One of the best blogs in medicine is Ves Dimov's Clinical Cases and Images - Blog. It contains a rich collection of "presurfed" material for busy clinicians and features interactivity and timely discussion. Dimov is also a supporter of medical librarian bloggers. Why waste time fumbling with search engines when you can consult this blog for timely updates? As well as case discussions, Ves provides links to today's medical headlines from Reuters and clinical images via a dynamic, free photo sharing tool called Flickr. One of his slide presentations "Web 2.0 in medicine" is available on Slideshare (itself a fantastic new 2.0 tool). Clinical Cases and Images is a virtual laboratory for doctors and medical librarians interested in Web 2.0.Since its launch in 2005, ClinicalCases.org and this blog were featured 3 times in the BMJ and twice in Medscape.
How Web 2.0 is changing medicine. Dean Giustini. BMJ 2006;333:1283-1284 (23 December)
How Google is changing medicine. Dean Giustini. BMJ 2005;331:1487-1488 (24 December)
Reviews, Netlines. Harry Brown. BMJ 2005;331:1345 (3 December)
Popular Case-Based Resource Models Online Medical Training. 2006;8(2), 2006 Medscape.
Clinical Cases Make Blog a Popular Resource. 2006;8(1), 2006 Medscape.
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Why they blog: Healthcare providers are embracing blogs; Should you join them?. Fard Johnmar.
As I have commented before, I am happy to think that may be this blog is one of the many good medical blogs out there... It is important to keep the online conversation going and this is probably the most significant thing, not the individual blog of any of us.
ClinicalCases.org and the blog will have one million page views by the end of the year. Currently, we are just 4,000 pages short of a million but with 2,000-3000 page views daily, this number will certainly be reached by the end on 2006. It feels as if you have written a book and somebody reads 3000 pages of it... every day. It is funny to realize that this blog likely has a larger readership than many journals. KevinMD, Medgadget, and DB's Medical Rants (by the current president of the Society of General Internal Medicine) have even larger audiences. It is time to assess the effect of medical blogs on the way doctors receive and share medical information.
1 Million hits - a podcast. DB’s Medical Rants.
Redesign of Clinical Cases and Images - A Case-Based Curriculum of Clinical Medicine
Wikis, blogs and podcasts: a new generation of web-based tools for virtual collaborative clinical practice and education. Boulos MNK, Maramba I, Wheeler S. BMC Med Educ 2006;6:41.