The pathology topic is edited by Dr. Taadaki Hiruki, Assistant Professor of Pathology and graduate student in medical informatics at the Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland, OR).
The Medical Matrix Project is devoted to posting, annotating, and continuously updating Internet clinical medicine resources. The target audience is primarily United States physicians and healthworkers who are on the front line in prescribing treatment for disease conditions.
Medical Matrix is an interface that provides access to digital clinical medicine documents that can be utilized during the time span of a patient visit.
Medical Matrix assigns ranks to Internet resources based on their utility for point-of-care clinical application. Quality, peer review, full content, multimedia features, and unrestricted access are emphasized in the rankings. To ensure that the ranks are applied systematically, and as objectively as possible, they are reviewed by and editorial and assigned 1-5 stars according to prescribed guidelines.
|1 star||Suitable, well-authored clinical content but lacking in substance, or currency. (1-10 points)|
|2 stars||Clinical content is generally reliable and up-to-date. Site design is logical and easy to use. Limited usefulness as a regular clinical resource. (11-20 points)|
|3 stars||Well-authored, accurate, current clinical content. Good site design, well-maintained and extensive functionality. Easily accessed and navigated by the routine user. An overall valuable clinical resource. (21-30 points)|
|4 stars||Outstanding site across all categories and a premier web page for the discipline. (31-40 points)|
|5 stars||An award winning site for Medical Internet. (41-50 points)|