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ClinOwl – a new, free to access, online resource which aims to help busy healthcare professionals keep up to date with the latest medical research relevant to their clinical practice.
Never has the need for accurate and up to date clinical information been more important in healthcare. In the modern world of 24 hour news and social media, discovery of content that is clinical, relevant and current has become even more difficult for busy healthcare professionals.
The good news is that there is a wealth of high quality, peer reviewed content available online for healthcare professionals. The difficulty is discovering and accessing this content without spending a significant amount of time trawling the internet.
In the modern era of medicine, healthcare professionals need to have a wider view of the latest research and the traditional siloed approach to medicine no longer applies. This means that relevant content may be spread across dozens of medical journals focussed on multiple specialties.
ClinOwl is dedicated to making this content easy to access by trawling hundreds of leading medical journals daily and organising articles by specialty and sub-specialty. To date ClinOwl has aggregated over 50,000 clinical articles and organised them across 30 specialties and over 100 sub-specialties.
Awareness of ClinOwl is starting to grow among healthcare professionals with over 22,000 visitors in the last 30 days, thousands of whom have already signed up to receive email updates tailored to their role and clinical specialism.
The resource is completely free to access and no registration is required, however, users who chose to create a free account can access additional functionality such as the ability to bookmark and save articles in their own personal folders.
Healthcare professionals with an OpenAthens account can use it to access ClinOwl and benefit from the above functionality as well as seamlessly transition to full articles on journal websites for which they already have institutional access.
One of the most popular areas of ClinOwl is, unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 resource hub, which contains over 18,000 articles organised by important keywords such as diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and guidelines.