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Patient Information
AMA- American Medical Association
CDC- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Family Practice Handbook- also good for patients for specific treatment information
Health Finder- HHS gateway to over 1,250 consumer health info sites
Health On the Net Foundation - extensive international healthcare search site
Mayo Clinic- health information
Medicine Net- consumer oriented medical info
Mental Health Internet Guide- links for psychiatric care
National Library of Medicine- largest single-subject library in US, includes MEDLINE
Prescription Drug Reference- drug information
Primary Care Related Resources- primarily for professionals
RxList- information about prescriptions
Travelers Information- CDC info for travelers, warnings, immunizations, etc.
Virtual Hospital- both patient handouts and doctor guides
MedlinePlus- can retrieve patient education materials
Travel Advisory by CDC- World wide travel alerts issued by CDC
   
 
Organized Medicine
American Medical Association- www.ama-assn.org
California Medical Association- www.cmanet.org
Los Angeles County Medical Societies- www.lacmanet.org
Orange County Medical Association- www.ocma.org
Riverside County Medical Association- www.rcmanet.org
San Bernardino County Medical Society- www.sbcms.org
Network of Ethnic Physicians- www.ethnicphysicians.org
American Assoc. of Physicians of Indian Origin- www.aapiusa.org
ECFMG- www.ecfmg.org
National Resident Matching Program- www.nrmp.org
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education- www.acgme.org
United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)- www.usmle.org
   
 
India Related
Embassy of India, Washington, DC- www.indianembassy.org
Consulate General of India, San Francisco- www.indianconsulate-sf.org
Govt. of India: Directory of Official Websites- www.goidirectory.nic.in/
India Links: Government, Stats, Organizations- www.indianembassy.org/links/indialinks
Newspapers & Periodicals- http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/india.htm
Media Information on India- www.indianembassy.org/indiainfo
Newspapers & Periodicals- www.garamchai.com/Newspapers.htm
   
 
Legal & Governmental
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research -
American Civil Liberties Union -
American Health Lawyers Association - for info on health law, news & analysis
Bureau of the Census - obtain stats
Center for Studying Health System Change - policy issue briefs & publications
Centers for Disease Control - CDC
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - CMS, formerly HCFA
Coalition Against Insurance Fraud - legislative updates
Code of Federal Regulations - searchable; great resource
Congressional Email Directory- e mail links to legislators
Congress on the Internet - find text of bills, legislation & codes of law
Data, Almanacs, Benchmarks & Directories - locate healthcare stats, lists, data files
Department of Health and Human Services - DHHS
Department of Justice - DOJ
Edgar - company reports filed with the SEC
EMTALA - info about the Federal Emergency Treatment and Active Labor Act
Find Law: Health Law - legislation, Government resources, orgs, publications
Food and Drug Administration - FDA
Forum on Privacy & Security in Healthcare -
Fraud Prevention & Detection - tools from OIG, including self reporting
Frontline's HMO Documentary (April 14, 1998) -
General Accounting Office - GAO
Government Printing Office - GPO, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations
Health Administration Responsibility Project - consumers for greater ethics for HMOs
Health Care Compliance Association - HCCA
Health Coalition on Liability and Access - reform healthcare liability system; antitort
Health Hippo (Find Law) - collection of legal and regulatory materials
Health Law Resource - page put together by healthcare attorney
HIPAA Privacy Rule - helpful resources here for HIPAA compliance
House of Representatives - U.S. Congress
Internal Revenue Service - IRS
Internet Law Library - state & federal laws
Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Orgs - JCAHO
Last Acts Campaign - to improve end of life care; death and dying issues
Medical Law Review - Oxford University Press in UK, abstracts of articles
MoreLaw.com - jury verdicts and settlements by state and by party type
National Center for Health Statistics - NCHS (CDC)
National Committee for Quality Assurance - accreditor of health plan orgs
National Conference of State Legislatures - health & finance issues
National Health Care Anti-Fraud Assoc. - NHCAA insurers against provider fraud
National Health Law Program - justice in health care for low income people
National Health Policy Forum - policy briefs & statistics
National Institute on Alcoholism & Alcohol Abuse - NIAAA
National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA
National Institute of Mental Health - NIMH
Occupational Safety and Health Administration - OSHA
Office of Inspector General (HHS) - authorities & notices, downloadable
Patient Safety Toolkit - from U. of Mich., guidance on disclosure policies
Policy Information Center - HHS, request copies of government studies
State Law Search - prepared by the Legal Information Institute
Supreme Court Collection - search by key word or subject, by Cornell U.
Supreme Court Opinions - search by key word or subject, by Find Law
Supreme Court Website - searchable Government site
The Center for Social and Legal Research -
Thomas - legislative info provided, bills, laws
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice - class action litigation
United States Code - full text statutes, current to 1994, Cornell Legal Information Institute
US Government Printing Office - superintendent of documents official site
US Senate - senate website
   
 
Hospitals & Clinics
AmericanHospitals.com - locate hospitals by region
American Hospital Directory - locate hospitals by region
Global MedNet - locate hospitals by region
Hospitals & Hospital System Websites - listing of selected hospitals
Hospital Web - find hospital web pages
JCAHO Directory of Healthcare Organizations - find accredited providers & listings of services
MedHunt - search for hospitals, provided by HON Foundation
Mental Health Centers - database of centers nationally
   
