Information resources are very important in the medical field. And more importantly, it is important that such information is disseminated to the public. When there are new technological breakthroughs, these are important information worth giving notice to the public. This is disseminated in leading newspapers, posted in public libraries, hospitals and clinics, and even in medical schools.
There is also a wealth of the latest and most up-to-date medical information is available online from various sources. Government agencies, related charity organizations, research universities and colleges, professional associations and even key players in the pharmaceutical industry publish and make available useful information online. Generally, the information is classified into two broad categories: for professionals and for the general public.
Information for professionals seeks to share new techniques and/or recent innovations to help improve practice. Usually, quick tips and information tidbits are freely accessible. Most of these resources sites also point to further sources in localized areas so that if the professional requires more information, they could readily obtain it from an accredited source nearest them.
In other cases, the sources also point information seekers to seminars and fellowships to expand their knowledge and training in specific fields or for specific techniques.
For the general public, information falls on a wide range. A basic set of FAQs or frequently asked questions about the organization sponsoring the website is common to convey credibility. These FAQs also clarify the types of information available on that particular source website and the purpose it seeks to achieve.
Most also contain basic information about the particular disease or condition that the information covers. Some extensive sources include encyclopedic discussions of many diseases or conditions from what-is, diagnosis, prognosis, care and treatment. Most sites include support group information as well.
Another important feature of online information resources for the general public is the contact information. You’d find a contact page on almost every website. However on medical resources site, the contact page is not just for contacting the sponsors of the websites, it also usually points you to other useful contact information. Pages tagged as “Help Near You” would point to tie-ups with local organizations you can get in touch with for more information or professional help.
Contact information for relevant government agencies and offices are also usually included in contact pages. Support groups are also linked with various organizations and their contact information are also readily available. Public information resources would also include authoritative and interactive Q&A type blogs that allow professionals to interact with users.
Another common feature of medical resources websites would be mailing lists or subscriptions to online publications. Whether for professionals or for the general public, newsletters, and magazines are excellent tools for inexpensive, large-scale information dissemination campaigns.
Medical resources information websites are available on every medical subject of interest. Most government agencies involved in public health in various countries contain a directory or listing of relevant information sources. Your search could start from there.There are many lives being changed with this medical resources and information. It is as vital as anyone can imagine it to be.