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NIH Consensus Development Program

NIH Consensus Development Program

“The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Development Program is the premier health technology assessment and transfer program in American medicine. Under this program, NIH organizes major conferences that produce consensus statements resolving controversial issues in medicine important to health care providers, patients, and the general p …
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Medical Research; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues

Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology

Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology

Formerly the Swedish Handicap Institute, the SIAT works to provide access to well-functioning assistive technology that will improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. It works to stimulate research, analyze needs and encourage the testing of assistive technology by providing information and training to professionals in such technol …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–International Government & Intergovernmental Groups; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues; Regional & Country Information–Europe–Scandinavia; Health & Medical Sciences–Disabilities

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

This site presents the HIPPA act. Here users can read about HIPAA???s role in protecting privacy of health care consumers, preventing fraud, and improving health care systems.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Medical Insurance; Law, Government & Political Science–Law–United States–Right Of Privacy

Medicaid

Medicaid

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, information on eligibility, services, fraud prevention, and forms. Search by provider type or by topic.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Medical Insurance; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Physicians And Hospitals

Medicare Learning Network

Medicare Learning Network

The Medicare Learning Network is a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website. Information available here includes: Medicare drug regulations, general Medicare regulations, quick reference guides, educational guides, brochures and other educational materials.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Medical Insurance

Global Volunteer Network

Global Volunteer Network

Facilitates the placement of volunteers in international communities. Primarily focuses on collaboration with outreach programs, education, production, and conservation projects.
Subject: Education–English As A Second Language (ESL); Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism; Education–International Education; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Literacy; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Philanthropy & Social Service; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues

World Health Organization Statistical Information System

World Health Organization Statistical Information System

The WHOSIS Web site (WHO Statistical Information System) provides core health statistics and epidemiological data as well as information presently available in the World Health Organization. More than 70 indicators, along with their definitions, can be accessed via a quick search.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues

Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs

Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs

Part of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, this site promotes worldwide health communication in the area of reproductive health. Find over 450 reproductive health, population and development organizations; the POPLINE database of citations on population, family planning, and related health information; and full text articles on th …
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Women’s Health; Health & Medical Sciences–Sexuality–Contraception; Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues

National Patient Travel Center

National Patient Travel Center

Exists to help patients find charitable long-distance medical air transportation for treatments. Provides National Patient Travel HELPLINE Program, Special-Lift and Child-Lift Programs, Airline Tickets for Patients/Escorts, Volunteer Pilot Organizations, Air Ambulance Coordination, and Charitable Aviation Program Management.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues

Google Book Search: Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

Google Book Search: Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

Browse full-text or excerpts of banned books and/or find out if they???re available at a library near you with this site powered by Google Book Search. Several books are featured, from classics to contemporary works. Each book is listed with an informative quote as well as a link to books about the book.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues–Censorship–Banned Books–Banned Book Lists

Health Care: Consumers & Patients Index Page

Health Care: Consumers & Patients Index Page

This page is part of the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality’s (AHRQ) website. The page contains links to AHRQ research and fact sheets aimed at consumers. Topics covered include: Health Conditions & Diseases, Prescriptions, Prevention & Wellness, and Quality of Care.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Patient’s Rights; Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health

Choosing a Doctor or Health Care Service

Choosing a Doctor or Health Care Service

This page is part of the MedlinePlus website maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and includes links to information on choosing a hospital, doctor, specialist, mental health provider, as well as links to research about consumer health issues.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Physicians And Hospitals; Health & Medical Sciences

Health Privacy

Health Privacy

The Health Privacy Project website contains links to information on federal health laws, state health laws, and other health-related privacy resources. This site serves as a good starting point for anyone looking for information on health privacy, including HIPAA.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Patient’s Rights; Law, Government & Political Science–Law–United States–Right Of Privacy

AMA DoctorFinder

AMA DoctorFinder

Provides information to locate or verify credentials of licensed physicians in the United States. May provide additional information such as office hours, office locations, health plans accepted, etc.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Physicians And Hospitals

Research Activities

Research Activities

“Research Activities includes announcements of Agency products and projects and summarizes research findings from studies supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research).”
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health; Health & Medical Sciences–Medical Research; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues

American Medical News

American Medical News

This online version of the American Medical News covers the “professional, social, economic and policy issues in medicine. AMNews is published weekly by the American Medical Association as an impartial source of information affecting physicians and their practices.”
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health & Medical Sciences News; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues

The American Hospital Directory

The American Hospital Directory

The free search option for this directory of U.S. hospital information includes data from the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey. Includes statistics and data on number and kind of beds, financial summaries, and inpatient and outpatient utilization statistics.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues–Physicians And Hospitals