Top Fifty (50) Medical Wikis You Might (Want to) Know

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AIDS Wiki

Ask Dr Wiki

Cancer Guidelines Wiki

  • Website: http://wiki.cancer.org.au/australia/Guidelines
  • YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfuWqYf3lAE
  • About: Cancer Clinical practice guidelines
  • Audience: health care professionals, public health specialist, consumers
  • Content: ie. 1038 pages for lung cancer guidelines (incl. citations)
  • Contributors: selected content authors and contributors, general public and external professionals can create user accounts and are invited to comment on content
  • Copyright: Creative Commons license
  • Editor(s): Cancer Council Australia
  • Editorial policy: http://wiki.cancer.org.au/australia/Cancer_Guidelines_Wiki:Terms_of_use
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: cancer-related clinical practice guidelines
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References: Von Dincklage J, Olver AM I, Vuletich C. Initial evaluation using a web-based platform for cancer guideline development. In: G-I-N Conference 2012. Berlin, 22.-25.08.2012. Dusseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. Doc12gin212. DOI: 10.3205/12gin212, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-12gin2129 Freely available from: http://www.egms.de/en/meetings/gin2012/12gin212.shtml
  • Von Dincklage J, Olver AM I, Vuletich C. A model for living guidelines. In: G-I-N Conference 2012. Berlin, 22.-25.08.2012. Dusseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. Doc12gin183. DOI: 10.3205/12gin183, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-12gin1831 Freely available from: http://www.egms.de/en/meetings/gin2012/12gin183.shtml

Clinfowiki

Clinical Research Informatics Wiki

  • Website: http://www.researchinformatics.org/
  • About: clinical research informatics; coordination and communication of such efforts remains a challenge, even across groups focused on clinical research and biomedical informatics
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  • Audience:
  • Content: 14 total pages (2010)
  • Contributors: anyone who registers. (site cannot be accessed)
  • Copyright: Copyright © 2007-2011 ResearchInformatics.org
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: clinical informatics, medical informatics
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

Demystifying Depression (wikibook)

Diabetes Wiki

  • Website: http://diabetes.wikia.com/wiki/Diabetes_Wiki
  • About: people with diabetes share personal stories, and build a database of helpful information
  • Audience: Health care consumers
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  • Content: 177 total pages (2010)
  • Contributors: anyone who registers
  • Copyright: CC-BY-SA
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: diabetes, health care
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

Diagnostic Radiology (wikibook)

EBHC Search Strategies Wiki

  • Website: http://ebhcstrategies.wetpaint.com/
  • About: process, techniques and tools of high quality searching in evidence-based care
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  • Audience: medical librarians
  • Content:
  • Contributors: apply to become contributor
  • Copyright: Terms of service
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: evidence-based medicine, health care, searching
  • Wiki software: WetPaint Central
  • References:

EBM Librarian

  • Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ebmlibrarian/home
  • About: community of librarians involved in teaching and supporting evidence-based medicine
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  • Audience: medical librarians
  • Content: decision-making, EBM, health sciences librarians' roles in patient care,
  • Contributors:Users must apply to become contributors.
  • Copyright:
  • Description from site: The purpose of this site is to develop a community of librarians who are involved in teaching and supporting the practice of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) also called Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). This site offers a place to share teaching materials and class handouts; discuss issues and ask advice from colleagues and share useful information about teaching EBM. Please feel free to use these materials. However if you use them, please give credit to the original authors. Contact us if you have materials to share; we'll be happy to post them.
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: evidence-based medicine, patient care, searching, teaching
  • Wiki software: Google Sites - Overview
  • References:

ECGpedia

  • Website: http://en.ecgpedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
  • About: electrocardiography (ECG) course and textbook designed for medical professionals
  • Audience: medical professionals, cardiac care nurses and physicians
  • Content: electrocardiography course and textbook
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  • Contributors: anyone who registers
  • Copyright: Creative Commons license
  • Editorial policy: see FAQs
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: cardiac care, electrocardiography, heart, patient care in cardiology
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

Emergency Medicine (wikibook)

EyeWiki

FluWiki

Ganfyd - Get A Note From Your Doctor (U.K.)

