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eHealth News Roundup for 18th - 29th November 2002

Posted on: 03 Dec 02


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. For your free Datamonitor eHealth report please click here . Health information online 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". Read full article 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. Read full article eAlliance 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. Read full article 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. Read full article ePsychologist 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. Read full article 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. Read full article ePhysician 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. Read full article eMarketing 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. Read full article 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. Read full article Company Information: Schering-Plough

Johan Short

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

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