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From the GMR: NLM Radiation Event Medical Management System (REMM) wins Web Health Award

FYI. REMM is a comprehensive database for guidance for health care providers on diagnosis and treatment of radiation events.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Radiation Event Medical Management System (REMM), a web site produced by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), has won a bronze in this year's Web Health Awards in the category of web sites produced by the government for health professionals.


The Web Health Awards is a program that recognizes the best Web-based health-related content for consumers and professionals. It is organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC) - http://www.healthawards.com/wwwha/about.html , a national clearinghouse for consumer health information programs and materials. Entries in the Spring/Summer 2009 Web Health Awards Program were evaluated for content and creativity.

REMM is produced by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Planning and Emergency Operations, in cooperation with the National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services, with subject matter experts from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and many US and international consultants. http://remm.nlm.gov/Aboutthissite.htm

REMM provides:
* Guidance for health care providers, primarily physicians, about clinical diagnosis and treatment during mass casualty radiological/nuclear (rad/nuc) events
* Just-in-time, evidence-based, usable information with sufficient background and context to make complex issues understandable to those without formal radiation medicine expertise
* Web-based information that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible.

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