April 11, 1997
Media Contact: Joann Rodgers
Phone: (410) 955-8659
Johns Hopkins Medicine now has a formal presence on the Internet. The new web site offers a comprehensive overview of services, facilities and other resources for patients, health care professionals, the public and the press, with additional information soon to come for prospective students, alumni, and potential business partners. Visit the site at http://hopkins.med.jhu.edu
An alliance of The Johns Hopkins Health System and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine launched the site in mid-March, focusing initially on information for those seeking care.
Guides to cancer, cardiovascular and eye care at Hopkins give details of services and physicians by specialty. Online requests for appointments enable the Appointment and Referral Service to respond quickly and track patient outcomes and satisfaction. Links to clinical departments, specialized centers and facilities and services for international as well as domestic patients also are available.
Of general interest is a history of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and its early rise to prominence, giving perspective to the evolution of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Marked by outstanding achievement throughout its more than 100 years, Hopkins remains today a model for innovation in medical education, research and patient care.
The JHM site also links to InteliHealth (http:www.intelihealth.com), an online source of customized health information developed in collaboration with Hopkins experts, that offers daily health news updates by e-mail. With links to the National Institutes of Health, the National Health Council and a virtual library of health-related information, InteliHealth is comprehensive and timely. Links to The Johns Hopkins University web site (http://www.jhu.edu) and to Infonet (http://infonet.welch.jhu.edu), another source of Hopkins information, are also available.
A complete archive of press releases covering the last four years of medical news is currently online, and print publications such as Hopkins Medical News, Physician Update, and Managed Care News are slated for electronic versions in the near future. An online search capability will scan the site and present a list of documents available at the site. Eventually, the site will include or link to information for student applicants, training programs, post-doctoral fellowships, alumni events, and business opportunities.