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Evernote (our) peripheral and collective brain?

01/21/2011
Brent Fox and Bill Felkey have a (paper) article on the use of the product Evernote in the Jan 2011 Hospital Pharmacy Journal*

It has been my peripheral brain for some time.  Kevin Clausen, a frequent contributor to http://rxinformatics.com, also mentioned it in a Midyear meeting presentation I hosted last year.  Evernote really is a fantastic program for knowledge management.

One of the features is shared notebooks.  I am going to put my shared Informatics notebook out there for all of you to use. This notebook has a couple of thousand articles with tags. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed if you like (see icon in upper right corner).   It takes seconds to load items into this public notebook which I do all the time.  I am careful to put only public items on this notebook, if I mess up please let me know.  The downside might be that if all of you download all of my stuff the bandwidth will be exceeded.  If that happens, that would mean you are all getting value and will re-evaluate, prn.  So here it is:

How cool would it be if some of you shared your Informatics, ePrescribing, Infectious Disease, Cardiology, etcetera notebooks for all of us to use OUR collective brains?  If you use Evernote or other tools that have public access, let us all know. Sharing our collective information is what it is all about.  Twitter is sort of like that but not does not aggregate information well.  If you follow the right people in Twitter you get some fantastic information they are looking at. For example putting Sharon Enright's Leadership notebook, John Horn's Drug Interaction notebook or Kasey Thompson's Just Culture notebook out in the public view would be fantastic.  Sort of like a pharmacy or informatics specific goodreads?   What do you think?

Other Tools that are promising—
Pinboard.in is another lighter service that I save interesting links, it is relatively new to me and has a public facing aspect as well:  http://pinboard.in/u:poikonen/public/   It quickly captures bookmarks rather than full content like Evernote.

Another tool similar to Evernote from a local Boston company is SpringPad http://springpadit.com/home/ There are some comparisons of the two tools out on the web if you do a search. The main difference is that it is all web based versus having desktop applications for Win/Mac as Evernote.  You are able to share items as well, although I still use Evernote.

* Normally I would put a link to the journal or article here, however, this journals Web site has got to be the most convoluted, confusing journal web site ever.
 

John Poikonen | jp@RxDoc.Me | 617.329.1774

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