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Learning tools and search engine ranking for Medicos



Recently read the Latest edition of Journal of Health informatics in developing countries. Specifically, Search engines : a study of nine search engines in four categories by Dallas Knight (Health Informatics Programme University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand). This study’s objective was to determine how search engines within different categories compare, and to look at features and trends of search engines that are commonly used for queries by both health consumers and professionals.

The query terms used for this study are

  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Benign positional vertigo
  • Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma
  • “online tool” for help with depression
  • exercise after bowel cancer operation

Evaluation of the first ten sites for each scenario in each search engine included relevance, usefulness, usability of sites, and quality of health information evaluation.


Search engines within the general category (Google, SearchYahoo!) performed best overall. Meta search engines (Dogpile, Jux2) also performed well with vertical search engines (Healia, Kosmix, Healthline) next. Health portals (Revolution Health, WebMD) produced relevant useful results for common terms, but not for unusual query terms.



Other important medical education and learning tools the study talks about include

  • Custom built Search engines ( eg Google, Rollyo and EureksterSwiki )
  • Blog sites, wikis and podcasts
  • social bookmarking with Del.icio.us and Digg.com
  • RSS site feeds read by aggregators or emails
  • Yahoo Pipes! for channelizing information

The few services and tools it missed include,


I think i shall now close this list or i shall be spending hours trying to compile a complete list. Anyways, most of the useful tools for medical education and learning have been mentioned here. If you can think of any more study tools or services, kindly add them in the comments.

Read the complete study Here

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Learning tools and search engine ranking for Medicos



Recently read the Latest edition of Journal of Health informatics in developing countries. Specifically, Search engines : a study of nine search engines in four categories by Dallas Knight (Health Informatics Programme University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand). This study’s objective was to determine how search engines within different categories compare, and to look at features and trends of search engines that are commonly used for queries by both health consumers and professionals.

The query terms used for this study are

  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Benign positional vertigo
  • Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma
  • “online tool” for help with depression
  • exercise after bowel cancer operation
Evaluation of the first ten sites for each scenario in each search engine included relevance, usefulness, usability of sites, and quality of health information evaluation.


Search engines within the general category (Google, SearchYahoo!) performed best overall. Meta search engines (Dogpile, Jux2) also performed well with vertical search engines (Healia, Kosmix, Healthline) next. Health portals (Revolution Health, WebMD) produced relevant useful results for common terms, but not for unusual query terms.


Other important medical education and learning tools the study talks about include
  • Custom built Search engines (eg Google, Rollyo and EureksterSwiki )
  • Blog sites, wikis and podcasts
  • social bookmarking with Del.icio.us and Digg.com
  • RSS site feeds read by aggregators or emails
  • Yahoo Pipes! for channelizing information
The few services and tools it missed include,
I think i shall now close this list or i shall be spending hours trying to compile a complete list. Anyways, most of the useful tools for medical education and learning have been mentioned here. If you can think of any more study tools or services, kindly add them in the comments.

Read the complete study Here

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Posted by on April 30, 2009 in Google, search, tools

 

Learning tools and search engine ranking for Medicos



Recently read the Latest edition of Journal of Health informatics in developing countries. Specifically, Search engines : a study of nine search engines in four categories by Dallas Knight (Health Informatics Programme University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand). This study’s objective was to determine how search engines within different categories compare, and to look at features and trends of search engines that are commonly used for queries by both health consumers and professionals.

The query terms used for this study are

  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Benign positional vertigo
  • Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma
  • “online tool” for help with depression
  • exercise after bowel cancer operation

Evaluation of the first ten sites for each scenario in each search engine included relevance, usefulness, usability of sites, and quality of health information evaluation.


Search engines within the general category (Google, SearchYahoo!) performed best overall. Meta search engines (Dogpile, Jux2) also performed well with vertical search engines (Healia, Kosmix, Healthline) next. Health portals (Revolution Health, WebMD) produced relevant useful results for common terms, but not for unusual query terms.



