The Medpedia Project has launched Advancing Women’s Health, that provides educational and teaching tools focused on womenÛªs health for clinicians, medical faculty, medical students and health practitioners. Created by members of leading women’s health organizations and the largest women physician’s organization in the U.S., Advancing WomenÛªs Health is aimed at improving women’s health by recognizing and applying evidence-based medicine to the specific issues, concerns, and medical responses that affect women. The free resource is available here.
“Doctors and educators with a special interest in Women’s Health have seen the need for a repository of information where they can find, share, and contribute information on sex- and gender- specific care of women,” says Dr. Janice Werbinski, MD, chair of the WomenÛªs Health Working Group (WHWG), and Associate Clinical Professor at Michigan State UniversityÛªs College of Human Medicine. ÛÏSince the establishment of the Office of Women’s Health at the NIH, much sex- and gender-specific information has been discovered and reported, but it remains fragmented and decentralized.Û
Physicians, faculty, health organizations, and health professionals interested in Advancing Women’s Health are encouraged to use the free teaching tools, curricular material, academic resources, clinical case studies and contribute original content.
The Medpedia platform provides medical professionals and organizations a central place to record their knowledge and receive national and international recognition and visibility for their expertise. Medpedia, which launched in February 2009, also includes a collaborative online medical encyclopedia, a Professional Network and Directory for health professionals and organizations, and Communities of Interest in which medical professionals and non-professionals can share information about conditions, treatments, lifestyle choices, etc. Medpedia also recently added several new pieces to the platform including Medpedia Answers for asking and answering medical and health questions; Medpedia Alerts for displaying real-time medical and health news alerts; and Medpedia News & Analysis for sharing medical news and analysis.
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