Joint Commission launches wiki
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Oct. 1, 2007
The Joint Commission has becomes the latest group to launch a medical wiki.
The Web site, Wikihealthcare wikihealthcare.jointcommission.org/, was launched in June, but the commission waited until September to make a formal announcement of its launch. The commission says the wiki already has 1,100 users.
The commission said the site is intended for health care administrators, health care professionals and researchers.
A wiki is an open-source platform that allows collaborations, additions and edits from any user.
Wikihealthcare was funded, in part, through a grant from the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at the University of California, San Francisco.
So far, there are only two topics on the site, one dealing with smoking-cessation programs, the other dealing with smoke-free hospital campuses.
The commission says it monitored use of the site through September and is expected to deliver a report on its use to its executive committee this month.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/10/01/bibf1001.htm.