The power of the prescription pad is harnessed to the Internet with the hope that educated patients can be powerful players in their own care.
By Susan J. Landers, AMNews staff. May 24/31, 2004.
Washington -- Officially directing patients to a reputable Web site to research a disease or condition is an idea whose time has come, according to physicians who have participated in pilot projects for Prescriptions for Information.
The program, a joint effort of the National Library of Medicine and the American College of Physicians Foundation, encourages physicians to write prescriptions for a trustworthy, commercial-free Web site packed full of free information -- the NLM's MedlinePlus.Posted by gruwell at June 15, 2004 2:29 PM