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AFRO-NETS> National electronic Library for Health goes live
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> National electronic Library for Health goes live
- From: Dieter Neuvians MD <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 09:31:38 -0500 (EST)
National electronic Library for Health goes live
Source: BMJ 2000; 321:1309 (25 November )
The NHS National electronic Library for Health went on line beginning
of December. A pilot version of the library was launched to coincide
with the first conference of the NHS Information Authority. The li-
brary, whose declared aim is to become one of the great libraries of
the world, has been designed primarily to provide health profession-
als with easy and fast access to best current knowledge. It will also
provide data direct to the public, however.
The library's goal in its first phase it is to provide clinicians
with access to information within 15 seconds, with a longer term goal
of reducing the wait to one second. One of the main features of the
library will be its ability to act as a quality filter so that the
data accessed through the site, for both clinicians and the public,
will not only be the best current knowledge, but will also be free of
bias and conflict of interest. It is designed to help patients and
the public navigate their way through the huge amount of health data
now available on the internet, much of it of poor quality. It will
also assist with information overload on the internet.
The library's website is:
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