Other important medical education and learning tools the study talks about include

  • Custom built Search engines ( eg Google, Rollyo and EureksterSwiki )
  • Blog sites, wikis and podcasts
  • social bookmarking with Del.icio.us and Digg.com
  • RSS site feeds read by aggregators or emails
  • Yahoo Pipes! for channelizing information

The few services and tools it missed include,


I think i shall now close this list or i shall be spending hours trying to compile a complete list. Anyways, most of the useful tools for medical education and learning have been mentioned here. If you can think of any more study tools or services, kindly add them in the comments.

Read the complete study Here

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Posted by on April 30, 2009 in Google, search, tools

 

Why US needs healthcare Reforms.


Health care reform is a hot topic these days. What is health care reform? The President, Congress and people like you are talking about it. The simple answer is well, there is no simple answer.

Most Americans i know are not even sure if Healthcare is a fundamental human right ! So talking about “Health care for all” seems too far fetched for them.The argument i hear commonly says that only taxpayers should be given health care assistance and the 46 million or so people without Health insurance can go to Hell ! It seems like a weeding out plan for poverty. ” You don’t have money to buy insurance? Too bad, go sit there in a corner and die”.

All of us shall soon have to come to the conclusion that health rights are equal to Right to life and inability to pay for it cannot be a hurdle. The real problem is not the poor, it is the absurdly rising COST of health care!

A few ways to reduce healthcare costs include

  • More Use of Technology
  • Empower people with More information
  • Payment to care providers to be based on Quality rather than the number of investigations performed. ( This is very basic actually)
  • Promote healthier Lifestyle.


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Health care reforms in the US.


Health care reform is a hot topic these days. What is health care reform? The President, Congress and people like you are talking about it. The simple answer is well, there is no simple answer.

Most Americans i know are not even sure if Healthcare is a fundamental human right?! So talking about “Health care for all” seems too far fetched for them.The argument i hear commonly says that only taxpayers should be given health care assistance and the 46 million or so people without Health insurance can go to Hell ! It seems like a weeding out plan for poverty. ” You don’t have money to buy insurance? Too bad, go sit there and die”.

All of us shall soon have to come to the conclusion that health rights are equal to Right to life and inability to pay for it cannot be a hurdle. The real problem is not the poor, it is the absurdly rising COST of health care!

A few ways to reduce healthcare costs include

  • More Use of Technology
  • Empower people with More information
  • Payment to care providers to be based on Quality rather than the number of investigations performed. ( This is very basic actually)
  • Promote healthier Lifestyle.


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Health care reforms in the US.



Health care reform is a hot topic these days. What is health care reform? The President, Congress and people like you are talking about it. The simple answer is well, there is no simple answer.

Most Americans i know are not even sure if Healthcare is a fundamental human right?! So talking about “Health care for all” seems too far fetched for them.The argument i hear commonly says that only taxpayers should be given health care assistance and the 46 million or so people without Health insurance can go to Hell ! It seems like a weeding out plan for poverty. ” You don’t have money to buy insurance? Too bad, go sit there and die”.

All of us shall soon have to come to the conclusion that health rights are equal to Right to life and inability to pay for it cannot be a hurdle. The real problem is not the poor, it is the absurdly rising COST of health care!

A few ways to reduce healthcare costs include

  • More Use of Technology
  • Empower people with More information
  • Payment to care providers to be based on Quality rather than the number of investigations performed. ( This is very basic actually)
  • Promote healthier Lifestyle.
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Health care reforms in the US.


Health care reform is a hot topic these days. What is health care reform? The President, Congress and people like you are talking about it. The simple answer is well, there is no simple answer.

Most Americans i know are not even sure if Healthcare is a fundamental human right?! So talking about “Health care for all” seems too far fetched for them.The argument i hear commonly says that only taxpayers should be given health care assistance and the 46 million or so people without Health insurance can go to Hell ! It seems like a weeding out plan for poverty. ” You don’t have money to buy insurance? Too bad, go sit there and die”.

All of us shall soon have to come to the conclusion that health rights are equal to Right to life and inability to pay for it cannot be a hurdle. The real problem is not the poor, it is the absurdly rising COST of health care!

A few ways to reduce healthcare costs include

  • More Use of Technology
  • Empower people with More information
  • Payment to care providers to be based on Quality rather than the number of investigations performed. ( This is very basic actually)
  • Promote healthier Lifestyle.


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