Saturday, November 19, 2011

Public Policy Development Online

One system demonstrated at GovCampNSW, was the Cancer Council Australia' wiki platform provides a version of the Wikimedia platform tailored for policy development. This provides for two levels of interaction with the wiki: the general public can post comments, but only registered experts can edit the content. The system includes formal traditional references, as needed for schoolyard work and formal policy documents:

Wiki-based clinical practice guidelines will ultimately improve the standard and consistency of clinical practice according to the best and most recent scientific evidence available. It is a service provided by Cancer Council Australia to inform clinical practice. Unlike written guidelines wiki guidelines are constantly updated as new evidence becomes available and are linked to source abstracts and other evidence-based sites that add to the value of visiting the wiki site.

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