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  • American Medical Informatics Association Alert
    4 star rating Provides members with important news headlines from the world of medical informatics. For each headline, there is a original summary, and a link to the source document or news report.
  • Medical News Today - IT / Internet / E-mail News
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • Bio-IT World - Bio Information Technology News
    3 star rating News on information technology in healthcare. Bio-IT World covers developments in the life sciences, the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, academic research, and drug discovery.
  • RNpalm
    2 star rating Information on mobile computing for the healthcare professional. RNpalm.
  • Healthcare ComputerTalk Web Site
    1 star rating Briefs, comparison tables, and news updates that cover healthcare computer systems, EMRs, and other medical software. A title is "HealthDesk Introduces Internet-Based Application". ComputerTalk Associates, Inc.

Full Text / MultiMedia

  • Physician "PDA" Powerpoint Presentations
    5 star rating A Google search for Internet Powerpoint presentations on the keywords "physician" and "PDAs".
  • The Informatics Review
    4 star rating Full text articles and news updates on healthcare computing and information technology. Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems.
  • Ectopic Brain
    4 star rating Original product reviews and brief commentaries on Palm handheld computers in outpatient family medicine and clinical practice.
    4 star rating A web project devoted to informing the health care industry regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Offers news updates, full text regulations, an events calendar, feature articles, and industry links regarding HIPAA and health information security and privacy.
  • PDA cortex: The journal of mobile informatics
    4 star rating Contains full text articles, software and hardware reviews, software downloads and an active listserv. PDA cortex is a sponsor of IMICH, the International Mobile Informatics Conference in Healthcare. PDA cortex .
  • Postgraduate Medicine's Digital Doc
    4 star rating A monthly column dealing with use of technology to meet the increasing and changing demands of medical practice today. The McGraw-Hill Companies. .
  • ADVANCE for Health Information Executives
    3 star rating Published monthly, each issue features articles written by leading health care executives and consultants who discuss practical solutions and strategies for top-priority health information systems challenges.
  • Digital Physician EMR Reviews
    3 star rating Fee access to unbiased on-line comparisons of over 60 different Electronic Medical Record (EMR) products based on 20 features. Subscription fee.
  • Epocrates PDA Databases
    3 star rating Epocrates offers a free, downloadable PDA clinical drug reference guide and a suite of PDA clinical decision support tools and references.
  • FP Net Health Information Technology Reviews at AAFP
    3 star rating Articles that answer questions about computer usage for medical practice. American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Health Informatics Europe
    3 star rating A web based journal that delivers up to date informationon European health informatics. HIE is an official journal of the European Federation for Medical Informatics.
  • Healthcare Informatics
    3 star rating Brief full text articles from the most widely circulated journal on healthcare information technologies. McGraw-Hill Companies.
  • Computers & Medicine at ACP Observer
    2 star rating Full-text articles on healthcare computer applications. American College of Physicians.
  • Clinical Use of E-mail
    1 star rating A collection of links and original articles regarding the use of Electronic mail in patient care. Daniel Z. Sands, MD, MPH.


Major Sites / Home Pages

  • Center for Health Information Technology at AAFP
    5 star rating Articles on implementing an Electronic Health Record for a medical practice: evaluating EHR practice needs, selecting an EHR, product reviews, etc. The product reviews include ratings on quality, price, ease of use, support, and productivity. American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • American Medical Informatics Association
    4 star rating Contains information on the organization and its publications, activities, and meetings.
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
    4 star rating REG A professional society with 12,000 members from the fields of healthcare information systems, management engineering, and telecommunications. Offers news items, a conference calendar, searchable journal article archives, a jobs service, and interactive forums. Restricted registration or content areas.
    4 star rating A website dedicated to handheld computing in medicine. Features cross-platform original articles, product reviews, and active discussion forums. Showcases medical use of handheld computing resources, provides comprehensive information about mobile and wireless computing for healthcare professionals and students. PDA Verticals Corporation.
  • Mobile Health Care Alliance (MoHCA)
    3 star rating REG MoCHA is an open forum for exchanging ideas for managing and securing health information. They espouse standards for mobile data management to ensure professional practices and patient trust. Restricted registration or content areas.
  • Medical Records Institute
    2 star rating Articles on subjects pertaining to electronic patient record systems technology, standards, and legislation. Medical Records Institute.
  • Chief Information Officer Healthcare Resource Center
    1 star rating Articles and hyperlinks regarding healthcare information technology, data standards, telemedicine, and computerized medical records. CIO Communications, Inc.

Practice Guidelines / FAQs

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
    4 star rating Fact sheets, articles, and news updates regarding this 1996 Act that set standards for protecting the privacy and security of health information transmitted by electronic, paper, and voice. US Department of Health and Human Services.


Educational Materials

  • Survey of Physician Use of Computerized Patient Records
    5 star rating A journal article that lists the most popular electronic health record programs and surveys physician use in 2005. Medical Economics.
  • Handheld Healthcare
    4 star rating This well developed site brings together handheld topics in one visually appealing page. Topics include getting started, buying guides, reviews and links to software and hardware. See also articles of interest from the HIMSS 2002 Proceedings. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
  • HIPAA Resources from the AMA
    4 star rating Resources for understanding the law's requirements for each physician's practice. American Medical Association.
  • Electronic Medical Records Update
    3 star rating A physician-authored website that shares research on electronic medical records conducted in pursuit of ]the perfect^ electronic medical record for a pulmonology group. Includes a comparison table of major electronic medical record programs.
    3 star rating Articles cover clinical handheld computing news, reviews, and informatics in medicine. Provides a forum specifically for users of 3Com, PalmOS, and Microsoft WindowsCE platforms.
  • HIPAA Resource Center of the American Hospital Association
    3 star rating A directory of original materials and document links regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) which mandated regulations that govern privacy, security, and electronic transactions standards for health care information.
  • Medical Palm Computing - the "Peripheral Brain"
    3 star rating Text and comprehensive links that describe how Palm computing devices improve organization and efficiency in patient care. Riverside Family Practice .
  • MedRules Clinical Prediction Rules for Palm OS Handhelds
    3 star rating Useful clinical prediction rules taken from the medical literature.
  • Mobile Medical Downloads at Yahoo
    3 star rating Links to downloadable fee and free based medical programs for mobile computing.
  • The Pediatric Pilot Page
    3 star rating Site geared for Pediatricians and other physicians who use a Palm Pilot. Includes immunization schedules, drug formularies, medical calculations and other databases.
  • CollectiveMed
    2 star rating Includes hardware and software reviews and CollectiveMed Mobile Channel for news about medical handheld computing. MDBook, L.L.C.
  • Healthy Palmpilot
    2 star rating Over 500 resources available for download. Categorized and user rated software.
    2 star rating Medical Resources for the Pocket PC.
  • Mobilize Your Data
    2 star rating Discusses solutions for transferring information among desktop computers, notebook computers, and PDAs. Sandhills Publishing Company.
  • Pocketpsych
    2 star rating Resources and chat area for mental health professionals. Downloads include criteria for DSM lV axis, coding, examination, pharmacology and record keeping.


  • Mobile Micromedex
    2 star rating Product information for Palm format programs: drug information, acute care treatments, etc. Fee transactions. Micromedex Thomson Healthcare.


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