A Nephrology Wiki

The Nephron Information Center which started the wiki is "not connected to the Wikipedia Foundation, but uses the same software. The Center was founded in 1996 by Dr. Fadem as a public service."

This Nephrology Wiki includes:

1 Kidney Resources - NIC
2 Especially for Patients
3 General Kidney Resources
4 Issues in Nephrology
5 Clinical Wiki Projects
6 Essential Physician Resources
7 Organizations
8 Government Agencies
9 Vendor and other Sites
10 Index

More from "About Us" page:

"This site is managed by Stephen Z. Fadem, M.D., FACP, FASN who is the medical director of The Houston Kidney Center Integrated Service Network, Chief Medical Director of five DaVita dialysis facilities, medical director of DaVitaCare in Houston and is the CEO of Kidney Associates, PLLC.

In January, 2002, this site became nonprofit."

The Nephrology Wiki has been accessed only 212 times as of 10/12/2006. I doubt if this the total number of visits since 2002... probably not, because the front page itself was started on 10/6/2006.

The challenge of any wiki is to attract active contributors who keep the site "alive" and growing. I wonder if this website will do better than so many other started-and-abandoned wikis.

Wikipedia has its own WikiProject Nephrology.

Link via KidneyNotes.com.
Image source: Wikipedia.

Mike Cannon-Brookes has a nice presentation on Organisational Wiki Adoption on SlideShare (link via DavidRothman.net). This may convince your department or hospital to start a wiki, if you do not already have one.

Updated: 10/03/2007

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