Submissions:2018/Medical wiki content for all clinicians and students
- Theme (optional)
- Inclusion & Diversity / Tech & Tools
- Type of submission
- Sam Zidovetzki
- E-mail address
- Wikimedia username
- Affiliation(s) (optional)
- Mount Sinai Hospital
Academic research reports that health care providers in the United States use health information on Wikipedia to inform their treatment recommendations. Other research reports that clinicians in the developing world have less access to medical reference and educational materials.
Physician Sam Zidovetzki shares anecdotes of deployment of Internet-in-a-Box devices containing Kiwix offline Wikipedia presentations of Wikipedia's health information in clinics in a Syrian refugee camp, a Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, and in rural Guatemala. The offline devices find use both among students learning medicine and clinicians giving treatment recommendations. He describes the practice of using online health information in the United States with the options available in places without Internet access and describes how new developments in hardware, software, and Wikipedia content development make differences in the practice of medicine.
- Length of presentation
- 30 minutes
- Special requests
- Preferred room size
- Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?
- Yes. This is a variation of a talk given in September 2018 at the National Institutes of Health "International Summit in Human Genetics and Genomics".
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