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Ozmosis: A new physician-only community

Ozmosis is a new community, currently in private beta, created by physicians for physicians. Members have to be verified during the registration process.

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According to their mission statement:

Ozmosis, an online Medical Knowledge Exchange, has been working with physicians to improve patient care since 2006. Ozmosis aggregates the collective wisdom and experience of its physicians and transforms individual insights into trusted knowledge for all its members, providing physicians a place where they can turn daily for trusted and reliable clinical, practice management and health policy information. Offered at no cost for verified physicians, Ozmosis accelerates learning and knowledge exchange across medicine and is dedicated to improving collaboration in healthcare.

Physicians can bookmark and post content – journal abstracts, medical cases, videos, podcasts, blog entries, and clinical studies – from anywhere on the web.

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I’m going to try to contact the developers and founders to ask them some questions. I’d like to know, for example, why it’s better than or different from Sermo.com. Let me know if you would like to ask them questions.

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5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Joel #

    This is actually not the first site of its kind. I think it’s different from Sermo in that Sermo is not really about bookmarking and sharing content from the web, and more about a walled community inside Sermo. On the other hand, PeerClip (http://www.peerclip.com) has the same mission as Ozmosis and I do believe they’ve been around longer than Ozmosis.

    March 29, 2008
  2. Ozmosis looks awfully like Sermo. It’s very bold (and unimaginative) of them to copy Sermo’s format so closely. Ozmosis should be aware that they could never compete with Sermo, which currently has over 60,000 members and growing very rapidly. Sermo is continually growing in features as well. You can easily bookmark and share content from the web on Sermo (to address Joel’s comments).

    Another interesting phenomenon is the emotional connection that physician have developed with Sermo (I’m an example). Sermo has become the voice of physicians and has the potential to be stronger than AMA. In fact, Sermo is already the platform for a very formidable physician empowerment campaign that has grown organically within the community. See http://blog.seankhozin.com/category/open-letter-campaign/

    March 30, 2008
  3. Matthias Muenzer #

    sermo works very well for me, thank you very much. I actually love it and I do not see a need for another attempt of imitating the leader in physician cooperation. As one of the posters above said, it seem like a gutsy thing to imitate sermo so closely. Why not stick with the best?

    November 14, 2008

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