Back in April, the ABIM Foundation launched the Choosing Wisely campaign, with Consumer Reports as the consumer communications leader, working with 11 organizations, including Wikipedia.
Thanks in part to a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation, on April 30th, Consumer Reports welcomed Lane Rasberry as our Wikipedian in Residence. Lane will guide collaboration between experts on consumer issues, experts in medical science, and experts in Wikipedia publishing.
Through this arrangement, Wikipedians will be able to consult with the network of experts convened in the Choosing Wisely initiative. In the last decade, Wikipedians have produced 23,000 articles (in English alone) relating to health and medicine; these articles reach a tremendous audience – and we are thrilled to explore opportunities with Wikipedia to engage with/share knowledge with the public.