Week 9: Medical Search

First slideshow: The Google phenomenon

  • The first Google search engine in 1998
  • The founders, the basic concept, the workplace
  • Google Lively, News, Groups, Docs, GMail, Images, Google Ads, Scholar, Talk, Youtube, Google Earth, Maps, Calendar, Trends (Flu Trends), Reader, Alerts, Translate, Google Fight
  • And 23andme

Take-home message: Google can make our lives easier. The question is how close we should let it come to us.

Second slideshow: Medical Search

  • How to search on the web (Google tricks)
  • E-patients search at imedix.com, webmd.com, medgle.com
  • Pubmed tricks
  • Pubmed Faceoff
  • Sciencerollsearch.com
  • Biowizard, trend trackers
  • Image search, video search
  • Semantic concept, chacha.com?

Take-home message: Search properly and help your patients search properly online.

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