Description

Summary

Site Address

 

Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

www.ahcpr.gov

http://www.ahcpr.gov/clinic/

Provides practical healthcare information.

Clinical information on evidence-based practice, clinical guidelines, medical effectiveness and pharmaceuticals.

All Health Development Corporation

www.allhealthnet.com

Global medical search engine. Comprehensive source of medical information available on the web.

American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org

Dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering

American Heart Association

www.americanheart.org

Information and education about heart and stroke disease.

American Hospital Directory

www.ahd.com

Provides online information for nearly 6000 hospitals. The database is built from federal files.

American Nurses Association

www.nursingworld.org

Represents the interests of the nation’s 2.6 million nurses.

Association of Certified Research Professionals

www.acrpnet.org

Purpose of the Association is to provide global leadership for the clinical research profession by promoting and advancing the highest ethical standards and practices.

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey – BRFSS

www.cdc.gov/brfss

World’s largest telephone survey tracks health risks in the United States.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

www.cdc.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Certified Research Associates

www.socra.org

Educational and charitable nonprofit membership organization, offering educational programming

Consumer Checkbook

www.checkbook.org

Rate consumer service firms and provides unbiased, fact-based consumer information and services covering health.

Department of Health and Human Services

www.hhs.gov

U.S. principal agency for better health, safety, and wellbeing

Discovery Health Television

www.health.discovery.com

Offers news and a variety or health information resources.

Dr. Koop

www.drkoop.com

Former Surgeon General Koop’s resources for health information.

Epi-Info

www.cdc.gov/epiinfo

Free software program developed by the Centers for Disease Control to allow health and medical professionals to develop a questionnaire or form, customize the data entry process, and enter and analyze data.

Food and Drug Administration

www.fda.gov

Information includes news, medical devices, animal drugs, human drugs, and biologics.

Foundation for Accountability

www.facct.org

An organization improving healthcare for Americans by advocating for an accountable and accessible system

Health A to Z

www.healthatoz.com

Portal site presents introductory level to alternative medicine and Chinese medicine.

Health Allies

www.healthallies.com

Created on the simple precise that Americans are paying far too much for medical care.

Health and Age Centers: Novartis Foundation for Gerontology

www.healthandage.com

For physicians and specialists. Medical news updates, research publications, interventions in older adults.

Health Answers

www.healthanswers.com

Contains health news and information, including a health encyclopedia.

Health Central

www.healthcentral.com

Consumer health information from Dr. Dean Edell.

Health Market International

www.healthmkt.com

Specializing in healthcare information consulting.

Health Scope

www.healthscope.org

Independent source of information to help California residents select health plans.

HealthGrades—The healthcare quality experts

www.healthgrades.com

Grades the performance of hospitals, physicians, health plans, nursing homes and other healthcare organizations.

HealthScout

www.healthscout.com

Personal and family health news, interactive check-ups, medical encyclopedias, discussion groups.

Healthy People 2010

www.healthypeople.gov

Provides access to the complete Healthy People 2010 text

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

www.ihi.org

Offers resources and services to help healthcare organizations make dramatic and long-lasting improvements that enhance clinical outcomes and reduce costs

Institute for Safe Medication Practices

www.ismp.org

Provides information about adverse drug events and their prevention for healthcare practitioners

Institute of Medicine

www.iom.edu

Information and advice concerning health and science policy.

InteliHealth Inc.

www.intelihealth.com

Harvard Medical School’s consumer health information, journal databases, a medical dictionary, FAQ’s.

Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

www.JCAHO.org

The nation’s predominant standards setting and accrediting body.

Mayo Clinic Health Information

www.mayohealth.org

Mayo Clinic experts provide current medical information and news on health topics.

Medicare

www.medicare.gov

Official U.S. government site for Medicare information

Medicine Net

www.medicinenet.com

Health and medical information

National Academic Press

www.nap.edu

Online, full-text library of National Academy Press literature--encompasses numerous fields

National Cancer Institute

www.nci.nih.gov

U.S. National Institute of Health’s cancer research wing.

National Committee for Quality Assurance

www.ncqa.org

Provides information about the quality of national managed care plans to enable consumers to evaluate them.

National Institute of Health

www.nih.gov

 

National Library of Medicine

www.nlm.nih.gov

 

Office of Human Research Protections

http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/

Policy advice and recommendations for human research investigation.

Office of Inspector General

www.oig.hhs.gov

Government resources include health care fraud alerts, compliance guidance, and corporate integrity

Office of Research Integrity

www.ori.dhhs.gov

ORI indices of publications, guidelines and regulations and other sources

Oncology Nurses Society

www.ons.org

Organization open to registered nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in oncology care.

Personal MD

www.personalmd.com

Drug interaction tool and other personal health management information service.

Public Health Service

http://www.dhhs.gov/about/index.html - agencies

Listing of agencies and programs from the US Dept of Health and Human Services

PubMed

www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov

NIH repository for peer-reviewed primary research reports in the life sciences.

Real Age

www.realage.com

Presents health assessment tools, medical news, and medical encyclopedias, streaming health videos.

Society of Certified Research Associates

www.socra.org

Educational and charitable nonprofit membership organization, offering educational programming

Studer Group

www.studergroup.com

Works with organizations to create a culture of service and operational excellence.

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results of the National Cancer Institute

www.seer.cancer.gov

Authoritarian source of information on cancer incidence and survival in United States.

US News

www.usnews.com

Browse the latest headlines

WebMD

www.WebMD.com

Comprehensive health resources for consumers, physicians, nurses, and educators