List of Medical Wikis

Updated 1/21/2009 (69 entries)

If you like, you can see everything that has been written about Wikis on this blog by checking out the Wikis category.

I’ve been interviewed a handful of times about medical wikis. If you’re looking for discussion on some of the challenges and questions involving Wikis for health information, you might be interested in reading the full text of the interviews with American Medical News, the Cleveland Plain Dealer (follow-up here) and ACP Internist.

  • AIDS Wiki
    Self-description: “AIDS Wiki is a community gathering place for AIDS dissidents to assist and foster activism. The wiki reflects a pro-dissident POV, although the diversity of opinion present among AIDS dissidents is respected. Verifiability criteria are relaxed in good judgment regarding reports of recent newsworthy events and announcements of upcoming planned events.”
    Intended Audience/Users: Activists
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Minimal. Based on Wikipedia’s.

  • Ask Dr. Wiki
    AskDrWiki Logo
    Self-description: “Dr Wiki is a nonprofit educational web site made by physicians for physicians, medical students, and healthcare providers. Its purpose is to serve as a online repository of medical information that can be accessed by anyone. Since your lab coat is only so big and you may forget everything you learned last month you need an online repository to store important facts, differentials, figures and other medical information. So he remembers everything!!”
    Intended Audience/Users: Physicians and other clinical professionals.
    Contributors: Licensed clinical professionals who have proven their credentials to the satisfaction of editors.
    Editors/Administrators: Explicitly listed. Physicians from the Cleveland Clinic. Kenneth Civello M.D., M.P.H; Brian Jefferson M.D; Shane Bailey M.D.; Mike McWilliams M.D.
    Editorial Policies: Available here

  • Autism Wiki

    Self-description: Not listed.
    Intended Audience/Users: Not clear
    Contributors: Editing access requires password.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed. (Kevin Leitch?)
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • BillingWiki
    Self-description: “Billing wiki is a collaborative electronic medical billing knowledge base for practice profitability and compliance. It includes fresh views and new concepts leveraging state of the art software and processes.”
    Intended Audience/Users: Medical billing professionals
    Contributors: Anyone. No registration required.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed

  • Case School of Dental Medicine Clinic Manual
    Self-description: None.
    Intended Audience/Users: Not specified, presumed to be school’s faculty, staff, and students
    Contributors: Not specified
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed
    Editorial Policies: Not listed
    Note: MediaWiki appears just to be used as a CMS here.
  • Clinfowiki
    Self-description: “The Clinical Informatics Wiki.” “The Clinical Informatics Wiki is an implementation of a wiki devoted to topics in clinical informatics.
    Intended Audience/Users: Clinical informatics professionals.
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Clinical Research Informatics Wiki

    Self-description: “…devoted to topics in clinical research informatics…exists to facilitate collaborative development of articles covering the breadth of the CRI domain.”
    Intended Audience/Users: Not listed.
    Contributors: Anyone who registers
    Editors/Administrators: Listed only by User ID.
    Editorial Policies: None listed.

  • Community Huntington’s Disease Community Notebook
    Self-description: “Help us (www.hdac.org) build a community HD notebook for families needing guidance in support of those afflicted with Huntington’s Disease.”
    Intended Audience/Users: “…families needing guidance in support of those afflicted with Huntington’s Disease.”
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: Huntington’s Disease Advocacy Center
    Editorial Policies: Minimal, available here.

  • Consumer Health Information (Toronto Public Library)
    Self-description: “This site, created and maintained by the Consumer Health Information Service (CHIS) of the Toronto Public Library, is designed to help you find reliable, understandable health information for you and your family. The information on this site is constantly being revised as changes or new information comes to light.”
    Intended Audience/Users: Health care consumers
    Contributors: Not listed.
    Editors/Administrators: Not explicitly listed, but “CHIS is fortunate to be under the leadership of Susan Murray.” (Susan Murray’s LinkedIn profile)
    Editorial Policies: None listed
    Note: MediaWiki appears just to be used as a CMS here.

