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The Internet and Health Communication
Experiences and Expectations


© 2000 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

With the popularity of the Internet on the rise, more and more people are turning to their computers for health information, advice, support and services. With its information based firmly on research, The Internet and Health Communication provides an in-depth analysis of the changes in human communication and health care resulting from the Internet revolution. The contributors, representing a wide range of expertise, provide an extensive variety of examples from the micro to the macro, including information about HMO web sites, Internet pharmacies, and web-enabled hospitals, to vividly illustrate their findings and conclusions.

Foreword  
Preface  
 
Part I: AN OVERVIEW OF EXPERIENCES AND EXPECTATIONS
Ronald E Rice
1. The Internet and Health Communication: A Framework of Experiences
Robert Mittman and Mary Cain
2. The Future of the Internet in Health Care: A Five-Year Forecast
 
PART II: SOURCES OF AND EXPERIENCES WITH ONLINE MEDICAL INFORMATION
Philip M Napoli
3. Consumer Use of Medical Information from Electronic and Paper Media
Philip Aspden and James E Katz
4. Assessments of Quality of Health Care Information and Referrals to Physicians: A Nationwide Survey
Philip Aspden, James E Katz and Ann E. Bemis
5. Use of the Internet for Professional Purposes: A Survey of New Jersey Physicians
June Anigbougu and Ronald E Rice
6. Expectations and Experiences of Infertility Information Seeking via the Internet and Telephone Directory
 
PART III: EXPERIENCES DEVELOPING AND EVALUATING HEALTH INFORMATION SITES
John Finnegan et al
7. Using the Web to Assist Communities in Public Health Campaign Planning: A Case Study of the React Project
Sid Schneider et al
8. Evaluating a Federal Health-Related Web Site: A Multimethod Perspective on Medicare.gov
Elizabeth Witherspoon
9. A Pound of Cure: A Content Analysis of Health Information on Web Sites of Top-Ranked HMOs
Ronald E Rice, Michael Peterson and Robert Christine
10. A Comparative Features Analysis of Publicly Accessible Commercial and Government Health Database Websites
 
PART IV: EXPERIENCES OF ONLINE HEALTH COMMUNITIES AND OF ORGANIZATIONS MOVING TO E-COMMERCE
Jennifer Preece and Kamiz Ghozati
11. Experiencing Empathy Online
Pamela S Whitten, Matthew S Eastin, and David Cook
12. The Role of the Organization in the Success of Web-Based Continuing Medical Education Programs
Richard L Street, Jr., and Veronika K Piziak
13. Improving Diabetes Care with Telecomputing Technology
Lauren B Eder and Donald E Wise
14. Web-Enabled Hospitals in the United States: Influences on Adoption Processes
Elizabeth More and G Michael McGrath
15. Competitive Collaboration in Australia's Pharmaceutical Industry
 
PART V: PUBLIC POLICY EXPERIENCES AND EXPECTATIONS
Cynthia Baur, Mary Jo Deering and Leslie Hsu
16. ehealth: Federal Issues and Approaches
Barry D Bayer
17. Old Wine in Silicon Prescription Bottles: /Some Legal Issues, Benefits, and Disadvantages Associated With Internet Pharmacies
James Katz and Philip Aspden
18. Networked Communication Practices and the Security and Privacy of Electronic Healthcare Records
James Katz and Ronald E Rice
Concluding Thoughts

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