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Mobile Apps: Clinical Resources

A collection of helpful medical resources and apps optimized for use on a smartphone or mobile device.

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UpToDate can be accessed through a mobile app that is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android smart phones and tablets. Users must first register for a free individual account with UpToDate through Henry Ford Health. Registration must be done from a computer on the Henry Ford network or from a remote connection to Henry Ford. You may download and login to the UpToDate mobile app on up to 2 different devices.

To Access the UpToDate Mobile App:

  1. Register for a free individual account with UpToDate from a computer on the Henry Ford network or from a remote connection to Henry Ford. To do this, within UpToDate click on "Register" in the top right corner and fill in the the required info, including creating a username and password. Sladen website instructions -or- Epic instructions
  2. Go to your app store and download the free UpToDate mobile app
  3. Open the app and login with the UpToDate username and password you just created

90 Day Re-verification Required:

  • In order to maintain mobile and off-campus access to UpToDate, you will need to verify your continued Henry Ford affiliation every 90 days by logging into your UpToDate account from a computer or device connected to the Henry Ford network.

ClinicalKey App

  1. Go to ClinicalKey from the link on the Sladen Library website and click on Register in the top right corner of the page to create a personal account. You must use your Henry Ford Health email address when you create your account. If you do not have an "" or "" email (for example, Radiology or HAP employees), contact the Library 313-916-2550.
  2. Next, you have to apply for Remote Access within ClinicalKey. Go back to the ClinicalKey website. If you are logged out, log back in with the ID and password you just created. When you are logged in, you'll see your name in the top right corner. Click on your name and choose "Remote Access" from the dropdown. Enter in your email address on the "Apply for Remote Access" page. Choose your organization "Hosp Henry Ford - Detroit - WE – Remote Access". ClinicalKey will send you an email and you must click on the activation link in the email within one hour of receiving it to continue the process. Once you click the link, ClinicalKey will reopen and give you a message if activation was successful.
  3. Finally, go to your App Store and download the ClinicalKey app onto your device. When you open the app you'll see options to "Choose Your Role." Select ClinicalKey and login using the ID and password you created in the first step.

After your first login, your account will stay active for 180 days. Before your 180 days is up, go to ClinicalKey from the Sladen website and login to your personal account to re-up your access.

ClinicalKey for Nursing App

VisualDx App

VisualDx is a visual reference tool for medical professionals that aids therapeutic decisions and improves patient safety.

  1. While on the Henry Ford Health network, go to the VisualDx homepage, click on "Get the Mobile App" in the area below the colored icons. 
  2. An area will open in the right side of the page, click the button to "Create a Personal VisualDx Account".
  3. Enter in the required information and submit.
  4. Next, download the free VisualDx app for your device (click on icons above, or search in your app store).
  5. Login on the app with the username and password you created in Step 3. 

Additional FAQ available from VisualDx

Web of Science

Web of Science can be accessed through a mobile app for iOS and Android. The app is called Web of Science My Research Assistant, or MyRA. Using the app through an account affiliated with HFHS provides users with additional search functions not available to free users. Users can use a pre-existing Web of Science account, or create a new account to login. 

To use the app, your Web of Science account has to be set up for roaming access. To do this:

  • Go to Web of Science from a computer on the Henry Ford Health network, or one connected through proxy (remote) access. 
  • Click "Register" in the top right corner if creating a new account, or "Sign In" if you already have an existing Web of Science account. If you are creating a new account, you will need to click a link sent to your email address in order to complete the process. 
  • Finally, download the app onto your device and login using the credentials for your Web of Science account. 
  • To keep roaming (app) access enabled, you will need to login to Web of Science on the Henry Ford Health network every 6 months. 


The new PubMed interface is mobile-optimized and automatically adjusts to fit any screen. If you use the Find It @ Sladen links to access full-text articles, you will be asked to authenticate with your Henry Ford Health remote access ID and password (Henry Ford Health Corp ID).

5 Minute Consult

5MinuteConsult is a digital resource integrating content from the popular reference book 5-Minute Clinical Consult. This app provides point-of-care reference for quick answers to clinical questions.

  1. Go to through the Sladen website, or by clicking the link above.
  2. On the right side of the page, click on "Create a Free Personal Account" and fill in the required information. 
  3. From your app store, download the "5 Minute Clinical Consult" app onto your device. 
  4. Once installed, sign in with the personal account ID and password you just created.  

STAT!Ref App

Access Henry Ford Hospital's STAT!Ref ebook collection on your mobile device. STAT!Ref comes via the TDS Health platform. Follow the steps below to create a free personal account for TDS Health and begin accessing the STAT!Ref books on your mobile device.

  1. From a computer on the Henry Ford Health network, go to STAT!Ref from the Quick Links box on the Sladen Library website
  2. In TDS Health, click on "Profile" located above the search box and click Register to create an account.
  3. Go to the “Welcome” and (your name) drop down located above the search box and select “Anywhere Login Account.” Click the “Activate” button.
  4. Next, from your app store, download the free STAT!Ref app to your device.
  5. Open the app and login with your TDS Health ID and password.

Your mobile ID and password is active for 3 months at a time. To reactivate after 3 months, login to your TDS Health account, revisit the "Anywhere Login Account" tab and click the Renew button.

For additional information on the STAT!Ref app visit

AccessMedicine Apps

  1. Follow steps 1-4 for AccessMedicine in the entry above. 
  2. Using the web browser on your mobile device, go to and login using your MyAccess credentials.
  1. Follow steps 1-4 in the AccessMedicine entry above.
  2. Using the web browser on your mobile device, go to and login using your MyAccess credentials.

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