  • Demystifying Depression (Wikibooks)
    Self description: “By writing this document we hope to provide you with the knowledge everyone should have about their mental well-being. Depression is not an unavoidable fate. It is physical. The good news is that you can recover and yes, even learn to be happier than you have ever been before.”
    Intended Audience: Healthcare consumers.
    Contributors: Anyone who registers
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: “This article is not written by a doctor. The recommendations are not referenced to actual research except in a bibliography. This document should in no way serve as a substitute for medical advice. Doctors and experts are welcome to add their comments at Talk:Demystifying Depression#Review Notes.”

  • Diabetes Wiki

    Self-description: Not listed.
    Intended Audience/Users: Healthcare consumers.
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: Danny Horn
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Diagnostic Radiology (Wikibooks)
    Self description: Not listed.
    Intended Audience: Not clear.
    Contributors: Anyone who registers
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • DocCheck Flexikon (German-language. Translation by Barbara Braun)
    DocCheckFlexikon
    Self-description: DocCheck Flexikon – Donate your knowledge. DocCheck Flexikon is an open medical encyclopedia that is contained by all users and therefore is always up-to-date. Everybody is allowed to join and share his knowledge on the web.
    Intended Audience/Users: It aims mainly to reach physicians, vets, dentists, pharmacists and students of these disciplines as well as anybody who is interested.
    Contributors: Anyone who registers
    Editors/Adminstrators: DocCheck Medical Services GmbH (which does not take any responsibility nevertheless you may report somebody there if you think he is acting wrong).
    Editorial Policies: DocCheck Medical Services GmbH does not take any responsibility nevertheless you may report somebody there if you think he is acting wrong.

  • EBHC Search Strategies Wiki
    Self-description: “This wiki will focus on the process, techniques and tools of high quality searching in the context of evidence-based health care.”
    Intended Audience/Users: “Information collected in the wiki is primarily intended for medical librarians, but may be of interest to others.”
    Contributors: Users must apply to become contributors. Criteria for acceptance as a contributor not listed.
    Editors/Administrators: Listed only by aliases, not real names.
    Editorial Policies: None listed

  • EBM Librarian
    EBM Librarian logo
    Self-description: “The purpose of this wiki is to develop a community of librarians who are involved in teaching and supporting the practice of evidence based medicine (ebm) or evidence based practice (ebp).”
    Intended Audience/Users: Medical Librarians
    Contributors: Medical Librarians who have applied and been accepted by administration as writers.
    Editors/Administrators: Connie Schardt, Medical Center Library, Duke University; Karen Odato, Biomedical Libraries,Dartmouth College
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.


  • ECGpedia
    Self-description: “…a wiki electrocardiography (ECG) course and textbook…”
    Intended Audience/Users: “…designed for medical professionals such as cardiac care nurses and physicians.”
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: “ECGpedia is an initiative of Cardionetworks.org a non-profit foundation whose goals is to advance medical knowledge, especially in the field of cardiology. The main contributors are: Jonas S.S.G. de Jong MD, cardiology resident, author and moderator; I.A.C. van der Bilt, MD, cardiology resident, author and moderator; Tymen T. Keller MD, PhD, cardiology resident, author and moderator; Pieter G. Postema MD, cardiology research fellow, author and moderator; Rob Kreuger, medical illustrator, made most of the drawings; and Bart Duineveld, medical student, helps with technical issues, animations and lay-out.”
    Editorial Policies: Not listed

  • EHealth Wiki (JMIR)
    Self-description: “This is a platform for the eHealth research community to collaboratively develop eHealth and Internet research ideas and observations into papers, proposals, research protocols, projects and programs.”
    Intended Audience/Users: eHealth researchers.
    Contributors: Anyone who registers
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed specifically, but wiki is a project of the Journal of Medical Internet Research at the Centre for Global eHealth Research.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Emergency Medicine (Wikibooks)
    Self-description: “Open-Content Textbook of Emergency Medicine (OCTEM)”
    Intended Audience/Users: Not clear. Presumably students and practitioners of emergency medicine.
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Warnings and disclaimers

