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eHealth News Roundup for 18th - 29th November 2002

Posted on: 03 Dec 02
eHealth News Roundup for 18th - 29th November 2002


The healthcare industry is increasingly looking to take advantage of the Internet and one of the leading pharmaceutical groups is leading the way. Schering-Plough has recognized the potential benefit
The healthcare industry is increasingly looking to take advantage of the Internet and one of the leading pharmaceutical groups is leading the way. Schering-Plough has recognized the potential benefit of online services and American lobbying associations have not been far behind. Physicians in the UK have also been demonstrating that websites are able to reach a wider audience.

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American Lung Association introduces Internet-based COPD lung profiler
The American Lung Association has introduced a new free Internet-based lung health decision-support tool for patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a smoking-related illness commonly known as chronic bronchitis, emphysema or "smoker's lung".

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MDLinx launches
MDLinx has launhed of, a free website that provides clinical updates for patients. PatientLinx aggregates research by disease and therapeutic category, making access to targeted information even more readily available to patients.

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RxHub and Patient Safety come together to promote ePrescribing
The Patient Safety Institute and RxHub have entered an agreement to work together to increase nationwide adoption of RxHub's electronic information exchange, RxHub System, and the Patient Safety Institute secure, patient-centered, point-of-care information system.

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WellPoint to work with American Dietetic Association to fight childhood obesity
WellPoint has formed a collaboration with the American Dietetic Association to develop a user-friendly print and web-based guide that will support America's youth in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

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Psychologists in the UK establish online advice resource
Chartered psychologists in the UK have launched an online resource offering advice and help for patients suffering from alcoholism, gambling and food disorders. PsychologyOnline was created in response to the national shortage of qualified psychologists.

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Samaritans launches email service across the UK and Republic of Ireland
Samaritans, an emotional support charity in the UK, has introduced an email support service for people in emotional distress. Suicide remains a primary cause of death in men in their 20s and early 30s.

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HX Technologies unveils iHistory platform for secure, patient-centric, web access to medical imaging data
HX Technologies is to test its novel iHistory platform at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, to provide physicians within and outside UPHS with patient-centric, ultra-secure web access to images and reports distributed across multiple PACS and RIS.

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UCB Pharma upgrades to Dendrite's WebForce Express
UCB Pharma has purchased Dendrite's WebForce sales channel management solution for its entire 600-member US sales force.

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Company Information: UCB

Clarinex website wins Internet marketing award
The Web Marketing Association has awarded the Outstanding Web Site of 2002 to, the official online resource for Schering-Plough's Clarinex, a non-sedating antihistamine approved for the treatment of indoor and outdoor allergies, as well as chronic idiopathic urticaria, or hives of unknown cause.

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Company Information: Schering-Plough

Johan Short

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