Education & Training Tools

Medical education & training programs and software for patients or health care providers.

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CDC Learning Connection

The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Learning Connection (LC) website was established in November 2010 to provide a central location for e-learning, training information, and other public health learning resources. Read More »

Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM)

The Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM) was established in 1996 with the support and direction of the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General. The CEMM is a production facility and clearinghouse for interactive patient education programs. Read More »

Collaborative, 'Open' Education Solutions in Health Care

The use of 'open source' software to deliver global health education solutions used by universities, medical schools, and a range of other health care organizations is becoming an increasingly important trend to watch.


eMOCHA is a free open-source application, developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. eMOCHA is designed to assist health programs in developing countries improve provider communication and education, as well as patient care, by coordinating wireless devices with local server-based clinical training and patient care support services.

Encyclopedia of Life

The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is designed to provide global, online access to knowledge about life on Earth. The mission of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) collaborative non-profit organization is to increase awareness and understanding of living nature through a freely accessible, online encyclopedia of shared knowledge from trusted digital resources. EOL is supported by  the John D. Read More »


GiPSi is an open source, open architecture framework for developing organ level surgical simulations. GiPSi provides an attractive framework to address the needs of interfacing models from multiple research groups and the ability to critically examine and validate quantitative biological simulations. Read More »

Health Education Assets Library (HEAL)

Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) is a free, online repository of high quality digital images and health education materials. Medical educators can discover, download, and re-use over 22,000 medical education resources that are in the public domain. Read More »

Health eGames

The worldwide video gaming industry is a thriving business – with hardware and software sales reaching $43.5 billion in 2007 and projected to grow to more than $61 billion in the next 4 years, according to eFuturist, Doug Goldstein - See

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Portal

The 'open access' Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) portal was established by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the U.S.


HealthCare.Gov is a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) web site providing a wide range of health information and tools for use by consumers. Read More »


A government Web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.  HealthFinder.Gov has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet. Read More »

HealthIT.Gov Videos for Patients & Families

Peter Groen | Open Health News | October 7, 2011

HealthIT.Gov now has a multi-media page contaioning a range of video presentations by health care providers and managers about their experiences in implementing and using health IT systems like Electronic Health Records (EHR) and how it relates to patients and their families.  See videos at HealthIT.Gov

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HRH Global Resource Center Launches New Tutorials

Press Release | HRH Global Resource Center | May 17, 2011

Every month, nearly 48,000 users on average access the HRH Global Resource Center (GRC), CapacityPlus’s digital library of Human Resources for Health (HRH) information with over 2,700 resources. Three new online tutorials introduce new users to the GRC. Read More »

Medical Dictionary

The main sources of the free online Medical Dictionary offered by TheFreeDictionary are The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Second Edition and Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Care Consumers, which provide authoritative descriptions of medical conditions, medications, anatomical terms, noted medical personalities and much more. Read More »

Medical Imaging Resource Center (MIRC)

Medical Imaging Resource Center (MIRC) is a set of free software tools to support radiology teaching files and imaging clinical trials provided by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Go to MIRC web site.