Anytime I see a term on the internet that ends in “pedia”, it catches my attention. An evolving project in the works that I think is going to a benefit to many, as a result of shared wisdom of many, is the project called Medpedia. The goal of The Medpedia Project is to evolve a new model for how the world will access medical knowledge in the future. MedPedia already has become a repository for medical information and continues to grow. The information provided is unbiased and contributed by health and medical experts around the world. To learn more about MedPedia, I encourage you to read the excerpt below and visit the MedPedia web site. These types of web sites where the collaboration of wisdom is harvested from around the world, is what I have envisioned as the primary purpose of the internet.
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. The Project provides a free online technology platform to any individual or organization that can benefit from its use, available at http://www.medpedia.com. Users of the platform include medical and scientific journals, medical schools, research institutes, medical associations, physicians, hospitals, for-profit and non-profit organizations, companies, expert patients, policy makers, students, non-professionals taking care of loved ones, individual medical professionals, scientists, etc.
As Medpedia grows over the next few years, it will become a superior resource of health and medical information without charge in multiple languages to anyone worldwide with Internet access. The information in this clearinghouse will be easy to discover and navigate, and the technology platform will continue to grow as more uses are found for it.
In association with Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, Berkeley School of Public Health, University of Michigan Medical School and other leading global health organizations, Medpedia will be a commons for the gathering of the information and people critical to health care. Many organizations have united to support The Medpedia Project. See the Record of Merit .