I am excited to welcome Medpedia to my blog network. I am honored to be one of their community administrators for this incredible project. The ”Communities of Interest” pages are where consumers share the latest information on topics of interest and medical professionals join the conversation. I am part of the Breast Cancer Community , along with Thomas McGlone, MD. Dr. McGlone is a general surgeon specializing in breast, lung and colon cancer. He is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
The goal of The Medpedia Project is to create a new model of how the world will assemble, maintain, critique and access medical knowledge. It will, over time, be a repository of up-to-date unbiased medical information, contributed and maintained by health experts around the world, and freely available to everyone. The result of this effort will be to transform how both medical professionals and the general public acquire information about health and connect with each other.
Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, Berkeley School of Public Health, University of Michigan Medical School and other leading global health organizations, are contributing in various ways to Medpedia. Other health and medical organizations that are supporting Medpedia include the American College of Physicians (ACP), the Oxford Health Alliance (OxHA.org), the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, (FOCIS), and the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA). These groups are contributing content and promoting participation in Medpedia to their members. Medpedia is also receiving content and cooperation from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and many other government research groups who are eager to have that public domain information distributed to both the general public and to healthcare professionals.
The content on or accessible through Medpedia.com is for informational purposes only. Medpedia is not a substitute for professional advice or expert medical services from a qualified healthcare provider. It is a fantastic community and resource where patients, students, caregivers, medical professionals, researchers, and anyone interested in learning more can go for support. Check out Medpedia and join the conversation!