Consumer health websites have garnered considerable media attention, but only begin to scratch the surface of the more pervasive transformations the Internet could bring to health and health care. Networking Health examines ways in which the Internet may become a routine part of health care delivery and payment, public health, health education, and biomedical research. Building upon a series of site visits, this book:
Table of Contents
|1. Overview and Introduction||27-56|
|2. Health Applications of the Internet||57-131|
|3. Technical Challenges||132-177|
|4. Organizational Challenges to the Adoption of the Internet||178-201|
|5. Issues for Public Policy||202-234|
|6. Conclusions and Recommendations||235-268|
|Appendix A: Site Visit Summaries||269-313|
|Appendix B: National Library of Medicine Awards to Demonstrate Health Applications of the Next Generation Internet||314-333|
|Appendix C: Biographies of Committee Members||334-341|
|Appendix D: Individuals Who Participated in Site Visits or Briefed the Study Committee||342-344|
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