medical information highway

medical information highway

The linked network of thousands of readily accessible medical web pages on the Internet that can be used to obtain medical information updates. The principal difficulty is the embarras de richesse . Reliability can be assessed in much the same way as in paper publications by an assessment of the status of the institutions publishing in this way and of the professional status of the authors, and a careful and critical review of the content. The full text of nearly all major general medical journals is accessible on the Internet and most now publish regular lists of addresses of reliable medical web sites. See also MEDICAL COMPUTING and TELEMEDICINE.
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The medical information highway coupled with next generation co-management agreements will allow innovative hospital and physician leaders to come together for a dual purpose--to provide comprehensive health care and the greatest value to the community and the patient, and to create new income streams.
Medically Informed, a blueprint for the new millennium in the ongoing health-care debate, premiered recently with its editorial mission to provide a medical information highway which is multidisciplinary and resourceful for its readers.
The Medical Information Highway (MIH), the second portion of the ACI project, is directed at the development of a common information architecture that allows ease of new system integration and incremental expansion to clinical data access for all users.
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