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Following Medical Resources in the Simplest Way!

There are many medical professionals and empowered patients who would like to follow medical resources such as medical journals, blogs, news, Twitter users, Youtube channels, etc. easily in a customizable way in their own languages. I’ve been encouraging them to use Webicina’s PeRSSonalized Medicine tool for a long time.

Let’s say they start using it, become up-to-date and then discover the power of using RSS and now would like to follow the same resources but on a different platform such as Google Reader or Netvibes. What about them?

Well, now you can export RSS feeds of any PeRSSonalized Medicine category or page within a specific category. Enjoy!

Google Scholar has a Blog

I use Google Scholar regularly because I see it as the mix of Pubmed and Google. It shows me only peer-reviewed resources but by using the Google algorithm (actually not exactly the same). First, I wanted to make sure everyone knows now it’s easy to create e-mail alerts of search queries.

And second, now it has a blog where we will definitely see updates about the improvements.

PeRSSonalized Medicine: The Best German Resources

I launched PeRSSonalized Medicine to help patients and doctors keep themselves up-to-date more easily, without any kind of IT knowledge. It is an easy-to-use, free medical information aggregator that lets you select your favourite resources and read the latest news and articles about a medical specialty or a medical condition in one personalized place. We already have national versions:

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And now the German version is launched! It does not only mean the platform is German, but the resources are also the best ones in that language. We will publish French, Polish and Italian collections as well soon. Please let us know if you want to see PeRSSonalized Medicine in your language.

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Many thanks to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schrader (Twitter) from Frankfurt am Main – University of Applied Sciences who helped a lot with the translation and the selection of quality German resources.

Some reasons why PeRSSonalized Medicine is unique:

  • You can search in the database. It means you will find medical information only from a quality selected portion of the world wide web.
  • You can personalize any of the sections.
  • You can also receive the newest Pubmed articles focusing on your search term. Just insert your field of interest, a therapy, a condition, etc. and click Search. Then you can add the newly created box to your personalized medical “journal”.
  • It is a community-based project. Please let us know which quality resources should be added to the database.

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PeRSSonalized Medicine vs Clinical Reader

A few months ago, we created PeRSSonalized Medicine on Webicina.com, a free service, to help medical professionals keep up with the huge amount of new medical information. Without having a clue what RSS is, you can follow your favourite resources, medical news sites and Pubmed updates in one place with just one click. You can also personalize it according to your needs.

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Now here is Clinical Reader that seems to be useful for those professionals who spend some more time on the web. It looks great though you can’t personalize it now and for me it takes many clicks to get to my favourite resources.

Welcome to Clinical Reader, a truly quality collection of accessible clinical, scientific and health literature aiming to ease information delivery to the medical community. Focus your time, discover new links, fine-tune your online experience in a bid to effectively manage online clinical browsing.

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Let me know your suggestions and if you want to add a new resource to PeRSSonalized Medicine, just leave a comment.

Webicina e-Guide: How to keep yourself up-to-date in medicine?

Webicina, the medical web 2.0 guidance service, published a free e-course, How to keep yourself up-to-date in medicine. Practical pieces of advice about how to follow the medical literature easily or how to get notified when someone mentions your name online. Step-by-step tutorials and guides.

Take a look at the table of contents:

      In a few days, Webicina will release a new e-course about how to give a remarkable slideshow.

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      PeRSSonalized Medicine: What are your favourite resources?

      Yesterday, we launched the newest free tool, PeRSSonalized Medicine on Webicina.com that lets you follow the medical literature without having a clue what RSS is about :

      Being up-to-date is crucial for medical professionals, but it takes time and effort. Sitting in a library with a few medical papers is not a proper solution any more. Learning to use an RSS reader is not that easy for those who don’t spend much time online.

      PeRSSonalized Medicine is a free tool that lets you select your favourite resources and read the latest news and articles in one personalized place. You can create your own “medical journal” and as we are totally open to suggestions, let us add the journals, blogs and websites that you would like to follow.

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      I’m so happy to say the first feedback was quite positive. Just take a look at the reaction on Twitter. And here are the frist blogs to mention PeRSSonalized Medicine:
      Now please let us know your favourite resources (medical journals, blogs, communities, microblogging tools, anything) so we can add those to our database. The newest additions are:

      PeRSSonalized Medicine: A free tool to track medical information

      We’ve recently had a long discussion on Twitter about why many doctors are not open to these web 2.0 tools. There is no question, they don’t have enough time to use these even if they were designed to help them save time and effort.

      That’s why we’ve been working hard on Webicina.com to come up with a free tool that helps those users who cannot spend much time online (e.g. medical professionals). PeRSSonalized Medicine helps them track medical journals, blogs, news and web 2.0 services really easily and creates one personalized place where they can follow international medical content without having a clue what RSS is about.

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      Being up-to-date is crucial for medical professionals, but it takes time and effort. Sitting in a library with a few medical papers is not a proper solution any more. Learning to use an RSS reader is not that easy for those who don’t spend much time online.

      PeRSSonalized Medicine is a free tool that lets you select your favourite resources and read the latest news and articles in one personalized place. You can create your own “medical journal” and as we are totally open to suggestions, let us add the journals, blogs and websites that you would like to follow.

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      Click on “Personalize It” to hide the resources you don’t want to follow.

      You don’t have to register to use it, but if you want to make sure it will save your settings, you can register in a few seconds here.

      Now you can follow:

      • Medical journals
      • Medical blogs
      • Medical news
      • Medical Media including Youtube channels, Friendfeed rooms or Del.icio.us tags

      One more thing. The developer behind PeRSSonalized Medicine and the whole Webicina platform is Gergő Vargyai. Many thanks to him for his ownderful job!

      As always, we are open to suggestions so please let us know which resources to add to the database.

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