The DynaMed clinical decision support tool has been fully-updated with a new look and functionality

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The clinical decision support tool, DynaMed has been fully-revised and is now available on CKN. This major, next-generation update replaces the previous version, DynaMed Plus, with an all-new user interface, personalisation features and a reengineered app, to give Queensland clinicians fast and efficient access the highest quality evidence-based information.

New features and functionality

  • A personalised user-experience that persists across all devices 
  • User-followed topics and updates are displayed on the homepage
  • New specialty content, e.g. Hospitalist Topics (i.e. PE Discharge Checklist)
  • Improved search functionality includes displaying total number of results, ability to view "more" results & "did you mean" functionality
  • Improved navigation from the results page, linking directly to specific topic sections 
  • Browse by specialty
  • Completely redesigned content presentation for improved access and better usability of content
  • Easy access to images within the topic 
  • A complete list of recent updates in each topic (not just limited to 3 as in the previous version)
  • The addition of a new “feedback widget”

DynaMed provides high-quality evidence-based recommendations for patient management and guidance from leading experts. It publishes clinically-organised topics which are continuously updated, whenever new information from daily literature reviews indicate a need for change in practice.

Its content ranges from comprehensive reviews of diseases, conditions, and abnormal findings to highly-focused topics on evaluation, differential diagnosis, and management. Drug and laboratory monographs developed and maintained by IBM Micromedex are also included. 

DynaMed also links to Queensland Clinical Guidelines, the Primary Care Clinical Manual (PCCM) and the Chronic Conditions Manual (CCM) supporting rural and remote health, as well as recommendations from respected national organisations such as the Australian Resuscitation Council, Asthma Council Australia and Lung Foundation Australia and Choosing Wisely Australia.

The new DynaMed can be accessed from the same link on CKN - access DynaMed.

What's new with the DynaMed app

  • Search shortcuts
  • Quick access to relevant and saved content
  • Activity tracking for CME/CPD and MOC
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

If you are a DynaMed Plus app user
If you have the old DynaMed Plus mobile app and have automatic updates enabled on your phone, you will be automatically updated to the new DynaMed mobile app.  If you do not have automatic updates enabled, you will see a notification in your respective application store alerting you to an update, when available.

If you’re a new DynaMed app user
If you do not currently have the DynaMed mobile app, once you set up your personal user credentials on, you can search for DynaMed in your mobile app store of choice, download the mobile app and begin using it with your new personal user credentials. Click here for instructions on creating a personal user account. 

last updated: 
Wednesday, 21 August, 2019