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Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

IT'S LIKE WIKIPEDIATM for Health Care Professionals & Clinical Students

What is MyWikiCare™?

What type of information can I find on MyWikiCare.org?

Why should I contribute to MyWikiCare.org?

How is MyWikiCare™ different than other platforms?

How does MyWikiCare™ ensure that submissions are evidence-based?

Who are MyWikicare's target users?

Do I need a formal project to contribute to MyWikiCare?

How do I share my work?

I've already shared my work in another format, can I still share it on MyWikiCare.org?

I'm a clinical student. How is MyWikiCare™ relevant to me?

What is ICLN's involvement with MyWikiCare.org?

 

Answers

What is MyWikiCare™?

An online platform found at MyWikiCare.org for curating, sharing, and synthesizing knowledge and experience to accelerate and amplify the translation of evidence-based practice to standard bedside care. It combines the power of a wiki and a discussion forum to create a collaborative professional community for healthcare professionals to ask questions, get answers, learn about successful innovations, and collaborate with peers.  

What type of information can I find on MyWikiCare.org?

Curated and synthesized practical and powerful insight into translating and implementing evidenced-based practices to standard bedside care. You will also find tips, tools, strategies, and considerations for implementation to help you accelerate your work.

Why should I contribute to MyWikiCare.org?

  • Contributing to WikiCareTM helps close the 17 year gap between research and widespread translation of evidence into standard bedside care. Sharing your wisdom on WikiCareTM has the potential to directly improve patient care beyond just your unit or practice setting.
  • WikiCareTM connects you with other healthcare professionals to give you critical insight that can advance your work.
  • WikiCareTM provides a platform for professional collaboration allowing you to contribute to your profession and collaborate with others to improve patient care.

How is MyWikiCare™ different than other platforms?

A handful of public sites exist to provide snapshots of successful innovations but stop short of digging into the details of HOW the projects were implemented, creating a critical gap in practical and tacit knowledge that if addressed could accelerate and amplify translation and adoption of otherwise proven interventions.

WikiCareTM  addresses this critical gap by:

  • Providing a platform for conveying a composite of perspectives and experiences related to an innovation supporting enhanced translation.
  • Providing a forum for professionals to collaborate in a professional online community around innovations, improvements, and implementation.
  • Digging deeper to uncover critical tacit and practical knowledge and clinical wisdom that support translation and implementation.

How does MyWikiCare™ ensure that submissions are evidence-based?

We use a moderator review process. While anyone can contribute to MyWikiCare™, before new pages are or edits are published, they are reviewed by the ICLN clinical team,

Who are MyWikicare's target users?

WikiCareTM supports the following target users: clinical students, clinicians, clinical faculty, and other allied professionals involved in healthcare improvement and innovation.

Do I need a formal project to contribute to MyWikicare.org?

No, that is the beauty of MyWikiCareTM. The platform is designed to evolve knowledge beyond the single instance of one project. If you have insight or wisdom to share that will advance the knowledge-base and conversation, we want to hear from you.

How do I share my work?

It's simple and easy to share your work on MyWikiCare™.

  1. Email us a digital copy of your poster or presentation. We will review it and convert it to a MyWikiCare™ template page for your review.
  2. We contact you for a brief follow-up Q&A to better understand your project and capture supporting details.
  3. We take care of publishing the page and notifying our user base of new content - inviting users to provide feedback on your submission.
  4. You dialogue and collaborate with MyWikiCare™ users who provide feedback or ask questions pertaining to your submission.

I've already shared my work in another format, can I still share it on MyWikiCare.org?

You can directly publish your work on MyWikiCareTM, or you can point to it's original source. The key is that you share your unique insights and experiences to enrich and evolve the knowledge-base around your particular type of work.

I'm a clinical student. How is MyWikiCare™ relevant to me?

By using MyWikiCareTM, you will gain additional insight into the application of evidence-based practice beyond what is gained through just literature review and clinical rotations. As a result, you will be able to develop higher quality projects that are supported and informed by similar work done in other practice environments. Like practicing clinicians, you will be able to leverage the work of others to target the application of evidence in the most meaningful and informed way. Additionally, MyWikiCareTM  highlights inter-professional research opportunities by identifying gaps in knowledge and practice; helping both clinicians and students contribute to improving patient care.

What is ICLN's involvement with MyWikiCare.org?

The Integrated Care Leadership Network (ICLN) has its genesis in the highly successful, nurse-led, San Francisco Bay Area quality improvement collaborative, Integrated Nurse Leadership Program (INLP). INLP was the product of a generous grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to improve the quality of nursing-related patient care. The program was led through the University of California San Francisco's Center for Health Professions in 2005 and led by ICLN's founder, Julie Kliger, MPA, BSN, RN. ICLN was formed to build on this important work by creating an inter-professional community to build up skills critical to translating and implementing evidence to standard bedside care, like leadership, communication, collaboration, and change management. MyWikiCare.org is a natural extension of this work, creating an applied forum for professionals to collaborate, share, and learn.

Author: Jackie Lebihan, MHA-IL (c)