  • Flu Wiki
    FluWiki Logo
    Self-description: “The purpose of the Flu Wiki is to help local communities prepare for and perhaps cope with a possible influenza pandemic. This is a task previously ceded to local, state and national governmental public health agencies.”
    Intended Audience/Users: Consumers
    Contributors: Publisher and editors only.
    Editors/Administrators: Publisher is listed as Melanie Mattson. Three editors are listed only by pseudonyms.
    Editorial Policies: Policy page contains statement of purpose, medical disclaimer and licensing information.

  • Ganfyd
    Ganfyd Logo
    Self-description: “free medical knowledge base that anyone can read and any registered medical practitioner may edit. Ganfyd is a collaborative medical reference by medical professionals and invited non-medical experts. The site is based around the wiki format, enabling true sharing of knowledge. Please join and help us to create a great source of information and experience!”
    Intended Audience/Users: Clinical Professionals
    Contributors: “Registered medical practitioners” only. Authors listed by aliases here.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Handbook of Genetic Counseling (Wikibooks)
    Self description: “This book is designed as an introduction to the discipline and practice of genetic counseling. The text provides an introduction to genetic counseling as a clinical practice and includes sample counseling outlines and letters for students of genetic counseling. Additional outline and letter examples are highly encouraged.”
    Intended Audience: Not clear. Students?
    Contributors: Anyone who registers
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: None Listed.

  • HealthGrid Wiki
    Healthgrid Wiki Logo
    Self-description: “A wiki dedicated to grids for health. This wiki is maintained as a dynamic knowledge resource for the healthgrid community”
    Intended Audience/Users: Not listed.
    Contributors: Not listed.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Human Physiology (Wikibooks)
    Self description: This book began as a class project in July 2006 with a small class of nursing students. None of us had any experience in editing a wiki, but we received a lot of help from the active Wikibooks community. A second class in spring 2007 used this book as the primary textbook and improved upon it chapter by chapter.
    Intended Audience: Nursing students
    Contributors: Nursing Students, anyone who registers
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Immunology (Wikibooks)
    Self-description: Not listed.
    Intended Audience/Users: Not clear. Medical students?
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • KidneyWiki
    Self-description: None.
    Intended Audience/Users: Physicians.
    Contributors: “Qualified health persons”
    Editors/Administrators: Stephen Z. Fadem, M.D.
    Editorial Policies: “If you are a nephrologist or other qualified health person you are eligible to create content for this wiki or to perform peer reviews. Once an article has been accepted with revision by three reviewers, it will be closed. Further content can then be added through the discussion section, and as updates are applied, the site will undergo additional rounds of peer review. To inquire about creating or reviewing content and to obtain your password please contact Stephen Z. Fadem, M.D.”

  • MacSurgWiki

    Self-description: “McMaster’s Department of Surgery Residency Education Manual Wiki.”
    Intended Audience/Users: Surgical residents at McMaster University Medical Center.
    Contributors: Authorized by McMaster University Medical Center.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: None listed.

  • The McGill Library Global Health Resource Guide
    Self-description: “The purpose of the site is to collect together and organize the resources for finding information in the field of global health in all its aspects. Included are web sites, databases, and publications, including some in print only, from various disciplines that support the academic mission of the University and the Library.”
    Intended Audience/Users: “All McGill faculty, clinicians, researchers and students are encouraged to use … these resources.”
    Contributors: “All McGill students, faculty, researchers and staff can contribute information and edit pages on the wiki.”
    Editors/Administrators: Editorial Board listed here
    Editorial Policies: Listed here