Handbook of Genetic Counseling (wikibook)

HealthGrid wiki

Health++

  • Website: http://www.healthplusplus.com/wiki/Main_Page
  • About: online medical encyclopedia; videos, links, resources and communities
  • Audience: Health care consumers and healthcare professionals
  • Content: 12 total pages (2010)
  • Contributors: anyone who registers
  • Copyright: Creative Commons license
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: general medicine
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

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Human Physiology (wikibook)

Immunology (wikibook)

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Medical Imaging

  • Website: http://medicalimaging.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
  • About: all about medical imaging
  • Audience:
  • Content: 26 total pages (23 sep 2010)
  • Contributors:Anyone who registers.
  • Copyright: ?
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: medical imaging, radiology
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

Medpedia

MedSkills wiki project

Mediwikis.com

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  • Website: http://mediwikis.com
  • About: Mediwikis is a collaborative medical education website, with content specific to each university.
  • Audience: Undergraduate medical students
  • Content: Medical student notes, OSCE, MCQ, SJTs, Videos
  • Contributors: 650 registered medical student contributors
  • Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported) licence
  • Editorial policy: Please see our Terms of Use
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Cardiology, respiratory, gastrointestinal, gynaecology, obstetrics, psychiatry, neurology, endocrinology
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

MIGHEALTHNET (Migrant Health)

  • Website: http://www.mighealth.net/uk/index.php/Main_Page
  • About: information network for good practice in health care for migrants and minorities in Europe.
  • Audience: professionals, policy makers including health authorities, researchers, educators
  • Content: 149 total pages (2010)
  • Contributors: anyone who registers and approved by administrators
  • Copyright: ?
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: global health, migrant health
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

MLA-HLS Wiki

  • Website: http://mla-hls.wikispaces.com/
  • About: sandbox to share best practices; easily accessed, archived, searched; sponsored by the Hospital Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association
  • Language: English
  • Audience: hospital librarians, medical librarians, MLA members
  • Content:
  • Contributors: users apply to contribute and get approval by administrators
  • Copyright: Creative Commons license (Portions not contributed by visitors are copyrighted)
  • Editorial policy:
  • Subjects: collection development, evidence-based practice; reference tips; research; EMR/ EHR solutions
  • Wiki Software: Wikispaces.com
  • References:

NAHRS/MLA Nursing Resources wiki

Neurodegeneration Research Wiki

NursingWiki

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  • Audience: nurses, carers, students and researchers
  • Content: 187 total pages (2010)
  • Contributors: anyone who registers
  • Copyright: GNU Free Documentation License
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English, German version
  • Subjects: care plans, nursing
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

Open Anesthesia

  • Website: http://www.openanesthesia.org/
  • About: promoting evidence-based medicine in anesthesiology, critical care and pain management
  • Audience: anesthetists
  • Content: 785 total pages (2010)
  • Contributors: applications are individually evaluated
  • Copyright: Creative Commons license
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: anesthesia, pain
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

Open Medicine

OpenWetWare

Onco Wiki

  • Website: http://oncowiki.info/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
  • About: repository for oncology information, chemotherapy protocols and cancer treatment regimens
  • Audience: healthcare providers in oncology
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  • Content: 106 total pages (2010)
  • Contributors: anyone who registers
  • Copyright: ?
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: cancer, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, oncology
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

Orthopaedic Surgery (wikibook)

Pathology Informatics wiki

Pathpedia

Pharmacology (wikibook)

Physiopedia

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  • Website: http://www.physio-pedia.com/
  • About: Physiopedia is a resource for rehabilitation professionals throughout the world, offering a place for physiotherapists and physical therapists to contribute, share and gain knowledge. The content in Physiopedia is driven by experts and represents an evidence-based approach to patient care.
  • Audience: Physiotherapists, Physical Therapists, Rehabilitation Specialists, Allied Health Professionals
  • Content: Clinical reference for patient care, educational framework and professional development platform for physiotherapists and physical therapists
  • Contributors: Physiotherapists, Physical Therapists, Students in professional degree programs from around the world
  • Copyright: Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike-3.0
  • Editorial policy: See Terms of Service
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Evidence-based practice, physiotherapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation.
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:
    • Lowe R. Physiopedia newsletter. Physical Ther Rev. 2009;14(4):290.

