National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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February 23, 2000

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While tens of thousands of health-related Web sites can be found on the Internet, tapping its full potential for health services and the biomedical sciences will require more advanced technical capabilities, says a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council. The health and information technology industries must begin to work more closely together to ensure that the Internet's capabilities evolve in ways that support a range of activities including providing health care, monitoring public health, and bolstering biomedical research.


Speakers:
Edward H. Shortliffe, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Informatics, Columbia University.