  • Medical Images Wiki
    Self-description: “The CHERRI report outlines a persuasive approach that could enable the sharing of medical images to support education needs (clinical recordings in academic, non-clinical settings). This site is intended to help coordinate follow-up on the CHERRI report.”
    Intended Audience/Users: Not clear.
    Contributors: Not clear.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Medical Imaging
    Self-description: “all about the Medical Imaging”
    Intended Audience/Users: Not clear.
    Contributors: Anyone.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Medical Practice Billing and Compliance
    Self-description: Billing wiki is a collaborative electronic medical billing knowledge base for practice profitability and compliance. It includes fresh views and new concepts leveraging state of the art software and processes.
    Intended Audience/Users: Not clear.
    Contributors: Not clear, Wiki requires password to edit- password not posted on landing page.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Medical University of South Carolina Department of Radiology’s Medical Physics wiki
    Self-description: “The purpose of this wiki is to collect test procedures, documentation and other wisdom for the diagnostic medical physics group. This wiki will probably collect many other things along the way, possibly even including lecture material we give to the radiology residents and med students, but probably not too much in the way of therapy physics info.”
    Intended Audience/Users: Not explicitly listed. Presumed to be members of the diagnostic medical physics group.
    Contributors: Not explicitly stated. Registration is not open to everyone.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • MedTech Wiki
    Self-description: “We are aiming to build a comprehensive database of medical technologies and devices, including specifications, methods of use, and commentary on efficacy and other issues.”
    Intended Audience/Users: Anyone interested in medical technologies and devices.
    Contributors: “…anyone can edit and contribute to the wiki!”
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed, but MedTech Wiki is a project of Medgadget.com
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • MIGHEALTHNET
    Self-description: “This project aims to give professionals, policy makers including health authorities, researchers, educators and representatives of migrant and minority groups easy access to a dynamically evolving body of knowledge and a virtual network of expertise.”
    Intended Audience/Users: “…professionals, policy makers including health authorities, researchers, educators and representatives of migrant and minority groups.”
    Contributors: Anyone who registers and who is approved by administrators.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Other than these copyright disclaimer notes, none listed.
    Note: This is the UK Wiki of MIGHEALTHNET. Other Wikis serving a similar purpose for other nations can be found here.

  • MLA-HLS Wiki
    Self-description: “The hospital librarians’ wiki is sponsored by the Hospital Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association. The purpose is to provide a sandbox in which we can share best practices in a forum that is easily accessed, archived, searched, and modified.”
    Intended Audience/Users: Medical Librarians
    Contributors: Users must apply to become contributors and be approved by administrators.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Neurodegeneration Research Wiki
    Self-description: “This Wiki site is maintained by the MRC Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Its aim is to provide information on neurodegenerative diseases that is useful to to carers, students and researchers.”
    Intended Audience/Users: “…carers, students and researchers.”
    Contributors: Registered users only. Users cannot self-register.
    Editors/Administrators: “…maintained by the MRC Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases.”
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Nursing Wiki
    Self-description: “NursingWiki is a free multilingual wiki-project for health care and nursing information…”
    Intended Audience/Users: Assumed to be intended for those in nursing and allied healthcare.
    Contributors: “…anyone can edit.”
    Editors/Administrators: Association for the promotion of unrestricted information on nursing
    Editorial Policies: Detailed General Disclaimer.

  • OpenWetWare
    Self-description: “OpenWetWare is an effort to promote the sharing of information, know-how, and wisdom among researchers and groups who are working in biology & biological engineering.”
    Intended Audience/Users: Labs, individuals and groups working/researching in biology and biological engineering
    Contributors: Applications for editing access are individually evaluated, but the site states that it is “…trying to keep the barrier to access for scientists as low as possible. Feel free to request an account regardless of whether you are an individual, a student group, a lab or some other type of organization. Just having an interest in biological science or biological engineering is sufficient to join OpenWetWare.” FAQ about access available here.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.


