AskDrWiki -- A Collaborative Medical Encyclopedia

AskDrWiki.com is a medical encyclopedia based on a wiki platform. The authors were one of the first to use YouTube to upload medical videos. Dean Giustini and I discussed this fact a few weeks ago, and he wrote about it in his landmark BMJ editorial How Web 2.0 is changing medicine, linking to AskDrWiki.com.


Coronary Angiograms: Coronary Dissection

Ganfyd is another medical Wiki community, created in November 2005 by a group of doctors working in the UK. It is intended to become a large on-line textbook of medicine (source: Wikipedia).

Graham shares his concerns about medical wikis in his post "I Will Never Trust Dr. Wiki… because I will never trust malicious teenagers."


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.


Wikis in Plain English

References:
Do We Need a Free Medical Encyclopedia?
British Medical Journal Features Clinical Cases and Images - Blog, Again
I Will Never Trust Dr. Wiki… Grahamzon.com.
Medical wikis. DavidRothman.net.
Lots More Medical Wikis. DavidRothman.net.

Updated: 10/03/2007

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