Not sure where to start with this one, but 2007 has been one busy and exciting year!

Clinical Q&A
Over 1,700 clinical questions answered. We’ve managed to maintain our very high satisfaction rates and we’ve got quicker. Approximately 85% have been answered within 24 hours.

Takeover. We flirted briefly with being bought out by a European-based PLC.

TRIP Database
To date (in 2007) we’ve been searched over 5,500,000 times this year – a staggering figure. Of these around 100,000 were mis-spellings (and corrected by our systems).

There has also been the release of two upgrades the most recent saw us reveal 26 specialist search engines. These have been very well received and are already being widely used. The following are the top 5 (the figures in brackets are the usage in the last 4 weeks):

  • Pediatrics (3,855)
  • Obs & Gynae (3,562)
  • Cardiology (3,239)
  • Urology (3,132)
  • Orthopedics (2,940)

Interestingly, Sian (my other half) suggested that we could re-name the Obs & Gynae search to TRIPova – which amused me no end.

The review of our users was worth doing, click here to see the results. I was most pleased by the search success of our users.

What about 2008?

TRIP Database – Some minor upgrades are planned for early 2008 as well as the first TRIP in non-English released by mid-2008. I’m hoping to reach 1 million searches per month by the end of 2008.

Clinical Q&A – Onwards and upwards I hope.

New projects – We have got one very large project planned for mid-2008. We’re hoping to start work on this in early 2008. However, it’ll require a significant amount of effort to get ready for launch. It’s in the broad area of Q&A and I’m fairly confident that it’ll have a massive impact. I don’t remember being as excited about a project before!

Finally, I’d like to thank those involved with TRIP over the year, including:

  • Rosalind
  • Chris
  • Eleri
  • Lynne
  • Ben
  • Dean
  • Michelle
  • David
  • Toni
  • Tiffany
  • NLH
  • Rich, Steve and Phil (and the rest of Sequence)
  • Shona
  • Lisa
  • Judith
  • Martin
  • Iain
  • Paul
  • And all the others who I hope I haven’t offended by leaving off but have helped considerably!