Medem and American Medical Association Kick Off 2001 Internet Health Road Show

Unique Program Educates Physicians About Using the Internet in Their Practices



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Medem

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Medem, the secure
 physician-patient e-health network founded by the nation's leading medical
 societies, today announced its collaboration with the American Medical
 Association (AMA) and Intel on the 2001 "Internet Health Road Show."
     "We have already partnered with the AMA to bring physicians the only
 online service that offers clinical information from the AMA and leading
 medical societies," said Nancy W. Dickey, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Medem. "The
 Road Show is a natural extension of our partnership -- we wanted to offer a
 program that helps physicians learn how to apply useful Internet healthcare
 technologies to benefit and streamline their practices."
     The AMA Medical Communications and Health Reporting Conference is the
 third venue for this year's "Internet Health Road Show," and an estimated
 200 practicing physicians are expected to participate. The year's first event,
 held by the Mississippi State Medical Association, was a great success. "I
 found the program to be incredibly informative and valuable," said
 Dr. Robert R. Meacham III, who attended the one-day event in Jackson,
 Mississippi. "It helped me understand how to create a Web presence that will
 serve as a strong communications tool for my practice. I also learned how to
 use secure messaging technology to streamline my office's administrative tasks
 and to remind patients about appointments and important clinical information
 such as lab results or preventive medicine deficiencies."
     "While huge numbers of patients are accessing the Internet for healthcare
 information, physicians have been slower to adopt the technology into their
 practices," said Edward Fotsch, MD, CEO of Medem. "But the Internet has
 enormous potential to help a physician's practice increase revenues, enhance
 communications and ultimately improve the quality of the healthcare delivery,
 for both physicians and patients."
     The "Internet Health Road Show" was introduced in 1999 to increase
 physicians knowledge about the latest Internet technologies, identify and
 apply the most appropriate Internet solution to their practices, and explore
 the online services that make a difference in physician-patient relations and
 patient care.
     The program, which will be held at numerous sites across the country in
 2001, takes place in a classroom setting and includes hands-on workshops as
 well as keynote presentations by physicians who are experts in the field. The
 "Internet Health Road Show" is supported by Medem through an unrestricted
 educational grant. For registration information, visit
 http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/3498.html.
 
     About Medem
     Established in October 1999 by the nation's medical societies, Medem's
 rapidly expanding network consists of organizations whose membership includes
 more than two-thirds of American physicians. Medem is building the premier
 secure patient-physician network featuring the trusted clinical content of
 America's leading medical societies and direct patient access to their own
 physician's Web site, with tools and services that adhere to the standards for
 physician-patient interaction on the Internet recommended by the nation's top
 medical malpractice liability carriers.
     Medem was founded by the American Academy of Ophthalmology; the
 American Academy of Pediatrics; the American College of Allergy, Asthma and
 Immunology; the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; the
 American Medical Association; the American Psychiatric Association; and the
 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Among the newest societies to join the
 Medem network are the American Academy of Physician Assistants; the American
 Association of Neurological Surgeons; the American College of Occupational and
 Environmental Medicine; the American College of Preventive Medicine; the
 American Society of Addiction Medicine; the American Society of
 Anesthesiologists; Connecticut State Medical Society; The Endocrine Society;
 Iowa Medical Society; MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society; Medical
 Society of the District of Columbia; Medical Society of Virginia; Michigan
 State Medical Society; Mississippi State Medical Association; New Hampshire
 Medical Society; South Carolina Medical Association; State Medical Society of
 Wisconsin; and Vermont Medical Society.
     For more information visit the company's Web site at www.medem.com.
 
 

SOURCE Medem
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Medem, the secure
 physician-patient e-health network founded by the nation's leading medical
 societies, today announced its collaboration with the American Medical
 Association (AMA) and Intel on the 2001 "Internet Health Road Show."
     "We have already partnered with the AMA to bring physicians the only
 online service that offers clinical information from the AMA and leading
 medical societies," said Nancy W. Dickey, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Medem. "The
 Road Show is a natural extension of our partnership -- we wanted to offer a
 program that helps physicians learn how to apply useful Internet healthcare
 technologies to benefit and streamline their practices."
     The AMA Medical Communications and Health Reporting Conference is the
 third venue for this year's "Internet Health Road Show," and an estimated
 200 practicing physicians are expected to participate. The year's first event,
 held by the Mississippi State Medical Association, was a great success. "I
 found the program to be incredibly informative and valuable," said
 Dr. Robert R. Meacham III, who attended the one-day event in Jackson,
 Mississippi. "It helped me understand how to create a Web presence that will
 serve as a strong communications tool for my practice. I also learned how to
 use secure messaging technology to streamline my office's administrative tasks
 and to remind patients about appointments and important clinical information
 such as lab results or preventive medicine deficiencies."
     "While huge numbers of patients are accessing the Internet for healthcare
 information, physicians have been slower to adopt the technology into their
 practices," said Edward Fotsch, MD, CEO of Medem. "But the Internet has
 enormous potential to help a physician's practice increase revenues, enhance
 communications and ultimately improve the quality of the healthcare delivery,
 for both physicians and patients."
     The "Internet Health Road Show" was introduced in 1999 to increase
 physicians knowledge about the latest Internet technologies, identify and
 apply the most appropriate Internet solution to their practices, and explore
 the online services that make a difference in physician-patient relations and
 patient care.
     The program, which will be held at numerous sites across the country in
 2001, takes place in a classroom setting and includes hands-on workshops as
 well as keynote presentations by physicians who are experts in the field. The
 "Internet Health Road Show" is supported by Medem through an unrestricted
 educational grant. For registration information, visit
 http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/3498.html.
 
     About Medem
     Established in October 1999 by the nation's medical societies, Medem's
 rapidly expanding network consists of organizations whose membership includes
 more than two-thirds of American physicians. Medem is building the premier
 secure patient-physician network featuring the trusted clinical content of
 America's leading medical societies and direct patient access to their own
 physician's Web site, with tools and services that adhere to the standards for
 physician-patient interaction on the Internet recommended by the nation's top
 medical malpractice liability carriers.
     Medem was founded by the American Academy of Ophthalmology; the
 American Academy of Pediatrics; the American College of Allergy, Asthma and
 Immunology; the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; the
 American Medical Association; the American Psychiatric Association; and the
 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Among the newest societies to join the
 Medem network are the American Academy of Physician Assistants; the American
 Association of Neurological Surgeons; the American College of Occupational and
 Environmental Medicine; the American College of Preventive Medicine; the
 American Society of Addiction Medicine; the American Society of
 Anesthesiologists; Connecticut State Medical Society; The Endocrine Society;
 Iowa Medical Society; MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society; Medical
 Society of the District of Columbia; Medical Society of Virginia; Michigan
 State Medical Society; Mississippi State Medical Association; New Hampshire
 Medical Society; South Carolina Medical Association; State Medical Society of
 Wisconsin; and Vermont Medical Society.
     For more information visit the company's Web site at www.medem.com.
 
 SOURCE  Medem