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eHealth News Roundup for January 27th - February 7

Posted on: 11 Feb 03
eHealth News Roundup for January 27th - February 7


The past fortnight saw a number of eHealth developments. Patients and consumer groups were particularly well catered for with the launch of important new cancer, diabetes, back pain, STD, substance ab
The past fortnight saw a number of eHealth developments. Patients and consumer groups were particularly well catered for with the launch of important new cancer, diabetes, back pain, STD, substance abuse and medication safety websites. Healthcare professionals and stakeholders from the industry were not left out, though, with the news that online physician panels, ePrescribing, eCRM and even eR&D solutions had been implemented. These stories and others are covered in this week's eHealth roundup.

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Association of Community Cancer Centers’ web site wins 'Outstanding Content' Award from Medicine on the Net
The Association of Community Cancer Centers in Rockville, has received a 2002 Medicine on the Net Web Excellence Award for "Outstanding Content" by a medical association on the Internet. The award recognizes the excellence of the web site,

Survey finds vast disparity in online transparency on pharmaceutical and biotech web sites
The majority of corporate web sites in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors do not reflect the full breadth of corporate governance changes that have taken place in the offline world, according to a survey released today by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials.

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Alaris Medical launches online medication safety and clinical improvement resource
Alaris Medical Systems has launched the Alaris Center for Medication Safety and Clinical Improvement online site.

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First online substance abuse treatment resource expands internationally
EGetgoing and TieCare International are to collaborate to provide a new, innovative approach to the substance abuse needs of the international school community.

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Heartbeat Digital launches international diabetes website for Becton Dickinson
Heartbeat Digital has launched an entirely redesigned and restructured, Becton Dickinson's comprehensive website for people with diabetes.

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Company Information: Becton, Dickinson & Company

Online Healthwise Knowledgebase receives Medicine on the Net award
Healthwise Incorporated, a nonprofit producer of consumer health information, has received top recognition by the Medicine on the Net Web Excellence Awards program for outstanding content in the Healthwise knowledgebase.

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Focus Technologies provides electronic herpes resource
A new educational website sponsored by Focus Technologies has been launched to provide patients, healthcare providers and laboratories with information about genital herpes and the herpes simplex virus.

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The consumer protection organization, the Good Housekeeping Institute, has recognized a medical website designed by medical technology company Medtronic Sofamor Danek with an award for the quality of one of its patient websites.

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Researchers to mobilize computing grid in battle to find smallpox cure
An ambitious new research project has been launched that aims to combine the resources of idle personal computers in order to search for potential candidates for a smallpox drug.

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Canadian drug vendor calls for Glaxo boycott
One of the largest Canadian suppliers of generic drugs is encouraging its customers to boycott GlaxoSmithKline for cutting off supplies to drugstores that ship medicines to patients in the US. The Canadian Drugstore Inc is to send out more than 50,000 e-mails and 50,000 direct mailings to its customers.

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Company Information: GlaxoSmithKline

Technology for Healthcare Professionals & Industry

Physicians to get new online generic drug resource
Medco Health Solutions has invited more than 6,000 physicians to participate in its pilot Generics First eEducation program. This interactive educational tool will provide physicians with timely clinical and cost information on generic drugs, emphasizing their value and efficacy, especially as popular brand name drugs come off patent.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Medix and PocketScript launch ePrescribing pilot
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, in conjunction with Express Scripts Incorporated, Medix Resources and PocketScript is conducting an electronic prescribing pilot leveraging the PocketScript system. The program involves 100 nurses, primary care and specialist physicians across the state using the latest point-of-care technology to ease the administration and improve the safety of prescribing drugs for their patients.

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Company Information: Blue Cross Blue Shield

WebSurveyResearch on-line physician panel exceeds 30,000 members
WebSurveyResearch, the premier internet healthcare survey company, has registered over 30,000 physicians to participate in online pharmaceutical market research through its physician panel,

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Innovex standardizes online customer relationship management with solution from, the online customer relationship management specialists, have signed an agreement with the Quintile Transnational subsidiary Innovex whereby Salesforce will provide Innovex with its Enterprise Edition software.

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Company Information: Innovex

Michael Randle

Last updated on: 27/08/2010 11:40:18

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