Cincinnati--NetWellness, the online consumer health information website
originally developed and maintained by the University of Cincinnati
(UC) Medical Center, was listed in the August 20 edition USA Today in the "guide to hot sites."
USA Today described
NetWellness as follows: "The value of consumer health information on
the Web increases a good bit with the addition of NetWellness.
Developed by the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and other
well-regarded partners, the site not only offers information on various
health topics but also a helpful "Ask an Expert" section. They promise
to reply to most questions in 1-2 days."
Roger Guard, director of Academic Information Technology and Libraries
at UC Medical Center says, "NetWellness is a web-based health
information service specifically designed to empower health care
consumers. NetWellness’ high quality and timely information enables
consumers to be actively involved with their health care providers to
better manage their health."
Some of NetWellness’ resources are: 300 health magazines, 24 health
books, thousands of patient education materials, and the Ask an Expert
services in which physicians, nurses, optometrists, pharmacists, and
other health professionals answer questions about 25 current topics.
UC created NetWellness in 1995. In July 1997, The Ohio State University
(OSU) and the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) joined
NetWellness, bringing both their institutional commitments and the
strength of their health sciences faculties. It can be found on the
internet at http://www.netwellness.org.