MedPedia medical Wiki lauching at the end of the year

TechCrunch posted today about MedPedia:

MedPedia is a new project, currently in development, that will offer an online collaborative medical encyclopedia for use by the general public. In order to keep the content accurate and up-to-date, content editors and creators have to have an MD or a PhD. Several highly-esteemed medical colleges will be contributing content to MedPedia, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and University of Michigan Medical School. Medpedia is also receiving support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and many other government research groups. The content from these organizations will then be edited by MedPedia’s community of medical professionals.

 

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One thought on “MedPedia medical Wiki lauching at the end of the year

  1. This is a scary concept, even with the assurances of review by qualified persons.
    Nothing is 100%, and I don’t think I would base a medical decision for me or my family from this type of website. Especially when I can research “valid” sites using Google for example.
    And, all it will take is one bad entry with one or more bad affects (remember, nothing is 100%) and word will spread like wildfire over the net.
    Sorry, reading about a hobby or for some periphiral information on a subject is what I depend on a wiki for, but for my health, nope, there are already too many chances taken with “qualified” professionals that might not be up on the latest and greatest. But a wiki, nope.
    However, I wish Medipedia good luck.

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