  • Onco Wiki
    Self-description: “This site will serve as a free repository for oncology information, chemotherapy protocols and cancer treatment regimens…”
    Intended Audience/Users: “…meant for Healthcare providers working in the field of Oncology.”
    Contributors: Anyone who registers
    Editors/Administrators: Dr. Alan Teh
    Editorial Policies: None listed.
  • Orthopaedic Surgery (Wikibooks)
    Self description: Not listed.
    Intended Audience: Not clear.
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Pharmacology (Wikibooks)
    Self description: Not listed.
    Intended Audience: Not clear.
    Contributors: Not listed.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • PharmLib
    Self-description: None given.
    Intended Audience/Users: Not explicitly stated. Perhaps pharmacy librarians and pharmacy library patrons.
    Contributors/Editors: Must be approved by administrator. Some editors are listed here.
    Administrator: KT Vaughan, Librarian for Bioinformatics & Pharmacy, Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Pharmacy, UNC
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • PubDrug
    PubDrug Logo
    Self-description: “PubDrug is an open access, peer-reviewed, copyright- and royalty-free drug information database intended for the use of pharmacists and other health professionals. PubDrug is being developed as a wiki, making it possible to harness expertise from anyone connected to Internet. However, PubDrug also provides editorial guidelines and fact-checking procedures to keep its drug information as error-free as possible.”
    Intended Audience/Users: Pharmacists and other health professionals.
    Contributors: Contributors must be approved by administrators.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed, but Stewart Brower is listed as primary contact. Site indicates that editorial board is being assembled.
    Editorial Policies: Certification of articles/monographs by peer review (details). Steps to certification of a monograph are detailed here.

  • The Quality of Medical Data
    Self-description: “This wiki was created to be a research resource for epidemiologists, healthcare workers, insurers, and patients interested in the issues surrounding the quality of medical data. Topics include the current state of the quality of the data collected in the course of patient care, the factors that influence quality, and the effects of quality on efforts to use existing clinical data for secondary purposes such as epidemiology and pay-for-performance initiatives.”
    Intended Audience/Users: “…epidemiologists, healthcare workers, insurers, and patients…”
    Contributors: Anyone who registers can edit.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • TheRemedePointOrgWiki (French-language. Translation by Gaétan Kerdelhué)
    Self-Description: A wiki for students of heath occupations
    Intended Audience/Users: Students of health occupations
    Contributors: Must be registered under their real names
    Editors/Adminstrators: Bertrand Boutillier
    Editorial Policies: Medical disclaimer- See homepage and license here

  • Radiation Oncology (WikiBooks)
    Self-description: “Radiation Oncology is a rapidly changing field with new advances being made daily. As a consequence, any textbook becomes out-of-date almost immediately after it is published. Thus, the WikiBook format is ideal for a textbook of radiation oncology, as updates can be made constantly as new information becomes available.”
    Intended Audience/Users: “This textbook is meant to be used by residents, medical students, and practicing physicians in radiation oncology.”
    Contributors: Anyone. No registration required. Registered authors listed here.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Working list of standards.

  • Radiology Wiki

    Self-description: “RadiologyWiki.org is to radiology what Wikipedia is to general knowledge. That is, it is an online collaborative reference website focused on radiology. The scope and content of the site should remain within the realm of radiology and may include reference related to education, research, technology, academics and private practice radiology.”
    Intended Audience/Users: “The site is designed primarily for use by qualified physicians and other medical professionals.”
    Contributors: “At the present time, anyone that registers & creates an account with RadiologyWiki can edit content.”
    Editors/Administrators: Not explicitly listed.
    Editorial Policies: Minimal. Disclaimer here.

  • Radiopaedia

    Self-description: “The aim of Radiopaedia.org is to develop an online text where information is up to date and relevant to the needs of radiology staff, both registrars and consultants. In addition, the wiki format will allow discussion of topics and resolution of areas of confusion. There are many worthwhile online resources already, however most are not collaborative and therefore lack the ability to respond to users needs.”
    Intended Audience/Users: “…radiology staff, both registrars and consultants.”
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: Dr. Frank Gallard.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • RadsWiki

    Self-description: “This is a radiology website that anyone can edit. EVEN YOU!!! Yes… YOU!!!”
    Intended Audience/Users: Not clear. Presumably radiologists, radiology techs, and other clinicians.
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Minimal. Available here. Has “Sponsored Articles.”

