators. OvidMD fills a clinical information gap between point-of-care tools and in-depth medical research, when a clinician has time to search for relevant answers in the literature.

5 Reasons OvidMD helps you make the best evidence-based clinical decisions for every patient

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OvidMD was developed for and tested by physicians who see patients daily


The most clinically-relevant search results are always presented first

Evidence-Based Guidelines synthesize the best-available evidence on diagnosis, disease management, and drug therapy recommendations, written by physicians and updated quarterly

A to Z Drug Facts for dosages, side effects, indications, and information on drug therapies

Access UpToDate's® synoptic, point-of-care content together with Ovid's-full-text and bibliographic content in the same easy-to-use interface
(requires subscriptions to both products)

OvidMD Plus is available for purchase online.* Through one easy-to-navigate interface users can access:

  • 11 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Current Opinion journals
  • Ovid MEDLINE®
  • UpToDate® (subscription required to view full text)
  • Transplant Library
  • Evidence-Based Guidelines
  • National Guidelines
  • Patient Handouts from UpToDate® and Relay Health (a division of McKesson®)
  • MedCalc 3000
  • A to Z Drug Facts
  • 13 of The 5-Minute Consult Book Collection
  • Transplant Library Database
  • Review of Natural Products

*Up to 100 users

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the features of OvidMD?

OvidMD is an efficient, clinically-focused search tool designed for clinicians and healthcare professionals. Features include downloadable full text PDFs; ability to filter results by review articles, clinical trials, diagnosis, treatment, and more; "best bet" keyword search; medical calculators; an extensive image library with the ability to export one or more images to PowerPoint® in one-click; the ability to save searches, create search alerts and send email to a colleague; and much more.

What content can I access through OvidMD?

OvidMD for group practices and small institutions comes with the following content package:

  • Ovid MEDLINE®
  • 11 Current Opinion journals (2-year rolling access)
  • Evidence Based Guidelines
  • National Guidelines Clearinghouse
  • UpToDate® Professional Topic Previews (subscription required to view full text)
  • 5-Minute Clinical Consult books
  • The Review of Natural Products
  • Transplant Library
  • A to Z Drug Facts
  • Patient Information from RelayHealth┬« and UpToDate┬«
  • Medical Calculators
  • Exportable Image Library

Additional content packages are available for institutions with more than 100 users; visit to learn more.

How do I access OvidMD?

OvidMD is available at or No installation is needed to access the program.

How does OvidMD work with UpToDate®?

OvidMD automatically searches UpToDate's 9,500 topics in 21 specialties. All OvidMD users will see UpToDate topic previews that match your search query in a separate area to the right of search results, presented in real-time and in the same order as they appear on UpToDate. If you have an UpToDate subscription, simply click to access the full text.

Do I need a subscription to Ovid or UpToDate in order to use OvidMD?

No. OvidMD was designed to work with both of these products; however it can stand alone. Because the OvidMD tool comes with a package of clinical content, no other subscriptions are required.

What is auto-renew?

To ensure uninterrupted service, all OvidMD subscriptions are renewed automatically, using the credit card on file. All of our annual subscriptions are renewed at the subscription rate then in effect on the date upon which the current subscription term ends, unless otherwise advised. You may cancel your subscription at any time prior to any such renewal by calling OvidMD customer service at 800-343-0064 or 781-440-4950 for international. Failure to cancel your subscription for a subsequent renewal period prior to the commencement of such renewal period will result in your credit card being charged for such renewal.

How frequently is content updated in OvidMD?

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.

How can I earn CME credits using OvidMD?

U.S. physicians can earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit through searching a clinical topic in OvidMD. Claim your research by clicking on the "Get Credit for Your Research" link on your results page. Fill out the form that describes what you have researched, then print your certificate. Physicians can also refer back to previous certificates and see their history which provides the date, clinical topic researched, copy of certificate and completed question set.

Can I use OvidMD on my mobile device?

Yes. 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 should visit from their iPhone or iPad and follow the installation instructions.

Can I browse books and journals on OvidMD?

Yes. The "What Am I Searching" feature allows you to quickly browse or search a specific book or journal of interest. Our "Best Bet" keyword search allow you to search by journal name (even informal names like "The Green Journal"), book titles, ISSNs and ISBNs and more.

What is "Typeahead That Thinks Ahead"?

OvidMD goes to work as soon as you start typing. Our extensive typeahead list shows conditions that often occur in the literature alongside the topic you are searching.

What are Clinical Focus Navigators?

Hundreds of medical conditions offer Clinical Focus Navigators in the search results. These navigators help physicians identify Review Articles, Meta-Analyses, and Evidence about the condition, and integrate with the physician's clinical workflow by helping you find information on Etiology, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis.

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