Virtual Pediatric Hospital: Awards, Reviews, Statistics and Comments Book
Awards, Reviews, Statistics and Comments Book
2010 - Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association named Virtual Pediatric Hospital to be one of the "Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust" and specifically to be one of the top 10 Parenting and Kids Websites.
2009 - The Brookings Institution named Virtual Pediatric Hospital to be one of the "Top Nonprofit Websites" in their study Digital Medicine: Health Care in the Internet Era.
2023 - Journal of Survey in Fisheries Sciences, in the article "Educational opportunities in radiology a glimpse into the future"
"Michael D'Alessandro and colleagues laid the groundwork for the use of portable digital books in radiography in the mid-1990s"
2017 - Child Care Health Dev. 2017;1-6. https://doi.org/10.1111/cch.12524
In a review of otitis media information for patients on the Internet, Virtual Pediatric Hospital was one of the 5 out of 35 Web sites reviewed that in terms of quality was both HONcode certified and met all JAMA benchmark criteria for medical Web sites.
January/February 2014 - Neonatal Network
Listed as an "example of an online collaborative and learning Web site" in neonatology.
2010 - International Journal of Electronic Healthcare
"This (Virtual Pediatric Hospital) is a digital health sciences collection devoted to paediatrics created by physicians. It provides information to meet the needs of healthcare providers and patients..."
April/June 2010 - Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
"Thoracopedia is an imaging encyclopedia of pediatric thoracic disease...this educative portal...has cases listed by knowns / unknowns, which are organized by disease type or by age or simply as unorganized unknowns."
September 2009 - Medical Teacher
"Self-assessment modules are also popular for the review of structures using different imaging modalities. The availability of image resources continues to grow and is quite variable. Two libraries, Paediapaedia and Correlapaedia on the Virtual Pediatric Hospital web site are encyclopedias of imaging in pediatrics. The images on these sites are paired with a simulated patient case stems and can beviewed in "known" or "self-assessment" mode."
February 2009 - Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
"Virtual Pediatric Hospital focuses on topics that covers imaging of various disease entities in pediatrics."
February 2008 - Journal of Clinical Pathology
(Correlapaedia) - Listed as one of the "100 Useful Pathology-Specific Web Site." "Interdisciplinary discussion of 56 cases including radiology, surgery, and pathology"
2007 - Circuits for the MRCPCH
"Good generic information with many practice scenarios."
2007 - Practical Paediatrics
(Virtual Pediatric Patients) - "A useful case-based teacing resource for common paediatric problems."
2007 - Practical Paediatrics
(Paediapaedia) - "An encyclopedia of paediatric disease with brief text notes, radiological images and differential diagnoses."
August 2006 - Clinical Radiology
"The use of handheld digital books in radiology was first pioneered by Michael D'Alessandro and colleagues in the mid-1990s."
January 9, 2006 - Florida Times-Union
"The goal of this Virtual Pediatric Hospital offering is to provide information about typical diseases and health issues experienced by teens...pediatricians address all sorts of teen-related health topics..."
1992-1993 - Data not available (as part of Virtual Children's Hospital)
1994 - 34,026 pages read (page hits) from 8,346 visitors (users) in the form of 152,869 successful accesses (qualified hits) representing 10 gigabytes of data transferred (as part of Virtual Children's Hospital)
1995 - 112,731 pages read (page hits) from 29,171 visitors (users) in the form of 443,728 successful accesses (qualified hits) representing 30 gigabytes of data transferred (as part of Virtual Children's Hospital)
1996 - 293,072 pages read (page hits) from 75,313 visitors (users) in the form of 1,082,828 successful accesses (qualified hits) representing 32 gigabytes of data transferred (as part of Virtual Children's Hospital)
1997 - 540,174 pages read (page hits) from 115,105 visitors (users) in the form of 1,354,334 successful accesses (qualified hits) representing 32 gigabytes of data transferred (as part of Virtual Children's Hospital)
1998 - 1,047,135 pages read (page hits) from 213,947 visitors (users) in the form of 2,292,230 successful accesses (qualified hits) representing 27 gigabytes of data transferred (as part of Virtual Children's Hospital)
1999 - 2,076,896 pages read (page hits) from 317,081 visitors (users) in the form of 4,024,556 successful accesses (qualified hits) representing 42 gigabytes of data transferred (as part of Virtual Children's Hospital)
2000 - 3,143,361 pages read (page hits) from 868,651 visitors (users) in the form of 6,168,231 successful accesses (qualified hits) representing 70 gigabytes of data transferred (as part of Virtual Children's Hospital)
2001 - 2,963,683 pages read (page hits) from 881,378 visitors (users) in the form of 6,079,333 successful accesses (qualified hits) representing 72 gigabytes of data transferred (as part of Virtual Children's Hospital)
2002 - 3,866,892 pages read (page hits) from 1,435,969 visitors (users) in the form of 7,893,648 successful accesses (qualified hits) representing 98 gigabytes of data transferred (as part of Virtual Children's Hospital)
2003 - 3,801,080 pages read (page hits) from 1,586,129 visitors (users) in the form of 7,282,989 successful accesses (qualified hits) representing 102 gigabytes of data transferred (as part of Virtual Children's Hospital)
2004 - 4,081,945 pages read (page hits) from 1,720,883 visitors (users) in the form of 7,769,115 successful accesses (qualified hits) representing 111 gigabytes of data transferred (as part of Virtual Children's Hospital)
2005 - 4,029,534 pages read (page hits) from 1,738,463 visitors (users) in the form of 7,984,758 successful accesses (qualified hits) representing 118 gigabytes of data transferred (as part of Virtual Children's Hospital)
2006 - 2,332,358 pages read (page hits) from 513,183 visitors (users) representing 73 gigabytes of data transferred.
