BMJ Best Practice is a generalist point of care tool that is uniquely structured around the patient consultation with advice on symptom evaluation, test ordering and treatment approach.
BMJ Best Practice topics can be integrated with your Electronic Health Record system to give healthcare professionals easy access to the latest clinical information within the patient workflow - helping to improve outcomes.
We support all levels of integration including:
• Search widget - this allows users to search BMJ Best Practice topics and clinical information directly from the EHR system. This gives fast access to our trusted information from within the clinical workflow
• HL7 infobutton - this provides links to specific BMJ Best Practice topic pages from patients’ problems list in the Electronic Patient Record (EPR).
The HL7 Infobutton is supported by major EHR vendors such as Epic, Cerner, and Allscripts; providing a straightforward option with no further EHR development work
• Custom integration - provides complete flexibility in how our clinical information is displayed within your EHR system.
Collaborating with SMART to improve future EHR integration
At BMJ, we are actively involved in developing the future of decision support EHR integration by collaborating with key initiatives such as the SMART Health IT platform and SMART on FHIR.
Straight to the point of care
BMJ Best Practice features include:
- A modern, fresh user interface and navigation
- Comorbidities Manager - helps hospitals to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, avoid unnecessary treatments, and reduce length of stay. BMJ Best Practice is the only clinical decision
support tool to have this feature
- Treatment algorithms provide fast, evidence-based guidance on management recommendations for specific patient groups.This feature is also unique to BMJ Best Practice
- Assessment topics support questions relating to specific signs, symptoms, and abnormal test results, narrowing down potential causes to a shortlist of working diagnoses - in seconds
- Condition topics provide an overview of theory and clinical aspects, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up - for comprehensive information on specific conditions
- Overview topics provide a general synopsis on a group of conditions, for example, acute coronary syndrome, and also act as a hub with links to associated conditions or assessment topics
- Diagnostic and treatment guidelines - each BMJ Best Practice topic has a guidelines section which brings together a list of international guidelines relevant to the topic, grouped by geographical region
- Cochrane Clinical Answers enable confident decision-making with patients, even where there’s clinical uncertainty. Evidence is displayed in a Q&A format; while narrative, numbers and graphics show population, intervention, comparison and outcomes
- Evidence tables provide easy access to evidence layers in the context of specific clinical questions. Linked evidence scores, based on GRADE, increase transparency on the quality of the evidence
- Case reports - BMJ Best Practice has integrated a carefully curated selection of case reports which cover rare diseases and uncommon conditions and presentations. Case reports bring practice to life and provide fast access to information from a
- Important Update alerts - these summarise key points so it’s easy to see what’s changed without wading through detailed guidelines
- Over 250 medical calculators help identify, diagnose and treat a range of conditions
- Over 500 patient leaflets provide concise summaries to help patients and their carers make informed decisions with healthcare professionals. Every leaflet is reviewed by the BMJ patient panel
- Plus an award-winning app that can be used offline, ensuring that you always have the information you need, when you need it.