Psychology wiki

  • Website: http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
  • About: up-to-date and accurate psychology information; reflecting generally accepted academic standards
  • Audience: health workers, psychologists, students
  • Content: 60,399 pages and 28,265 articles (2010)
  • Contributors:
  • Copyright:
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: psychology
  • Wiki software: Wikia
  • References:

Quality of Medical Data

  • Website: http://medicaldata.wikia.com/
  • About: resource for informaticians, epidemiologists, healthcare workers, insurers, and patients interested in the issues surrounding the quality of medical data and the use of medical data for secondary purposes. Topics include quality of medical data, factors that influence quality, and the effects on efforts to use clinical data in epidemiology and pay-for-performance initiatives
  • Audience: epidemiologists, healthcare workers, insurers, and patients
  • Content: 14 total pages (2010)
  • Contributors: anyone who registers
  • Copyright:
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects:
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:


Radiation Oncology (wikibook)

Radiopaedia.org

  • Website: http://radiopaedia.org/
  • About: collaborative radiology resource; thousands of articles; illustrative cases
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  • Audience: radiology staff
  • Content: 12,514 total pages (2013)
  • Contributors: radiologists and radiology residents / registrars / fellows
  • Copyright:
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: cases in radiology, questionnaires, radiology
  • Wiki Software: ?
  • References:
  • Sethi SK. Web 2.0 and radiology. Internet J Radiology. 2008;8(2).

Rational Wiki

  • Website: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page
  • About: "...Our purpose here at RationalWiki includes analyzing and refuting pseudoscience and the anti-science movement; documenting the full range of crank ideas; explorations of authoritarianism and fundamentalism; analysis and criticism of how these subjects are handled in the media.
  • Audience:
  • Content:
  • Contributors:

Street Medic Wikia

  • Website: http://medic.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
  • About: focused on medical issues, treatment protocols, ethical standards, and historical information of use to street medics
  • Audience: Street medics are volunteers with varying degrees of medical training who attend protests and demonstrations to provide medical care
  • Content: 99 total pages (2010)
  • Contributors: Anyone who registers
  • Copyright: Creative Commons license
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects:
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

Surgical Procedures (wikibook)

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  • Website: http://chis.wikidot.com/
  • About: find reliable, understandable health information for you and your family
  • Audience: healthcare consumers
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  • Content: 20 total pages (2009)
  • Contributors: librarians at TPL
  • Copyright: Creative Commons license
  • Editorial policy:
  • Subjects: consumer health, health information, wellness
  • Wiki Software: Wikidot.com
  • References:

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Urgencyclopédie

WardWiki

  • Website: http://www.wardwiki.com
  • About: a range of topics in providing care on the wards
  • Audience: junior doctors and interns; hospital workers
  • Content: 324 total pages (2013)
  • Contributors: anyone who registers
  • Copyright:
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: clinical medicine
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

WebHealth

Wellness Wiki

Wiki Public Health

  • Website: http://wikiph.org/index.php?title=Wiki_Public_Health
  • About: Wikiph is a specialised knowledge and skill source with an infinite memory. Be bold in editing, moving, and modifying articles, because the joy of editing is that, although it should be aimed for, perfection is not required. And do not worry about messing up. All prior versions of articles are kept, so there is no way that you can accidentally damage Wikiph or irretrievably destroy content. But remember — whatever you write here will be preserved for posterity.
  • Audience: public health professionals
  • Content:
  • Contributors: anyone who registers
  • Copyright:
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Public Health
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

wikiCancer

  • Website: http://www.wikicancer.org/
  • About: share your real-life experiences with cancer - your fears, insights, stories and advice
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  • Audience: patients, health professionals
  • Content:
  • Contributors: anyone who registers
  • Copyright:
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: cancer,
  • Wiki software: WetPaint Central
  • References:

