The web provides instant access to vast amounts of medical information. However, separating credible from questionable sources remains a challenge. OpenMD.com has built a health site directory to help users locate trustworthy sources of free medical information.
The directory indexes over 750 freely-accessible sources of medical information. Sites are organized across more than 30 categories, including health tools (symptom checkers, pill identifiers, etc.), news, student resources, and medical specialties.
All sites are reviewed for content quality, accessibility, credibility, and usability. Among those sites, only the best are included. The directory is maintained with the regular input of medical professionals.
OpenMD has also developed several research guides aimed at helping users evaluate the credibility of sources and make use of the medical information they find online.
Launched earlier this year, OpenMD.com is a health search engine that provides access to billions of documents from global health organizations, medical journals, health publishers, and government agencies. The engine prioritizes content from free and open access sources.