Thursday, October 22, 2009

More H1N1 help

In an effort to improve the coordination of care this flu season, the AMA has launched a Web site ( they are calling the “nation’s first comprehensive Web-based patient flu health-assessment program.”

The idea is patients can assess the severity of their symptoms, and share their information online with their provider (both must register to use the system). There are also tools for physicians to help them monitor their patients’ symptoms, facilitate treatment, and manage the practice’s work flow. (The site is free, but physicians may decide to charge patients for online monitoring.)

The last part – managing the influx of patients this flu season – was the topic of this month’s podcast. And if you haven't already seen it, check out our H1N1 resource page.

1 comment:

  1. I like the program from Emory University better for patient self-assessment.