CincinnatióRoger Guard, director of Academic Information Technology
and Libraries (AIT&L) at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Medical
Center, published two articles in the Guide to Health Care Resources on the Internet, 1999 Edition.
One article, entitled "NetWellness: A Quality Online Health Service for
Consumers," was co-authored by Guard, Stephen Marine, associate
director of AIT&L, the NetWellness coordinators from Ohio State
University (OSU) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), and the
executive directors of the Ohio Public Library Information Network and
the State Library of Ohio.
Guard co-authored another article,
"White Paper on Quality Assessment Criteria for Assessing the Quality
of Health Information on the Internet," with members of the Health
Summit Working Group, whose members include the American Medical
Association and more than 40 other professional and consumer
In 1995, UC created NetWellness, and OSU and CWRU
joined two years later. NetWellness' resources include: 300 health
magazines, 24 health books, thousands of patient education materials,
and an "Ask an Expert" service in which physicians, nurses,
optometrists, pharmacists, and other health professionals from the
three universities answer questions on 30 current health topics.