WikiDoc

  • Website: http://www.wikidoc.org/index.php/Main_Page
  • About: medical news service and textbook of medicine that anyone can edit
  • Audience:
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  • Content: 71,501 total pages (2010)
  • Contributors: anyone who registers
  • Copyright: Creative Commons license
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English, Español, Français, Polski, Русский, Română, 中文, and Türkçe
  • Subjects:
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

Wikiecho

  • Website: http://www.wikiecho.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
  • About: project to create free, up-to-date and reliable online resource covering the field of echocardiography
  • Audience:
  • Content: 16 total pages (2010)
  • Contributors: anyone
  • Copyright:
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects:
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

WikiHealth

WikiHealthCare

  • Website: http://wikihealthcare.jointcommission.org/bin/view/Home/WebHome
  • About: discussion and collaboration among users to improve health care. The Joint Commission provides the forum, but users of the site control content
  • Audience: health professionals; Joint Commission's interactive forum
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  • Content:
  • Contributors: anyone who registers
  • Copyright: Copyright © contributing authors
  • Editorial policy:
  • Subjects: healthcare quality, quality improvement
  • Wiki Software: TWiki
  • References:
  • Newell A. Bulletin board. WikiHealthCare launched. Nursing for Women's Health. 2007;11(6):620.

Wikikidney.org

  • Ande P, Chiu D, Rayner S, et al. What’s on the web for nephrology. NDT Plus. 2009;2:119–126.

WikiMD

  • Website: website down, August 2013
  • About: sister project of Residentscafe.com
  • Audience: medical students, residency applicants, residents, fellows and attending physicians
  • Content: 780 total pages (2010)
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  • Contributors: anyone who registers
  • Copyright: GNU free doc license
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, radiology
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:
  • Younger P. Beyond Wikipedia: how good a reference source are medical wikis?. Reference Reviews. 2010;24(1):7-9.

WikiPatient

WikiRadiography

Wikisurgery

  • Website: http://www.wikisurgery.com/
  • About: free surgical encyclopedia hosted by the International Journal of Surgery; launched in 2006
  • Audience: surgeons and their patients
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  • Content: 1609 total pages (2010)
  • Contributors: contributions can be made by those who register, confirm their email address and whose application is accepted
  • Copyright: GNU free doc license
  • Editorial policy:
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: clinical medicine, surgery
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:
    • Devgan L, Powe N, Blakey B, Makary M. Wiki-surgery? Internal validity of Wikipedia as a medical and surgical reference. J Am Coll Surgeons. 2007;205:S76-S77.

WikiTox

Wikiversity School of Medicine

  • Website: http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/School:Medicine
  • About: a free online educational resource for the study of medicine. As a member of the Faculty of Life Sciences, it aims to maximize collaboration with other schools within the Wikiversity faculty and elsewhere. Prospective students may study medicine at Wikiversity by registering with the site. Students may study via the proposed curriculum pathway, by picking and choosing modules or lessons from the different departments or by joining the school in creating lessons.
  • Audience: medical students
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  • Content: resources for the study of medicine
  • Contributors: anyone who registers
  • Copyright: Creative Commons license
  • Editorial policy: http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Policies
  • Language: multilingual
  • Subjects: life sciences, medicine
  • Wiki software: MediaWiki
  • References:

Wikipedia

  • About: Wikipedia is a multilingual, freely-accessible online encyclopedia written and maintained collaboratively by volunteers from around the world (called wikipedians). Wikipedia is the largest crowdsourced encyclopedia of human knowledge in the world containing more than ~33 million articles in 287 languages. The health and medical content is among the most used on the Internet.
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