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Islide-Establishing a Clinical Dermatopathology Online Discourse System

This study has been completed.
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Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 19, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2011
History: No changes posted

The trend is changed by a large number of low-cost computers, large-capacity computing power, and the rapid advent of network bandwidth. From the Internet to the WWW to Web2.0, the technology in addition brings impact on economic, social, and technological, but also on medical education about knowledge delivery globally and learning patterns.

Currently, many scholars start to take the affection of social network seriously. In the medical field, ECGpedia is the typical successful example. There are more than 250,000 members from 188 different countries in the website. On the other hand, the effect of data computing and transition improve the development of Gigapixel image presentation. For example, users can zoom in and zoom out on GoogleMap. The research team has being worked on this kind of search engine on pathology and anatomy slides in past three years. For education purpose, students can observe slides by using a virtual microscope directly.

This research will target on establishing a Clinical Dermatopathology Online Discourse System (iSlide). It will combine a virtual microscope platform and a biopsy diagnosis eLearning System. This survey will be focused on evaluating of this platform. The object is all interns in dermatopathology department at Wan Fang Hospital this semester. All the new physicians can learn from experienced experts. Users who have questions can search for help from others via this website. They can get assistance by thinking procedure learning model -scheme inductive and pattern recognition. In doing so, clinicians and pathologists can discuss with each other through this system. It also can improve the education and research development in this field.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Islide-Establishing a Clinical Dermatopathology Online Discourse System

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Further study details as provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:

Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: August 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2010

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Months and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All interns in dermatology department of Wan Fang Hospital this semester.

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01280435

Taipei Medical University
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
Principal Investigator: Yu-Chuan Li Taipei Medical University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Yu-Chuan Li, Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, Taipei Medical University Identifier: NCT01280435     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 99046
Study First Received: January 19, 2011
Last Updated: January 19, 2011

Keywords provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:
Online Discourse
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