  • Rosacea Wiki (Wikibooks)
    Self-description: No self-description. Small wiki lists resources on the Web about rosacea.
    Intended Audience/Users:
    Contributors: Anyone. No registration required.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • School:Medicine (Wikiversity)
    Self description: “This is a Wikiversity content development project where participants create, organize and develop learning resources about medicine.”
    Intended Audience: Not explicitly stated, presumed to be medical students.
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: None listed.

  • Street Medic Wikia
    Self-description: “The aim of this wiki is to develop a collaboratively edited information resource focused on medical issues, treatment protocols, ethical standards, and historical information of use to street medics.”
    Intended Audience/Users: Street medics.
    Contributors: Anyone. No registration required.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Student Doctor Network Wiki
    Self-description: “…for pre-medical students.”
    Intended Audience/Users: “…for pre-medical students.”
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: The Student Doctor Network
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Surgery (Wikibooks)
    Self description: Not listed.
    Intended Audience: Not clear.
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: “Notice!: This Wikibook is by no means intended to be a guide to “at-home” surgery. Surgical illness should only be managed by a professional medical expert(e.g Surgeon)”

  • UBC HealthLib Wiki
    UBC Health Library WikiLogo
    Self-description: “A Knowledge-Base for Health Librarians”
    Intended Audience/Users: Health sciences librarians and students of library science.
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: Wiki Team, all associated with the University of British Colombia. Dean Giustini is listed as administrator.
    Editorial Policies: Editing policy available here. No other notes on editorial policies listed.

  • Urgencyclopedie (French-language. Translation by Gaétan Kerdelhué)
    Self-description: This wiki aims at gathering documents about first aid, rescue and emergency medicine in a common platform.
    Intended Audience/Users: Health personnel and allied interested in first aid, rescue and emergency medicine
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Adminstrators: Listed here by alias only.
    Editorial Policies: License

  • WebHealth

    Self-description: “Webhealth is a wiki format health book on the Internet. You may wonder about the medical content. It has been written and accumulated since 2002 and has been on the Internet since then.”
    Intended Audience/Users:
    Contributors: Anyone who registers, though administrator states hope that medical professionals will contribute.
    Editors/Administrators: Dr. Ray Schilling
    Editorial Policies: None listed.

  • Wellness Wiki
    Self-description: “We offer this wiki to help clarify the complex problems plaguing the U.S. healthcare system and develop sustainable ways to improve the health and well-being of all people. This ever-evolving virtual encyclopedia of the healthcare crisis and potential remedies is updated continually. The various topics include updated links to external blogs and wikis containing relevant discussions”
    Intended Audience/Users:
    Contributors: One must contact administrator to be approved as a contributor.
    Editors/Administrators: Stephen E. Beller, Ph.D. and Sabatini J. Monatesti.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Wiki des Bibliothèques Universitaires de Médecine et Santé Publique – Lausanne (French-language. Translation by Gaétan Kerdelhué)
    Self-Description: Wiki of the CHUV medical libraries network (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois = University hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland)
    Intended Audience/Users: Medical Librarians
    Contributors: Medical library staff
    Editors/Adminstrators: Isabelle de Kaenel
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • WikiCancer
    WikiCancer Logo
    Self-description: “Cancer: Stories, Support and Information…If you have a connection to cancer, welcome to the place where you can share your real-life experiences — fears, insights, stories and advice.”
    Intended Audience/Users: “…cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers…”
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Wiki Doc

