Search/Information Resources

CMS

Information resource for the Health Care Financing Administration, the federal agency that administers the Medicare, Medicaid, and Child Health Insurance Programs. Access to current information within the agency and links to other Government agencies are available.

Clinical Practice Guidelines ****

Online guidelines are easily accessed and downloaded and are available in both English and Spanish for both professionals and consumers. This site is maintained by the U.S. government and the National Library of Medicine stores these electronic versions of guidelines.

Guide to Clinical Preventive Services Online ****

Both reference materials and guidelines for effective clinical preventive services as well as a search engine are contained online. Examples of materials/guidelines include counseling for risk reduction, immunizations for infection prevention, and screening tests for early detection of disease. An ASCII file can also be downloaded for the Guide.

Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP) Online ***

This online site is designed to provide primary care providers, their office staff members, and patients with materials to promote and encourage prevention activities. Sponsored by a national, research-based public-private program developed to increase the appropriate use of clinical preventive services. PPIP materials for consumers help patients ask about and keep track of their preventive health care.

Centers for Disease Control: CDC Wonder ****

Single point of online access to CDC reports, guidelines, and numeric public health data. Valuable resource for healthcare professionals as well as the public.

Health Care Information Resources on the Web ****

The Health Services Research journal provides a very good listing of federal and state government, hospital associations, and university based educational health resources. Surveys and statistics are also included.  All references are hyper-linked for ease of access to the information.

Outcomes Assessment and Research ****

This is the Yale School of  Medicine work to “. . . assess healthcare quality and evaluate clinical decision making and comparative effectiveness of specific healthcare interventions.”

Doctor Directory ****

Comprehensive physician locator covers all 50 states and many island destinations covering over 500,000 doctors. Point and click access to not only doctor’s name, specialty, address and telephone number, but also board certification and map to office. Physicians may directly access their record and revise information including office hours and other available marketing customization. Special features also allow search by miles within a radius of present location and includes hospitals and health plans as well.

Countway Medical Library Web Catalog

Contains selcted web sites chosen for their quality and potential usefulness; categories include Basic Sciences; Health Care and Society; Medical; Grants, Writing, and Publishing; Education; Data and Statistics; Health Science Reference; General Reference; and Searching and Internet Tools.

Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources

This site provides easy access to comprehensive resource lists in health-related subjects; it is a list of lists, with pointers to the most complete and frequently cited lists in each subject.

Medscape

Premier medical search engine; categorizes, reviews, and rates medical web sites; also reviews all sites for their usefulness to Doctors, Researchers, Health Professionals, Medical Students, and the General Public; hosts MedChat.

NCQA

An independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans, including HMOs

Reuters Health ****

Breaking medical news for both the healthcare professional and consumer, as well as a searchable archive. Some services, like the drug database and MedLine access are available only through subscription service.

American Association for Respiratory Care ***

This is a great site because it offers many links on everything that has to do with respiratory care. You can jump to the Lung Association, or to a tobacco information page. There is a wide range of topics on respiration, you choose. A very good site to visit. For patients, doctors, or other medical professionals.

The Doctors’ Page

Sites listed by the following categories: Medical Sites; Patient Education Materials on the Net; Medical Humor; Online ICD-9cm and DRG coding resources; Physician Stress and Satisfaction; Quotes on Medicine and Life; Web Search Engines and Reference Tools; A Collection of other Doctors’ Home Pages; Favorite Find of the Week.

National Library of Medicine

Hot Topics; News; General Information; Our Publications; Special Information Programs; Databases and Electronic Information Sources; Grants and Acquisitions; Research Programs; Search This Site.

 

 

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