I heard about codapedia during my annual tour of the floor looking for FOSS-related projects that I had not heard about before.
www.codapedia.com is among a new breed of ‘medical wikis’, designed to support the concepts of group editing like a standard wiki, but also to be more reliable and authoritative. The corelations to medpedia are obvious. Like medpedia, there is some vetting that goes on before an article is posted, in this respect it is similar to the Google concept of a knol. The content of the site is licensed using the GNU free document license.
The site was setup by greenbranch publishing which is the main publisher of the paper resource Journal of Medical Practice Management. They sell books, journals and audio content. This is not the organizations first foray into new media, they have run a podcast site since 2005 called SoundPractice.net
Rather than go into further details I will just let you listen to the podcast I did with Nancy Collins, but most of links that she mentions are encoded above.
Here is a shot of the codapedia booth, Nancy is on the left, it would be nice if someone could leave the name of the woman on the right in the comments… (I forgot to ask)