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MedPedia.com, Inc. – Whats the story ?

27 Nov

The MedPedia Project is a long-term, worldwide project to evolve a new model for sharing and advancing knowledge about health, medicine and the body among medical professionals and the general public. In fact, many of my friends and colleagues have already joined the wiki as editors, including staunch supporter @Berci.

Users of the platform include physicians, consumers, medical and scientific journals, medical schools, research institutes, medical associations, hospitals, for-profit and non-profit organizations, expert patients, policy makers, students, non-professionals taking care of loved ones, individual medical professionals, scientists, etc.

  • MedPedia is taking the collaborative route to high quality content generation. 

All content on the MedPedia wiki is freely available for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License (CC-BY-SA) except as otherwise noted.This means content on the wiki may be copied, modified and redistributed so long as the new version grants the same freedoms to others and acknowledges MedPedia as the source of the Article.

  • MedPedia is a wiki with a difference. Anyone can suggest changes in the wiki but the final approval has to come from a physician or PhD editor.
It allows people to form committees and communities of shared interest and generally provides good platform for interaction. I hope it grows in stature over time and becomes our premier online medical encyclopedia.

The brains behind this project is James Currier. He  founded Tickle, (1999) a self assessment testing company and later sold (2004) to career site Monster.com. Tickle was acquired by Monster.com for $100MM. His new venture,  MedPedia, aims to be a comprehensive encyclopedia of medicine online.In the following podcast, James Currier, talks of his vision for MedPedia and  explains  some recent controversies which have engulfed the project.

Medpedia.com, Inc. is funded and managed by Ooga Labs (www.oogalabs.com) a technology greenhouse in San Francisco.

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