POC-IT Guides

POC-IT Guides
Mobile Clinical Decision-Support Tools

Clinical care protocols and treatments are always evolving. To take the best care of their patients, providers need to be able to access the most current and accurate information at the point of care.

What are POC-IT Guides?

POC-IT (Point-of-Care Information Technology) Guides provide real-time, evidence-based information that can be accessed by mobile device or computer at the bedside or in the exam room. The Guides are a decision-support tool for primary care physicians, specialists, nurses, pharmacists, medical students and other health care providers.

  • Developed and updated by clinical experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Designed for real-time use at the bedside or in the exam room in both primary and specialty care clinical settings
  • Distills complex material into need-to-know bulleted information
  • Saves time so that clinicians can focus on providing quality patient care
  • Easily accessible, rapidly viewed and frequently updated to meet time-strapped clinicians’ needs

About the POC-IT Guides


ABX Guide

  • A comprehensive resource that covers over 700 topics on infectious diseases
  • Includes current, authoritative, evidenced-based information to help you make decisions at the point of care
  • Expert commentary from Johns Hopkins authors
  • Topics include drugs, diagnosis, management, pathogens, and vaccines


HIV Guide

  • Includes clinical decision support information on HIV management and treatment at clinicians’ fingertips
  • Quickly locate drug monographs, pathogens, guidelines, and strategies
  • Review in-depth coverage of HIV therapy including infections, malignancies, clinical tests, and microbiology


Diabetes Guide

  • Designed for health care providers who engage with diabetic patients or those at risk
  • An in-depth resource for use on the web or mobile devices
  • Explore the evidence-based specifics of diabetes complications, management, and treatment recommendations
  • Answer clinical questions fast with updated, evidence-based information


Phipps Psychiatry Guide

  • Designed for psychiatrists and primary care providers
  • Diagnostic definitions on more than 175 topics
  • Topics cover approach, symptoms, diagnoses, medications, and treatments
  • Content is broken down into bulleted, quick-read entries
  • Informed and evidence-based guidance on whether and when to refer to specialists



  • Quickly search more than 22 million journal articles from the PubMed database on your smartphone and tablet. Results contain abstracts, citations, and links to available full-text articles which can be shared with classmates and colleagues. Unbound MEDLINE contains Grapherence™, an exclusive feature that visually explores the interrelationship and relevance of medical literature.


The ABX Guide, the HIV Guide, the Diabetes Guide, and the Psychiatry Guide meet the ever-urgent need of time-strapped clinicians by distilling complex material into need-to-know bulleted information that is easily accessible, rapidly viewed and frequently updated. Users are able to easily search the site, quickly navigate to the needed information, and apply the information promptly and seamlessly at the point of care.

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