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Wikipedia for Medicine

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Jul• 31•08

MedPedia is a new project similar to Wikipedia but for medicine. It will act as an online collaborative medical encyclopedia available to the general public. Unlike Wikipedia, content editors and creators are required to have an MD or a PhD. Organizations funding MedPedia include some well-known acronyms: CDC, NIH, and FDA.

One question remains: will MedPedia be a significant improvement over existing sites such as WebMD and MayoClinic? We will see when the site goes live at the end of 2008.

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  1. Akshay Kapur says:

    Jason, I think you might like Jay Parkinson’s blog: http://blog.jayparkinsonmd.com/

    I RSS you both and there are many similarities in your postings, just from different spheres of expertise.

  2. Zane Safrit says:

    Funny. So, everyone’s open to joining the conversation about medical issues…except the patients. Cool. Should be a wonderful and clearly self-serving resource for the experts who’ve contributed to and benefit the most from our current health care system.