DynaMed™ Supports Partners Infectious Disease Images with Grant

~ Donation will Allow Free Website to Continue to Provide Infectious Diseases Specialists with Beneficial Educational Resource ~

IPSWICH, Mass. January 27, 2015 — A grant from DynaMed will enable healthcare professionals to continue to have the opportunity to learn from interesting and instructive infectious disease cases. The EBSCO Health resource has made a donation to support the Partners Infectious Disease Images web site (www.idimages.org), a free database for healthcare trainees and providers that contains thousands of clinical images and hundreds of in-depth cases.

The Partners ID Images digital library was developed with a grant from the National Library of Medicine, and includes cases and images from contributors throughout the world.  The site was developed by faculty of the Infectious Disease Division of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Ragon Institute of MGH, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard. The site is run by Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Rajesh T. Gandhi and Managing Editor Dr. Alice M. Cort, both of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. 

“We appreciate the support provided by DynaMed for Partners Infectious Disease Images”, says Dr. Gandhi.  “With this support, we will able to expand our collection of illustrative cases and images, and make this resource available free-of-charge to infectious diseases specialists and other health care professionals around the world”. 

The DynaMed editorial team is comprised of experts in a variety of fields, including infectious diseases. Deputy Editor for Infectious Diseases for DynaMed, Dr. Sheila Bond, facilitated the grant to ensure that this resource is able to continue to grow and be freely available to the public. “DynaMed is committed to providing the global healthcare community with the information they need to make informed decisions at the point of care. The Partners Infectious Disease Images digital library is an invaluable database in that regard and we are happy to support the site and the dedicated team that makes it possible.”

DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. DynaMed is an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions by providing the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience. It provides educators with a resource that supports medical education goals, encourages trainees to access the original research, and provides guidance on diagnosis and treatment options while preserving and supporting the essential learning opportunities that educators want to provide.

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