Creating trustworthy guidelines, evidence summaries and decision aids that we can all use and share

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MAGICapp

Develop and publish well-structured electronic guidelines, evidence summaries and decision aids. No install or setup required.

MAGIC is a research and innovation programme and non-profit initiative within the health sector, working to improve the creation, dissemination and dynamic updating of clinical practice guidelines, evidence summaries and decision aids. MAGIC has been realised using GRADE methodology and through international collaboration, combined with the latest web technology, intuitive design and emphasis on open and linked digitally structured data.

Research Projects

Frameworks, methodologies and technological solutions for GRADE guidelines

Personalised eHealth solutions

Evidence Ecosystem

Digital and trustworthy personalised eHealth solutions to increase value and reduce waste in the current health care ecosystem.

Trustworthy recommendations

WikiRecs

Providing clinicians and patients with trustworthy recommendations and evidence summaries for potentially practice changing evidence.

Decision Support

PLUGGED-IN

Guideline recommendations as decision support in electronic medical records, linked to patient data.

Adaptation Strategies

SNAP-IT

Novel Adaptation Process and Taxonomy for modifying individual guideline recommendations.

Decision Aids

SHARE-IT

Decision Aids linked to GRADE Guidelines to improve Shared-Decision Making in the clinical encounter.

Dynamic Updating

DYNAM-IT

Dynamic updating of trustworthy guidelines by monitoring the stream of new medical evidence.

MAGICapp

Our authoring and publication platform for guidelines and evidence summaries

Author and Publish
  • Collaborative environment
  • Reference and content management
  • Online access with version history
Multilayered presentation
  • User decides level of detail
  • Most useful information on top
  • Easy navigation and overview
Structured data
  • Easy EHR integration
  • Open API, integrate with any system
  • Use your choice of terminologies
No install, ready to use
  • Fully serviced platform
  • All users get all updates
  • You own your data
Decision aids
  • Discussion tool for clinicians and patients
  • Graphic presentation of evidence
  • Automatically generated
Mobile applications
  • Adapts to different screensizes
  • Offline and online
  • Works for all devices
White label – 9 languages
  • Organizations get own site
  • Brand with your own logo and name
  • Choose: En, Es, Fr, De, Ar, Dk,No, Fi, Se
GRADE and process help
  • Integrated handbooks and FAQs
  • Guiding layout
  • Step-by-step checklist

Our Team

Main researchers

Per Olav Vandvik MD,Ph.D

Leader, MAGIC Project

Dept. of Medicine, Gjøvik , Innlandet Hospital Trust- Norway
Ass.professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway
Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Linn Brandt, MD

PLUGGED-IN, GAME-IT, technology and collaboration

Dept. of Medicine, Gjøvik , Innlandet Hospital Trust- Norway
Dept. of Medicine, Diakonhjemmet Oslo, Norway
PhD student, HELSAM, University of Oslo, Norway

Annette Kristiansen, MD

SNAP-IT, methodology

Dept. of Medicine, Gjøvik , Innlandet Hospital Trust- Norway
Dept. of Medicine, Diakonhjemmet Oslo, Norway
PhD student, HELSAM, University of Oslo, Norway

Gordon Guyatt, MD, Professor

MAGIC Mentor

Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Canada

Anja Fog Heen, MD

SHARE-IT

Dept. of Medicine, Gjøvik , Innlandet Hospital Trust- Norway
PhD student, HELSAM, University of Oslo, Norway

Thomas Agoritsas, MD

SHARE-IT

Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Canada

Christopher Friis Berntzen, MD

DYNAM-IT

Dept. of Medicine, Gjøvik , Innlandet Hospital Trust- Norway
PhD student, HELSAM, University of Oslo, Norway

Collaborating researchers

Pablo Alonso-Coello, MD, Ph.D

Pablo Alonso-Coello, MD, Ph.D

DECIDE Work Package 1 lead, MAGIC contributor

Hospital St. Pau, Barcelona

Joerg Meerpohl, MD

Joerg Meerpohl, MD

MAGIC brainstormer

Deputy Director, German Cochrane Centre

Shaun Treweek, MD, Ph.D

Shaun Treweek, MD, Ph.D

DECIDE Coordinator, MAGIC investigator

Senior lecturer, University of Dundee

Elie Akl, MD, Ph.D

Elie Akl, MD, Ph.D

MAGIC investigator

American University, Beirut

Design and development

Deno Vichas

Deno Vichas

MAGICapp, developer

Fullstack Systems
San Francisco, USA

Joerg Meerpohl, MD

Rob Fracisco

MAGICapp, designer

Fullstack Systems
San Francisco, USA

Shaun Treweek, MD, Ph.D

Frankie Achille

MAGIC, SHARE-IT, designer

New Window
Oslo, Norway

Collaboration

Organizations and projects

The GRADE working group is a collection of organizations working together since 2001 to develop a common framework to improve quality of guideline development.

We use the GRADE methodology as the basis of all our work, and all MAGIC researchers are active members of the GRADE working group.

MAGICapp is built to facilitate development of guidelines developed with GRADE.

A research project funded by EUs 7th Framework program, running from 2011- to 2015.

MAGIC is a collaborator of DECIDE, participating in:
Working group 1: How to present guidelines to clinicians
Working group 3: How to present guidelines to patients
Working group 6: Toolkit development.

Epistemonikos is a searchable database of Evidence and studies, built on relations between studies and overviews based on the primary studies they include.

We work with them on the topic of data-flow, import of studies, and continuous updating.

The people behind Epistemonikos are also responsible for the technical development of the Interactive Summary of Findings (iSoF) framework and the Evidence to Recommendation/Decision (EtR) framework developed within DECIDE.

EBMeDS /Doudecim is a successful Decision support system/knowledge base from Finland.

They use the GRADE methodology and have been a long standing member of the GRADE working group. We work with them on the topic of data-flow, import of studies, and continuous updating.

Dr. Evidence have been promoting ‘Globalize Evidence, Localize recommendations’, something totally in line with our objectives.

We work together with them on the topic of data-flow, import/export of studies, and continuous updating.

McMaster Plus is a searchable database of High quality Evidence and studies. 4000 clinicians all over the world rate new studies from the top 180 journals for newsworthiness and implications for practice.

MAGIC supports GIN and would support the re-establishment of a new GINDER-service.

MAGIC is also a part of of the GIN Nordic group, trying to promote sharing of guideline knowledge in the Nordic countries.

MAGIC supports GIN and would support the re-establishment of a new GINDER-service.

MAGIC is also a part of of the GIN Nordic group, trying to promote sharing of guideline knowledge in the Nordic countries.

The Norwegian EMR vendor we work with on integrating the guidelines and doing research on usability. They are members of the Evicare project, that PLUGGED-IN is a part of.

A very successful knowledge database from US. They use the GRADE methodology and have been a long standing member of the GRADE working group.

Cochrane collaboration have been crucial to the involvement of Evidence Based Medicine.

They use the GRADE methodology and have been a long standing member of the GRADE working group. We work with people from Cochrane on the topic of data-flow, import of studies, and continuous updating.

Covidence is a web-based software designed specifically to perform the first stages of a systematic review.

It can be used by guideline panels that needs to make their own meta-analysis, but possibly also for reference inclusion and exclusion in the primary search for studies to use for effect estimates for the PICO questions you have in your guideline. We can currently import studies from Covidence and references, but are planning a closer integration in the future.

Disclaimer

The organizations above do not necessarily endorse MAGIC and our description of them are purely to help you navigate and get an idea of the landscape out there. We refer to the entities own web pages for official descriptions and endorsements.

Contact

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