Wednesday, May 16, 2012
This Week's News
The JAMA Network connects physicians with medical innovations, insights
Physicians can now find the most vital and relevant medical research, reviews and perspectives in one online home.
A new Web platform, launched Monday, brings together the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the nine specialty Archives Journals to offer physicians fully integrated access to the latest thinking and innovations in medicine, from clinical topics to policy issues.
As one of the primary goals of The JAMA Network, the website makes the journals more user friendly and easily accessible. There, physicians can find the entirety of articles from the 10 journals and access integrated multimedia—including videos, author interviews and teleconferences, and audio summaries—for an in-depth exploration of a given topic.
An enhanced search engine featuring semantic technology also simplifies research by providing more accurate search results. Whereas physicians previously had to search for a particular term, which might exclude content on the same topic that used slightly different terms, the website now provides all relevant content through a concept-based search.
Another physician-focused feature is an offering of hundreds of continuing medical education (CME) activities, which are searchable by topic or alongside the related journal article. A physician's user account tracks CME activities in which he or she has participated and generates certificates for instant accreditation of completed activities.
The user account also allows physicians to manage their subscriptions, orders and alerts and to save important figures and tables.
Beginning in June, physicians will be able to easily navigate all The JAMA Network website content via a mobile app. The app will be available for free to all users for the first six months, after which it will be accessible only to subscribers and AMA members. Other physicians also will be able to pay to access individual articles through the app. AMA Wire will provide additional information when the app becomes available.