2007 - 1,700,957 pages read (page hits) from 539,034 visitors (users) representing 66 gigabytes of data transferred.
2008 - 834,549 pages read (page hits) from 307,986 visitors (users) representing 42 gigabytes of data transferred.
2009 - 586,041 pages read (page hits) from 232,450 visitors (users) representing 36 gigabytes of data transferred.
2010 - 655,730 pages read (page hits) from 297,870 visitors (users) representing 44 gigabytes of data transferred.
2011 - 593,099 pages read (page hits) from 304,668 visitors (users) representing 51 gigabytes of data transferred.
2012 - 556,810 pages read (page hits) from 357,929 visitors (users) representing 68 gigabytes of data transferred.
2013 - 604,935 pages read (page hits) from 409,098 visitors (users) representing 104 gigabytes of data transferred.
March 16, 2017 - "I want to say thank you for explaining so clearly on your Web page, it is very helpful. My 6 year old started having vomiting and diarrhea from 6 pm.... so I was very desperate to find info, and came across your Web page on Google." - M.I., United Kingdom (Parent)
October 26, 2016 - "I like everything about the Virtual Pediatric Hospital." - V.O., Nigeria (Medical student)
December 2, 2014 - "I recently visited your Web site in search for answers for ear infections. I just wanted to let you know, what your site offered in references helped me out on questions I had. I'm not much of a computer person, so it's important to me that I can go to a site and be able to find it helpful. So this is a "Thank-You" email, in appreciation of what your site had to offer me." - B.R. (Parent)
September 23, 2014 - "I like what I found which was a broad explanation about the disorder (tracheomalacia) I was inquiring about." - S.G. (Speech pathologist)
June 25, 2013 - "I love to go through the cases which you have presented in the Virtual Pediatric Hospital. As doctors we need to keep studying and reading regularly and I find case related reading and learning a more interesting way of keeping in touch with the subject than merely going through text books and Journals. I really appreciate the efforts you people have taken to present the commonly seen cases in our practise in such a wonderful manner. Please keep up the good work and thanks a lot for the same." - S.S., M.B.B.S., India (Consultant pediatrician)
May 28, 2013 - "I would just like to share that I appreciate the information." - C.L. (Parent)
February 23, 2012 - "We are very impressed with your Virtual Pediatric Hospital website." - J.S., M.D. (Attending otolaryngologist)
December 1, 2011 - "Your web side regarding Herpes Stomatitis has great information, end helped us a lot to help our little daughter 18 months old...Thanks again by having this web side up." - P.W., United Arab Emirates (Parent)
November 14, 2011 - "Easy to read and understand what's going on with my son. He might have tracheo/ laryngomalacia and reading the page on it reinforced what the doctors told me and it helped me to understand why the bronchoscope is necessary. I didn't have enough time to digest all of the information at the office visit and your site is very straightforward and user friendly. It's allowing me to become more familiar with the medical terminology that I'm hearing...I can also direct my family to your website so they can understand what's happening." - L.R. (Parent)
May 26, 2011 - "Among the many sites I checked, Virtual Pediatric Hospital in general provided the MOST useful, reader-friendly information of any site. Appreciated you understandable definitions of conditions, their etiololgy, possible interventions, etc...Great info and resource." - M.M. (Speech language pathologist)
May 16, 2010 - "Was looking for some information about my daughter and ran across your site. Like the format and way info presented. You Rock!!" - M.C. (Parent)
February 4, 2010 - "I find your website clear, concise and easy to navigate...Thank you for your excellent website!" - D.S., Ph.D.
