Although we routinely review multiple proposals for Internet Sites daily,
we concentrate our resources on projects which will undoubtedly influence the practice of
medicine on the Internet. Examples of such projects include:
Specialty Specific Medline Search Engine:
One of the most useful sources of information for physicians on the internet is the
NLM's Medline Search Engine. This
site allows for retrieval of abstracts from a large number of medical journals.
In order to allow for specialty specific searches on the NLM's Medline
database, we created a search script to take advantage of the powerful search tools
available on the NLM"s search engine. This search tool
allows for keyword searches limited to a series of journals within a specialty.
This service has been extensively used in multiple subspecialties; we have
received positive feedback from the physicians who have utilized the service and will
continue to update the site with the addition of other journals/specialties to the
Instant Physician PageMaker:
This site was designed to introduce physicians to the power of internet as a communication
tool with their patients and peers. Through this automated system, physicians can
create their own Curriculum Vitale and Office Information online. Physicians can
even upload a picture to personalize their site.
The goal of this project has been to help patients better understand the
credentials of their doctors and to allow physicians to create websites that they can
utilize in their marketing efforts.
This service is being provided FREE of charge to certified physicians.
Orthoguide- the first Orthopaedic
Specific Internet WebSite. The mission of Orthoguide is to provide a Site where both
physicians and patients can find orthopaedic relevant information.
The search technology utilized in Orthoguide is a combination of the
technology used by Yahoo and Altavista/InfoSeek. This combination allows for both
category based as well as keyword based search methods.