Medpedia, the online medical collaborative project written and edited by clinical specialists, has announced a new service that helps patients and professionals keep an eye on clinical trials. Although it uses an already available source, the standard ClinicalTrials.gov, Medpedia promises to make browsing through trials easier and it provides automatic personalized notifications to patients and caregivers when new trials are announced.
Other online sources already allow for searching clinical trials, but the Medpedia platform allows clinical trial information to be “pushed” or fed automatically to appropriate contexts. For instance, trial information can show up alongside a Medpedia article covering the same condition, it can appear in a personalized feed of someone interested in that condition, or in a patient community related to that condition.
Medpedia Clinical Trials updates every 24 hours from the data on ClinicalTrials.gov, a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. The search results provide details on a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and contact information. The ClinicalTrials.gov database is overseen by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is the largest clinical trials database, holding registrations from over 80,000 trials from more than 170 countries in the world
Press release: MEDPEDIA LAUNCHES NEW CLINICAL TRIAL PLATFORM…