Cyberspace classroom now available

Teaching patients about caring for their health condition or rehabilitation from surgery is now available at the click of a mouse.

A new information service, Health and Wellness InSite, is now available for information on health, medicine, and nutrition. Developed by Foster City, CA-based Information Access Company (IAC), Health and Wellness InSite is the newest of the company’s subscription-based information services.

Information on IAC’s site, however, is not limited to patients and consumers. Health and Wellness InSite offers health care providers integrated access to sources such as medical journals, consumer-oriented health publications, reference books, home medical guides, and topical overviews on a variety of subjects. More than 70% of the information is available in full text.

Patient education efforts can be enhanced through access to information from the Rockville, MD-based U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the American Lung Association in New York City, and the Atlanta-based American Cancer Society.

Health and Wellness InSite is not limited to clinical providers, either. Reimbursement professionals can explore new health insurance options for the facility, for example. Or financial analysts can evaluate the impact of a recently implemented program.

[Editor’s note: For more information regarding Health and Wellness InSite, contact Information Access Company’s (IAC) toll-free information line. Telephone: (800) 419-0313, Ext. 460. Or visit IAC’s Web site at http://www.iac-insite.com.]