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Date:2/16/2009

Medical Community Unites Behind New Model for Sharing and Advancing Medical Knowledge

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medpedia Project today announced the public launch of the beta version of a technology platform for the worldwide health community. 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. 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.

To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/medpedia/37067/

This release of the Medpedia Platform includes three interrelated services: a collaborative knowledge base, 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. This free resource is available today at www.medpedia.com.

The Medpedia collaborative knowledge base provides medical professionals and organizations a central place to record their knowledge and receive national and international recognition and visibility for their expertise. Since the announcement of The Medpedia Project in July 2008, over 110 organizations have contributed or pledged over 7,000 pages of content to the knowledge base, and thousands of people have become a part of the community.

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