The project was launched in the fall of 2015 with some initial
research and discovery. The initial feedback was encouraging. We then
assembled a long list of specifications so that a pilot project was
started in the summer of 2016 with the following parameters:
Thirty participating doctors
Project duration of five weeks
35 information sheets in German
200 information sheets were handed out during the pilot project. This
and the positive feedback we received from our users, gave us the
impetus to go ahead with the development of this new service.
design of the database was completed, which represents the technical
and organizational framework for an efficient and reliable publication
of multilingual information sheets. This framework also allows us to
manage the maintenance of the data properly and approach the promotion
of the tool in a systematic manner.
Based on our validated concept and with our initial technical work completed, we approached the info-pharma Foundation and the subscribers of Infomed-Verlag with a request for initial funding around the turn of the year (2016-17).
CHF 60,000 were donated, which we consider a great success and
motivates us even more to bring a good product to market. A big thank
you goes out to all our original all donors!
In the meantime, the project has progressed significantly:
Information sheets on around 230 active substances have been prepared
The database has been developed
Translations into six languages were undertaken
than 1,600 information leaflets can now be downloaded, both by
subscribers and by us as administrators of the data. A solid and
user-friendly front-end interface is of the utmost importance to us.
This is one of the key focal points of our project in the coming weeks.
the end of the year we would like to start with a free testing phase
which will last several months. This testing phase will be open to
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