Doctors and the Web. Help your patients surf the Net safely

Med Econ. 2000 Mar 6;77(5):186-8, 194-6, 201.


The Internet promises to touch every aspect of a physician's professional life, from patient relations to access to clinical studies, from billing to patient records, from marketing to e-mail. To help you make sense of what may be the most profound force in medical practice today, we're kicking off a new series with this article on helping patients navigate the Internet. Future installments, which will run in our first issue of every month, will look at such topics as online patient charts; Web-based electronic medical records; services that electronically connect doctors with health plans, hospitals, and other providers; and online supply purchasing.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Protocols
  • Communication
  • Internet*
  • Patient Education as Topic*
  • Physician-Patient Relations*
  • Quackery