is a search engine that makes high quality medical information easily accessible to everyone. OpenMD searches billions of documents from government agencies, global health organizations, medical journals, and reference sites, including CDC, WHO, Merck, JAMA, and others. 

OpenMD’s approach increases the visibility of medical information from reputable sources; information that can often be lost in a muddle of commercial results and user-generated content.

Subscription paywalls are commonplace in professional medical reference. We recognize that unexpectedly running into those walls can be a headache. So OpenMD‘s search prioritizes freely-accessible content whenever available.

Site functionality remains limited while in beta but we plan to add many exciting new features in the coming months that will benefit both consumers and healthcare professionals.

Based in New York City, is a collaborative effort involving developers and medical professionals from around the world. We hope that this free service is helpful to you in your research.

PRESS RELEASE: Launches Health Search Engine

Search engine improves access to medical information from health organizations and leading publishers

NEW YORK – Feb 5, 2019 – launches health search engine for patients and medical professionals, improving access to high-quality medical reference material. searches billions of documents from global health organizations, medical journals, health publishers, and government agencies, while filtering out commercial and user-generated content. prioritizes content from free and open access sources, helping searchers to avoid subscription paywalls that are commonplace in medical reference publishing.

Recognition and semantic categorization of thousands of medical concepts drives instant summary panels, including condition profiles, drug descriptions, and medical term definitions.

In addition to search, OpenMD’s directory allows users to browse a curated index of hundreds of health resources, representing the very best in online medical reference.

Today’s beta launch is a first step in the creation of an independent search service that makes free medical information easily accessible to everyone.

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