The key is finding Web sites that offer quick, easy-to-use information and services.The Web sites described in this article do just that, offering a variety of resources for professional development and continuing medical education, for educating and helping your patients, and for finding a job and referencing clinical data.The Web site's database can be searched by manufacturer name, medication (branded or generic name) or therapeutic class and displays each company's program criteria guidelines along with step-by-step application instructions.When available from the manufacturer, actual application forms are posted online for the patient or caregiver to complete as required by the manufacturer.This Web site is hosted by Health Strategies Network Inc., a health information technology company that helps physicians and patients secure reimbursement for pharmaceutical and biotechnology products.The site is intended to help restore physician prescribing authority and improve patient access to leading-edge therapies.
Two additional patient education Web sites that offer multilingual materials are You know the old expression “There is no such thing as a free lunch”?
If you fall into that category, several Web sites offer patient education resources in non-English languages.
A particularly extensive collection of copyright-free multilingual patient education materials regarding immunization and vaccination is available at
The site offers materials in Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, Farsi, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.
All of the materials are reviewed for technical accuracy by the Centers for Disease Control.