Submissions:2018/Medical wiki content for all clinicians and students

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2018.



Title
Theme (optional)
Inclusion & Diversity / Tech & Tools
Academic Peer Review option
Yes
Type of submission
presentation
Author
Sam Zidovetzki
E-mail address
zidovetz@gmail.com
Wikimedia username
meta:User:Zidovetz
Affiliation(s) (optional)
Mount Sinai Hospital
Abstract

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
50
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".
If you will be incorporating a slidedeck during your presentation, do you agree to upload it to Commons before your session, with a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license, including suitable attribution in the slidedeck for any images used?
yes
Will you attend WikiConference North America if your submission is not accepted?
no

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