Evidence Matters (EM) is an award-winning, venture-backed company which has created a novel knowledge management system for the medical field. ” or so the blurb says.

As the subscription market gets more crowded by groups who hope to squeeze money out of health organisations I can only rejoice at our decision to move away from that particular business model. Evidence Matters has had some significant investment around $1.5 million (Canadian dollars I assume).

One of the most poignant comments for me, regarding the move to free-access for TRIP, came from Brian Alper (who heads up another subscription ‘knowledge’ thingy). He basically said that people are not expecting to pay for search. I tend to agree with Brian. However, who will be right – us or the venture capitalists?

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