    Self-description: “WikiDoc is intended to be a shared resource for housestaff (in preparation for morning report), medical students (in preparation for morning rounds) and fellows (in preparation for conferences). Nurses and attending physicians may find it valuable to share and improve upon their fund of general medical knowledge.”
    Intended Audience/Users: “housestaff…medical students…fellows…Nurses and attending physicians.”
    Contributors: “Editors-in-chief” (who appear to be in charge of single pages or sections) must apply and be approved, but “[y]ou don’t need to be Editor-In-Chief to add or edit content to WikiDoc. You can begin to add to or edit text on this WikiDoc page by clicking on the edit button…” Anyone who registers can edit information on this Wiki.
    Editors/Administrators: Listed editorial board. Editor-in-Chief is C. Michael Gibson, M.S.,M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA
    Editorial Policies: None listed (aside from disclaimer)
    Additional notes: Wiki has a lot of pages on prescription drugs filled with content lifted (with attribution) from the NLM…but these pages are not locked- they can be edited by anyone who registers.
  • WikiEcho

    Self-description: “Wikiecho is a project to create a free, up-to-date and reliable online resource covering the rapidly advancing field of echocardiography.”
    Intended Audience/Users: Not clear. Presumably intended for clinicians and students.
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: None listed
  • WikiHealth
    WikiHealth logo
    Self-description: “WikiHealth’s goal is to offer the most comprehensive, current and insightful information to help anyone and everyone acheive optimal health”
    Intended Audience/Users: Healthcare consumers.
    Contributors: Anyone. Registration not required.
    Editors/Administrators: Not listed.
    Editorial Policies: Policies and guidlines available here.

  • WikiHealthCare (Joint Commission Wiki)

    Self-description: “WikiHealthCare is The Joint Commission’s interactive forum for health care professionals. It is designed to enable and encourage discussion and collaboration among all users for the purpose of improving health care quality. While The Joint Commission provides the forum, users of the site control its content.”
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Intended Audience/Users: Health care professionals.
    Editors/Administrators: The Joint Commission. Administrators can be reached at TWikiAdmin@jointcommission.org.
    Editorial Policies: Policies and Guidelines.

  • WikiMD
    WikiMD logo
    Self-description: “WikiMD is a free wiki based medical encylcopedia and medical wiki community”
    Intended Audience/Users: Healthcare consumers.
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: Prab R Tumpati, MD
    Editorial Policies: Disclaimers available here.

  • Wikinu Médecine (French-language. Translation by Gaétan Kerdelhué)
    Self-Description: Wiki of the French Virtual Medical University. Gathers teaching materials, focuses on video materials
    Intended Audience/Users: Medical students
    Contributors: PhDs from medical schools
    Editors/Adminstrators: Not listed
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • Wikisurgery
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    Self-description: “Wikisurgery is a free surgical encyclopedia for surgeons and their patients.”
    Intended Audience/Users: “…surgeons and their patients.”
    Contributors: Anyone who registers.
    Editors/Administrators: “Surgical Associates Ltd, owners of the International Journal of Surgery. Surgical Associates Ltd helps in the administration of the site today. Dr Riaz Agha is the founder of both Surgical Associates Ltd and Wikisurgery.”
    Editorial Policies: Not listed.

  • WiserWiki

    Self-description: “WiserWiki is a wiki that will allow accredited physicians to comment, collaborate and update medical information online and is viewable by everyone. The site was originally seeded with content from John Noble’s ‘Textbook of Primary Care Medicine’ (3rd Edition)”
    Intended Audience/Users: Physicians
    Contributors: “We restrict editorial privileges to board-certified professionals to ensure that the information is as accurate and trustworthy as possible.”
    Editors/Administrators: “WiserWiki is provided as a free service by Elsevier. As the leading global publisher of science and health information and tools, Elsevier serves more than 30 million scientists, students, and health and information professionals around the world. We are proud to play an essential role in the global science and health communities and to contribute to the advancement of these critical fields. We continuously make substantial investments that serve the needs of the global science and health communities. To find out more about Elsevier, please go to Elsevier.com.”
    Editorial Policies: Detailed- see terms and conditions. Some notably unusual policies are discussed here.

See also:

Gaétan Kerdelhué maintains a list of French-language medical wikis here.