HealthESites
November 15, 2000
Vol. 1, No. 24
ISSN 1530-3608
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The News
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LAPTOP SURGEON SAVES A LIFE LONG-DISTANCE
With X-rays e-mailed to his laptop computer via his mobile phone,
a British surgeon saved a patient's life while he was on a train
hundreds of miles away. One of Dr. Admed Samy's patients needed
immediate surgery, and he diagnosed the problem and provided
instructions after his colleagues sent him the X-rays. The
subsequent operation was successful.
Source: Irish Times - Nov. 15, 2000
http://scripts.ireland.com/technology/newsshowall.cfm?ID=1177


WEBMD POSTS BIG THIRD QUARTER LOSS
WebMD Corp., the company that's trying to link all players in the
healthcare system through the Internet and other electronic
systems, had a net loss of $786 million in the third quarter.
Meanwhile, the Industry Standard reports that a new consortium of
managed care providers called MedUnite is positioning itself to
become a major competitor for WebMD.
Sources: San Jose Mercury News - Nov. 13, 2000
http://www0.mercurycenter.com/svtech/news/indepth/docs/
webmd111400.htm

Industry Standard - Nov. 14, 2000
http://www.thestandard.com/article/display/0,1151,20185,00.html


GROUP ROAMS CHAT ROOMS TO TALK TO GAY MEN
ABOUT AIDS
Studies have found that gay men are more likely than lesbians or
heterosexuals to use the Internet to find sexual partners. So a
nonprofit agency in San Francisco aimed at stopping AIDS is
expanding its outreach efforts to Internet chat rooms.
Source: New York Times - Nov. 9, 2000
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/11/09/technology/09AIDS.html


PATIENTS TO GET WEB AT BEDSIDE
The new Children's Hospital at Montefiore, which is expected to
open next fall in the Bronx, will provide Internet-connected
computers at all of its 105 beds. The main purpose of the
computers is to educate patients and their parents about the
child's illness.
Source: New York Times - Nov. 9, 2000
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/11/09/technology/09HOSP.html


JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ENTERED
Many doctors and others fear that putting patient records online
will compromise privacy. But this article points out that much
medical information we now think is private really isn't.
Source: Dallas Morning News - Nov. 9, 2000
http://www.dallasnews.com/technology/209787_medical09.html


MEDICAL ADVICE, MISINFORMATION ARE ALIVE
AND WELL ON THE INTERNET
Just about anyone can find health information on the Web. The key
is being able to discern what's worthwhile and what's misleading
or even dangerous.
Source: Dallas Morning News - Nov. 9, 2000
http://www.dallasnews.com/technology/
209797_medicalside_09.html



DRKOOP.COM POSTS GREATER THIRD-QUARTER LOSS
The health Web site DrKoop.com suffered a net loss of $57.9
million in the third quarter. The site reported revenue for the
quarter of just $2 million, most of it from advertising and
sponsorships.
Source: Reuters - Nov. 15, 2000
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001115/wr/
drkoopcom_earns_dc_2.html



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