Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Medpedia - A Collaborative Online Medical Encyclopedia

Medpedia will be coming online at the end of this year. You can go there now to preview the site or apply to be a medical professional member. Like Wikipedia, it will be the largest collaborative online encyclopedia. However, Medpedia will be totally dedicated to health, medicine and the human body. This collection of work will be a tremendous impact for the medical field, scientists, researchers, educators and the general public. In the near future you will have the ability to learn about the 30,000 plus known diseases, 10,000 plus prescribed drugs, the thousands of different medical procedures and the millions of medical facilities around the world. The content will be written for the general public but it will also contain more technical pages for those in the medical field. Medpedia will contain the latest intelligence on health and medical issues. The web pages will include images, video and sound. Only screened and licensed medical professionals and organizations will be able to edit Medpedia's content. Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, the University of California Berkley School of Public Health, the University of Michigan Medical School and several other health organizations will be some of the content editors for this massive project.

Hopefully we will never have a need to visit some of these pages, other than for education, but if we do, it will be an incredible resource to help us understand these important issues.

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