January 23, 2010 - "Thanks for your great efforts." - C.D., M.D. (Attending radiologist)
August 24, 2009 - "I have appreciated the large amount of clinical data that you two have accumulated and presented for us in an easy format." - J.H., M.B.B.S. (Pediatric surgeon, India)
September 24, 2008 - "Excellent article and radiographs on Back Pain in Children !!! Thank you for taking the time to maintain this extremely valuable site." - M.C., M.D. (Regional Medical Officer, American Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya)
September 18, 2008 - "Had a young 2 yr old this morning with long standing history of back pain affecting play ? weight bearing - found your site to be most helpful!!! I plan to use it frequently in the future - thanks so much for putting this together!! (I am finishing up my doctorate -great research tool that I will share with my colleagues!)" - A.S. (Pediatric physical therapist)
May 19, 2008 - "I use the site to help me understand my children's learning difficulties. I really like the succinct presentation. I have a much greater understanding, particularly of my daughter's language delay and less guilt about it after reading your site." - I.S., Australia (Parent)
February 29, 2008 - "Thank you for providing this article. We have struggled with this horrid condition for years. I feel now as though we have the correct diagnosis and can proceed with treatment and be partially free from the not knowing WHAT the problem is. We have had her in treatment and on medication for years. She is now 12 years old and your document describes her 100%. We will be forever grateful for discovering your article and will use it as our guide to maintaining some sense of sanity." - S.G. (Mother of a patient)
October 26, 2007 - "I would like to thank you for creating such a wonderful educational website for people who are interested in pediatric radiology!" - E.L., M.D. (Attending pediatric radiologist)
May 29, 2007 - "I am a parent whom is concerned about one of my children...From what I have read so far tonight this site has been fantastic. It was a great help for me to read the well set out and helpful information. Thank you for providing something like this for all to share." - G.W., Australia
May 13, 2007 - "I use Virtual Pediatric Hospital in my profession. It is useful to support my profession and reference in lectures to medical students. I like Virtual Pediatric Hospital. It is excellent. Radiologic images quality are excellent and very informative. Thank you." - D.W., M.D., Indonesia (Attending radiologist)
April 18, 2007 - "I like that you use a "ordinary language" so that even I can understand." - A.F., Sweden (Mother of patient)
March 26, 2007 - "Thanks for your great work...I use it personally to check symptoms for my two children...I love the layout - it is very easy to find symptoms or diseases and match them against what my child is saying or doing..." - J.P. (Father of patient)
January 23, 2007 - "Virtual Pediatric Hospital has given much information on low back pain in children. I have found this website to be easy to read, organized, and helpful in understanding the causes of low back pain in children." - R.J. (Mother of patient)
January 5, 2007 - "I'm an RN working in a juvenile attention center and am finding your information extremely helpful. I have a medical director but using this information helps me make sure I am thinking and looking for the right things so I have the right information in hand in case I need to communicate with the medical director. I encounter common problems like URI and need to differentiate strep from the common sore throat. I have to work fairly independently so find this information very specific. Thank you for being thorough and including "survivor skills information"." - E.M., R.N.
December 28, 2006 - "I just recently discovered your website and really enjoy it. It is a great tool for residents. Your surgical imagery is fantastic." - D.M., M.D. (Chief Resident in Pediatrics)
December 12, 2006 - "We are foster parents who serve children with special needs...I have found the information you have shared to be interesting and informative." - G.M.
November 17, 2006 - "I am just a concerned grandmother,who is worried abut her 19 month old granddaughter. I learned quite a bit about her blocked tear ducts. Thank you for a very informative website." - M.R.
September 1, 2006 - "I love your site and I am selecting different xrays and cases to help teach my students pediatric chest xray interpretation...overall I think your site is great!" - M.M., RN, MS, PNP (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)
July 18, 2006 - "Sincere thanks for offering such great, practical information and creative educational tools. Your site is one of the first that I go to when I have questions about a pediatric medical condition. I have no recommendations for improvement, only kudos for the excellent work you do for those we serve. Mahalo." - C.K., R.N. (Maternal-Child Nurse Clinical Instructor)
June 29, 2006 - "I am very impressed with the Virtual Pediatric Hospital site and have enjoyed it very much." - M.B., Ph.D. (Clinical Psychologist)
March 25, 2006 - "Thank you for your informative site." - J.K., RN, Canada (Pediatric nurse)
February 26, 2006 - "I like very much your Virtual Pediatric Hospital." - A.P., M.D., Peru
January 16, 2006 - "I appreciate the fact that this site lives on...Virtual Hospital site was truly a very rich resource, and I'm sure the Virtual Pediatric Hospital site will continue in the same vein. I teach at a technical college in LaCrosse, WI, have used your site as a reference for many years. Our radiography students have benefited from this resource, also." - B.R. (Radiography Instructor)
January 16, 2006 - "I must confess that I have been beniftting substantially from Virtual Pediatric Hospital...I recommend this publication to all paediatricians and those aspiring to join the league." - B.S.
January 12, 2006 - "Looks great! Thanks!" - P.M.
January 12, 2006 - "Keep up the good work." - H.H., M.D., Ghana (Attending physician)
January 12, 2006 - "The students and faculty at our campus use these materials heavily." - R.S.
January 11, 2006 - "I have been using your case presentations for discussion with my colleagues. Everyone praised the excellent photography. Looking forward to seeing more compilations of excellent cases." - N.N., M.D.
January 10, 2006 - "Thank you. I've often referred to the site, as well as referred medical students on a rather regular basis." - P.P
January 9, 2006 - "Looks like a lot of good information there." - C.K.
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