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Vivisimo Search Delivers Medical Knowledge to Global Health-Care Community

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Erica Frank, a medical doctor and researcher at the University of British Columbia, believes people anywhere in the world working to remedy sickness and save lives should have access to the best medical information - not just those who happen to be located near research institutions in wealthy countries.

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Frank's idea led her to develop Health Sciences Online (, a web-based portal freely available to anyone but primarily aimed at helping healthcare practitioners further their training, continue their education and deliver effective treatment for their patients. The portal is powered by the Vivisimo ( Velocity Search Platform(TM).

Frank's work is no small effort. HSO has been called "a visionary undertaking" (by a former director of Centers for Disease Control), one that is "globally democratizing health science knowledge" (World Bank). Yet it is also a vision made possible by the evolution of information technologies such as the Internet, the World Wide Web and sophisticated enterprise search.

The use of sophisticated search technology, provided here by Vivisimo, is a critical factor in making Health Sciences Online work. Standard web search likely would produce voluminous results, making it hard for health care providers to quickly pick what's best. Instead, HSO, with Vivisimo's Velocity Search, enables users to quickly see authoritative results and easily navigate to the most relevant. Results are advertisement-free, based only on the information most useful to users. Vivisimo's designers also helped develop the simple, intuitive interface that makes HSO search-friendly for expert and novice users.

"There are many search applications, but discovering and implementing them requires vision for what search can do, and the drive to get it done," said Raul Valdes-Perez, CEO of Vivisimo. "Health Systems Online can dramatically improve the lives of people throughout the world and it exists because of a personal vision made possible by enterprise search. It's a vision Vivisimo is proud to help bring to life."

Vivisimo's Velocity Search Platform federates and crawls tens of thousands of source documents, and provides multi-language translation as specified by the user. Information is selected by clinicians and other experts from existing, reliable sources and is maintained and updated by HSO's partner organizations, including medical specialty societies, accredited continuing education organizations, governments, and top-ranked universities.

About Vivisimo, Inc.

Vivisimo provides enterprises with innovative search solutions that allow end-users to find and take advantage of all appropriate and available information, regardless of source, location or type. Vivisimo's innovative technology, including social search tools that enable collaboration throughout the enterprise, is delivered with a focus on end-user satisfaction and on application control through easy-to-use interfaces, flexible security management and a modern architecture that enables quick deployment. Vivisimo products are available for standalone search applications or as OEM versions embedded as critical search technology within partner applications and solutions. Vivisimo serves its global clients from headquarters in Pittsburgh, USA, and through partners around the world. Visit and our [Search Done Right] (TM) blog.

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