Emedicine: An online ENT textbook.
The creator of the Emedicine concept and the chairman and CEO of Emedicine, Inc., is Scott H. Plantz, MD, FAAEM. He is the research director of Emergency Medicine at Chicago Medical School and Mount Sinai Medical Center. Jonathon N. Adler, MD, is president and medical director of Emedicine, Inc. He is associate director of the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
The founders believe that what sets their site apart from other medical information databases is the cutting-edge nature of the information available, since doctors who author these texts can log on to the site and update their chapters anytime, day or night. There is no cost to users, since each online reference will be supported by online revenue. Systems have been established to help avoid erroneous or misleading material. The information is peer-reviewed and has editorial oversight. Since almost 40% of the Web searches done by the general public seek medically related information, the impact on how medicine is provided could be enormous. Massive changes are taking place in our methods of communication. The one sure thing is that nothing will ever again be the same.
Log on to www.emedicine.com.
JACK L. PULEC
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|Publication:||Ear, Nose and Throat Journal|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2000|
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