What is eKG?

Packaged for busy clinicians and healthcare professionals in Hong Kong, e-Knowledge Gateway (eKG) is a knowledge management tool to support your clinical practice and professional development by providing easy access to comprehensive and quality medical information.

eKG is developed and maintained by Knowledge Management Unit, Hospital Authority Academy, Hospital Authority (HA).

Frequently Asked Questions about eKG
1. Who can apply for an eKG personal account?
  • Hospital Authority staff
  • Hong Kong healthcare professionals

2. What services are included in the subscription?

eKG Personal account subscribers can enjoy the following services:

  • Access to eKG from home or office or anywhere via Internet
  • Electronic Document Delivery Service (EDDyS) - online ordering of articles and speedy electronic document delivery
  • Customized eKG Alerts on specialties/focus areas via email
  • Download Mobile Drug Information on your PDA and look up drug information any time anywhere
  • Use of HA's major libraries' service throughout Hong Kong, including book loans.

3. What e-resources are available for Hong Kong Healthcare Professionals who are not working in HA?

The following e-resources are currently available:

  • DynaMed
  • EMBASE on Ovid
  • Health Business Elite on EBSCO
  • Hong Kong Medicine Online
  • Journal Watch
  • MEDLINE on Ovid
  • Micromedex
  • Nature e-journals
  • Nursing Reference Center Plus
  • Ovid e-Books
  • Ovid e-journals (LWW published e-journals only)
  • ProQuest Health & Medical Complete
  • PubMed
  • Springer e-books and e-journals
  • Wiley e-books and e-journals
  • Book catalogue of Hospital Authority libraries through Hospital Authority Libraries Union Catalogue
  • Other databases on the Internet

HAHO Knowledge Management Unit reserves the right to change the availability of electronic resources on eKG from time to time.

4. How much is an eKG Personal account?

For HA Staff $240 per quarter
For Hong Kong Health Care Professionals $300 per quarter

5. How can I apply for an eKG Personal account?

Please complete the Personal Account Application Form and send or fax to Knowledge Management Unit, Hospital Authority Head Office.

6. Can I use eKG with my Mac computer?

Yes, eKG now supports both Mac and iOS devices.

7. How can I ask for help?

For technical problems in accessing eKG, please email Knowledge Management Unit ( ekg@ha.org.hk) or phone 2300 6360.