Wikipedia vs. Encyclopedia Britannica: The Kid’s All Right (And So’s the Old Man)

With all the great “community-focused” work going on in the healthcare world, we can see growth in community-powered clinical information. Projects like ClinWiki are letting contributors build unmoderated (or less-moderated) clinical knowledge bases. I read this nice article this month about Wikipedia and how it compares with Encylopedia Briannica. It’s a good article that demonstrates the strenghts and weaknesses of top-down versus bottom-up information publishing approaches.

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Shahid N. Shah

Shahid Shah is an internationally recognized enterprise software guru that specializes in digital health with an emphasis on e-health, EHR/EMR, big data, iOT, data interoperability, med device connectivity, and bioinformatics.