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GIDEON API is in beta!

How do you get ‘customer’ data if you are a hospital or a research institute?

You could build a dedicated team for conducting surveys and crawling research papers, even develop your own IT system for storing and accessing this data. How often would you need to revise this data? Monthly? Quarterly? How comprehensive do you think it would be? 

If you are one of the many medical professionals pressed for time and/or money, the above may not be an easy solution to maintain, and when people’s lives are at stake there is no room for failure.

Imagine your organization had access to infectious diseases data collected from all over the globe, from thousands of patients, across hundreds of countries, updated every single day. That would be pretty amazing, right? With GIDEON it is a click away. We offer your organization access to data on hundreds of diseases, drugs, and bacteria, from across the world, dating back from as far as the 1920s – we do the legwork so you can conduct your expert analysis. 

To fully realize the benefits of our comprehensive database, we have developed the GIDEON API so you can leverage a direct feed of continuously updated information between our service and your established processes and tools. The service is now being offered to all our institutional subscribers free of charge.

With a service as broad as GIDEON, we understand that taking on an API integration can be a daunting task, even for a seasoned IT professional. To help make this invaluable feature more accessible to our customers we have written extensive guidance detailing every API call, including examples on the output you should expect. You can access the guidance through this link: API

We are confident building a deeper connection between our service and your systems will empower your analytics and reporting capabilities, bringing new insight to your existing and emerging data trends. Please take a peek at our documentation and let us know when you are ready to give it a go!

2020 is going to be an important and exciting year for GIDEON. We look forward to sharing many more announcements of enhancements and new services throughout the year.

EPUB and Amazon Kindle MOBI format supported by GIDEON eBooks

Now whenever you purchase an eBook from GIDEON, you receive 3 file formats: PDF, EPUB and MOBI to ensure maximum compatibility on all devices.

GIDEON eBooks  support the Amazon Kindle MOBI file format for opening eBooks on Kindle devices directly and EPUB for desktop and mobile devices in addition to PDF.

To transfer a MOBI file: connect your Kindle via USB to your computer and drag and drop the file to your Documents folder. Alternatively you can use Amazon’s Send-To-Kindle

EPUB and PDF eBooks can be opened directly by both desktop and mobile devices.

Example of links in email receipt:

GIDEON in Korean … and any language

Ever since GIDEON launched, one of the top questions from non-native English speakers is when will GIDEON be translated into their local language.
Thanks to the wonders of machine translation built into Google Chrome, the GIDEON web based application can be read in almost any language.
Recently we updated the various tabs to be totally text based rather than graphic based and voila. This is how GIDEON looks in Korean:

Using Chrome right click, Translate and if necessary choose a different language.

 

Read GIDEON ebooks in web app

Since GIDEON first launched ebooks, many app subscribers have wanted to view them. Although the content in the web app is constantly updated and the ebooks are only generated once a year, some users like to view the material in a linear book format.

Now, through the Ebooks tab, app users can read the ebooks:

Ebooks are listed by Country, Disease and Other categories:

Ebooks Country list

The full PDF ebook displays in a new window.


Click Buy to purchase the ebook for offline access.

GIDEON eBooks 2018 Edition

The 2018 edition of GIDEON ebooks has expanded all content, graphs, maps and references based on extensive updates in the GIDEON web application.

New Cross Border events have been added to notes where cases have been imported to and/or exported from that country.

A few of the iconic ebooks in this series:

  • Infectious Diseases of the World – provides a review of every human infectious disease in the world, including disease distribution maps.
  • Global status of [any infectious disease] – the perfect reference source for Clinicians and Epidemiologists.
  • eBooks which provide detailed and up-to-date information on every anti-infective drug and vaccine – key references for every health-care worker.
  • A complete encyclopedia of all human bacteria and yeasts – a must for any laboratory or health-care student.
  • GIDEON Guide to Outbreaks – the most comprehensive list of outbreaks available anywhere.

Available for purchase through:

Reference links in Drugs and Vaccines

Reference links have arrived to the GIDEON Therapy related modules: Drugs and Vaccines.

Every drug and vaccine includes relevant clickable reference numbers that link to relevant source abstracts in peer-reviewed journals.

 

For example:

Securing access to GIDEON

This GIDEON website is now available at https://www.gideononline.com and the GIDEON app at https://web.gideononline.com

In a post-Snowden world, large internet companies, especially Google, have been pushing to encrypt all website connections via SSL. For the end user the change is slight, as for SSL protected websites the URL switches from http:// to https://. The green lock icon signifies that all traffic between the browser and the server is encrypted and is much harder to snoop on.

We’ve had requests to provide secure access to the GIDEON web application as far back as 2010 from a government customer. By offering SSL access to both our website and web application we hope to provide additional peace of mind when using GIDEON.

 

New GIDEON eBooks and release of 2017 Edition

Promo: Use the discount code 2017 on our website for a 20% discount for 5 or more and 30% discount for 10 or more ebooks.

Three new titles have been added to the 2017 edition of GIDEON ebooks.

These are the most comprehensive sources on Infectious Diseases outbreaks / Cross border infections / Surveys in the world.

The 2017 edition of GIDEON ebooks has expanded all content, graphs, maps and references based on extensive updates in the GIDEON web application, including new tables for outbreaks and surveys.

A few of the iconic ebooks in this series:

  • Infectious Diseases of the World – provides a review of every human infectious disease in the world, including disease distribution maps.
  • Global status of [any infectious disease] – the perfect reference source for Clinicians and Epidemiologists.
  • E-books which provide detailed and up-to-date information on every anti-infective drug and vaccine – key references for every health-care worker.
  • A complete encyclopedia of all human bacteria and yeasts – a must for any laboratory or health-care student.

Available for purchase through:

Public Health enhancement: Outbreak and Survey tables

Outbreak / Survey tables are new additions to GIDEON. The innovative design allows users to quickly scan and compare outbreaks / surveys according to year, setting, number of cases / deaths, affected population and other parameters. This is the cumulative result of a huge effort to convert over 20,000 outbreaks and 50,000 surveys in GIDEON from text format to a database. Cross border events have also undergone this transformation in Worldwide notes.

GIDEON is the first publication which gathers all infectious disease outbreaks and surveys into a single site – from ancient plagues to last week’s Zika statistics. Now these are much easier to read and analyze.

This is an excellent resource for experts and students in public health:

  • Sorting option allows for meaningful analysis
  • Ideal tool for studying the history of medicine, trends in disease evolution, diseases of all individual countries.
  • The tables can help prepare lecture handouts
  • Updated every few days and constantly evolving.

Sort the outbreaks / surveys by clicking on the top column heading. Additional notes and linked references are displayed where available once you click “Show notes” for all the rows, or click on the year to see the notes for a specific row.

Example

In the following example, data are displayed alphabetically by outbreak setting or region.
Outbreak tables

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AIDS or HIV/AIDS

For several years, Gideon has listed two seemingly separate “diseases” among its many files:   “AIDS”   and    “HIV infection – initial illness”   The latter was added to allow for inclusion of acute infection in the Diagnosis module.  A discussion of epidemiology, therapy, etc in other modules has been maintained only under the heading “AIDS”   One problem with this terminology was related to outbreaks of HIV infection (ie, associated with use of contaminated needles).  These were listed in GIDEON as “outbreaks of AIDS” – but were, in fact, outbreaks of HIV infection.  To solve this semantic difficulty, we have changed the designation “AIDS” to “HIV/AIDS”

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