 
Healthcare Finance
American College of Medical Quality - ACMQ
America's Health Insurance Plans - 1,300 members
Association for Benchmarking Health Care - ABHC
Association of University Programs in Health Administration - AUPHA
Calendar of Health Observance Dates -  up to date listing by month & year
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) - complete info
Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) - up to date info from US Dept. of Labor
CMS Online Manual System - CMS (HCFA) manuals & updates online here
Data, Trends, Benchmarks, Stats, Directories - locate healthcare data
Gift Ideas - for associates, physicians, managers
Glossary of Managed Care Terms - management definitions
Guide to Hospital Associations - listing of hospital associations by state
Guide to Professional Associations - find numerous health professions groups
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) - instructions, updates
Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)-
Healthcare Costs - numerous articles from AHRQ
Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)-
Health Care Quality Resources - links to numerous QI, QA or PI resources
Healthcare Informatics - numerous articles from AHRQ
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) - at CMS/HCFA
Inflation Calculator - based on CPI
Inpatient PPS rule CMS 1428 P - 2005 Inpatient PPS
Job Openings - review updated list of healthcare & managed care jobs
Medicaid Index - all documents online at CMS (formerly HCFA)
Medicare Index - all documents online at CMS (formerly HCFA)
New York Stock Exchange -
Population Index - for preparation of funding requests & market studies
Provider Reimbursement Manual, Part II - easy to navigate, from CMS (HCFA)
Salary Surveys - in healthcare
Signature Series - well written essays regarding managed care
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) - thorough information
State Inpatient Databases (SID) - obtain from AHCPR
   
 
Healthcare Management
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research -
AHA Policy Forum -
American Association of Healthcare Consultants (AAHC)-
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) -
American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ)-
American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)-
American Public Health Association (APHA)-
America's Health Insurance Plans - 1,300 members
Association for Benchmarking Health Care (ABHC)-
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)-
Calendar of Health Observance Dates -  up to date listing by month & year
Center for Health Care Strategies - Robert Wood Foundation site, articles
Center for Studying Health System Change -
Data, Almanacs, Benchmarks & Directories - locate healthcare stats, lists, data files
European Healthcare Management Association - locate international info
Federation of American Health Systems (FAHS) - proprietary healthcare systems
Gift Ideas - for your valued physicians, customers, leaders
Glossary of Managed Care Terms - management definitions
Guide to Hospital Associations - listing of hospital associations by state
Guide to Professional Associations - find numerous health professions groups
Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)-
Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)-
Health Care Quality Resources - links to numerous QI, QA or PI resources
Hospitals & Healthcare Companies - find providers on the internet
Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) - find health plan resources
Map Quest - prepare individualized maps for appointments and trips
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)-
Medical Outcomes Trust - science of outcomes measurement
National Association of Health Services Executives-
National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH) -
National Rural Health Association -
New York Stock Exchange -
Population Index - reports for preparation of funding requests and market studies
Salary Surveys - in healthcare
Signature Series - well written essays regarding managed care
World Health Organization (WHO) -
   
 
Information Technology
American Health Information Management Association -
American Medical Informatics Association -
Association for Electronic Healthcare Transactions -
Association of Telehealth Service Providers - telemedicine resources
Association of the Medical Directors of Information Systems -
Center for Health Information Management -
Community Health Information Technology Alliance -
Computer based Patient Record Institute-
Electronic Privacy Information Center: Medical Privacy -
Foundation for eHealth Initiative -
Healthcare Informatics - numerous articles from AHRQ
Healthcare Information Management Systems Society -
Health Level Seven (HL7) - sets standards for transactions
Forum on Privacy & Security in Healthcare -
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) - IS org
Healthcare Information Systems Directory - varied IS systems & software
Health Privacy Project - public awareness regarding health privacy
Inside Healthcare Computing - newsletter, info & archives
Medical Records Institute - organization promoting electronic health records
National Association of Health Data Organizations -
Telemedicine Information Exchange - all types of healthcare IS applications links
The Informatics Review - journal of Assoc. of Med. Directors of Info. Systems
The Joint Healthcare Information Technology Alliance -
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange -
   
 
Salary Surveys
Allied Health Professions Salaries- from AMA
American College of Emergency Physicians- ER docs only
Bureau of Labor Statistics -
CompGeo Online- Healthcare salary info
Data, Almanacs & Lists- books & printed almanacs
Employee Benefits Resource Institute-
Economic Research Institute- list a few current healthcare position salaries
Health Administration Educators- from AUPHA
Health Care Compliance Association - surveys of compliance professionals
Healthcare Occupations- CareerInfoNet from Dept of Labor
Health Professions- from Center for Health Careers
Home Care Salaries- from HomeCare magazine
Hospital Associations- some will have salary info
Hospital Executive Pay- shows averages of top positions
Medical Device Industry- find link to salary survey here
Modern Healthcare Magazine- salary surveys online
Nurse Case Manager Salaries- pdf file
Nurse Practitioner- from Advance 
Nurse Practitioner- from nurse.net 
Nursing- ANA national averages
Pharmacy Compensation- from Pharmacy Week
Physical Therapists & PTAs- from Advance
Physician Salaries- from Merritt Hawkins, very good reports
Physician Salaries- from Physician Search 
Salary.com -
Salary Relocation Calculator- estimate cost of living effect on salary
School of Social Work- Univ. of Penn. graduate surveys
US Dept. of Labor / Healthcare- has earnings reports, outlooks & more
WageAccess- chart of healthcare salaries
Wage Web- salaries for hospital jobs
   
 
Other Organization
Orange County Medical Association-
   
 
Misc
Pam Pohly s Net Guide Link-