About Blitter

Blitter is an experimental search engine completely different from our main search offering - TRIP.

The idea behind Blitter is that it only includes content that an independent clinician has deemed interesting/newsworthy enough to comment about. Most clinical search tools grab all the content from a particular publisher - irrespective of the clinical usefulness of the output. So, we see Blitter as being a bottom up approach to content identification - possibly making it more useful.

In addition we have classified each contributor by their clinical interest allowing users to filter results based on the speciality of the contributor - this is possibly an important development. Why? Take the search term pain, an oncologist searching for pain would typically want significantly different results compared to a rheumatologist or a generalist. Currently TRIP and all other clinical search tools show the same results - meaning lots of 'noise'. So, allowing users to restrict the results based on speciality should make the results more meaningful.

As mentioned above it's an experimental approach to search - so feed back any thoughts suggestions via jon.brassey@tripdatabase.com