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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - AHRQ
Formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Provides practical health care information, research findings, and data to help consumers, health providers, health insurers, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about health care issues.
Center for Law and the Public's Health
Information on the Center at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. Features resources on public health law, ethics, and policy for public health practitioners, lawyers, policy-makers, and scholars.
Division of Laboratory Systems
Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Provides standards and guidelines for laboratories as well as training.
Provides information about compliance with IEC 60601-1, the international product safety standard for electrical medical equipment, as well as the standard's national variants. Includes explanations and interpretations of requirements, links to other sites, and articles on related subjects.
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
Provides multidisciplinary leadership and programs that enhance the ability of the professions, health care institutions, and industry to understand, develop, manage, and use medical instrumentation and related technologies safely and effectively.
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - Health Services Research
Promotes oncology research, developing standards for quality patient care, and facilitating oncology health policy at state, national and international levels. Contains information on research programs, policy statements, and publications.
MTO Negligence: Ontario, Canada
Describes how decisions resulting in revocation of driver's licenses are based on diagnosis of visual deficiency rather than ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. Provides advice and links to related web sites.
A research and education organization dedicated to providing information to healthcare organizations about the future impact of technology on healthcare delivery. Provides in-depth, objective data about emerging healthcare technologies and their potential impact on clinical outcomes, financial performance, facility design, and market strategy.
Medical Outcomes Trust
Dedicated to improving health and health care by promoting the science of outcomes measurement, and the development, evaluation and distribution of standardized, high quality instruments that measure health and the outcomes of medical care. Includes online publications.
Formerly Emergency Care Research Institute, the agency provides publications, information, and consulting services internationally for healthcare technology and patient safety. Includes classification guides, evaluation services, clinical alerts, data bases, and links to related sites.
NCQA: National Committee for Quality Assurance
Provides information about the quality of national managed care plans to enable consumers to evaluate health plan performance. Includes links to accreditation and certification programs, compliance audits, health plan report cards, and credentialing data.
Melanoma Research Project Network
Comprehensive information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and skin cancer. Includes decision-finding and self-examination modules, interactive sessions, publications, and links to related sites. [May not support all browsers.]
Cerner Corporation
Designs clinical information systems and financial applications to improve health care delivery. Products and services integrate information technology and health care issues, such as patient safety, e-health, and operational performance, for use by physicians, hospital administrators, pharmacists, and patients.
Harvard Business Online
Offers electronic access to current and past Harvard Business Review articles and collections, Harvard Business School Press books, cases, newsletters, eLearning programs. Provides research on business topics, including leadership, strategy, communication, and organizational development.
HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)
Provides leadership in healthcare for the management of technology, information and change through publications, educational opportunities and advocacy. Includes publications, research, online course, and related resources.
Duke Health Policy Cyberexchange
Portal site for health policy information on the Web.
International Association of Health Policy
International network of scholars, health workers and activists with the aim of promoting the scientific analysis of public health issues.
Health Policy Monitor
Provides reports on health policy reforms from 15 industrialized countries to enhance global discussions on policy making; resources include current health policy ideas, approaches, model projects, and legislation.
3-A Sanitary Standards
Providing material specifications, design criteria and other necessary information for equipment types to satisfy public health concerns. Online ordering available.
MCHB Webcast
View live webcasts, webcast archives, conference archives and training resources from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

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