John Weeks February 2013 Integrator Round-up IBIS Database Made Available for Free
One of the earliest clinician-oriented electronic databases, IBIS (Integrative BodyMind Information System) has been made available free to all interested parties. The program has been updated from its founding 20 years ago in the dark ages of the internet by a visionary team at MedicineWorks.com led by Mitchell Stargrove, ND, LAc, co-author of Herb, Nutrient and Drug Interactions. A multidisciplinary team of 74 contributors, weighted toward naturopathic doctors, participated in content development. Go to IBIS.com site and request the IBIS installer.
Comment: Stargrove was given the Vis Medicatrix Naturae award by his national professional association in 2012, signifying his contributions to enhancing respect for the healing power of nature, the core precept in naturopathic philosophy. Stargrove and his clinician wife and partner Lori Beth Stargrove, ND, LAc, have been remarkable in the database world for their clinician-centric and patient-centric approaches. They were among the first, for instance, to shape content around the clinical experience that many “interactions” are not, in fact, negative. Making IBIS freely available is, as jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk might have put it, “a duty free gift for the traveler.”