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Elsevier's WiserWiki allows physicians to update evidence-based medical information
Date:1/29/2008

ge rights provided to other users on the site. In order to encourage open collaboration and the exchange of information, WiserWiki uses an attribution share-alike license that allows contributors to build upon other authors works as long as they credit and license derivative works under the identical terms of its license.

Editorial privileges are restricted to board-certified professionals to ensure that information is as accurate and trustworthy as possible. Doctors who are not board certified in the U.S. can edit WiserWiki. However, Elsevier may contact them with a request for additional information to validate their status as physicians. While members of the public may access information on the site, they are informed that WiserWiki is intended primarily as an informational site for medical professionals.

Theres a lot we can test and learn from WiserWiki, said Virkler. A majority of healthcare wikis arent fully trusted by users, and attempts to create new wiki communities are hindered by the inability to create a critical mass of information. Were in the best position to provide a medical wiki due to our expertise in the medical content, as well as our know-how in creating valuable tools for physicians.


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Contact: Tom Reller
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