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|Title: ||COM4/392: In Vitro Diagnostic Net: Virtual community and marketplace of laboratory medicine|
|Authors: ||Dressel, M|
In-vitro Diagnostic, Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
|Issue Date: ||19-Sep-1999|
|Publisher: ||Gunther Eysenbach; Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, Canada|
|Citation: ||M Dressel. COM4/392: In Vitro Diagnostic Net: Virtual community and marketplace of laboratory medicine. J Med Internet Res 1999;1(suppl1):e17 <URL: http://www.jmir.org/1999/suppl1/e17/>|
|Abstract: ||[This item is a preserved copy and is not necessarily the most recent version. To view the current item, visit http://www.jmir.org/1999/suppl1/e17/ ]
Using the Internet for laboratory needs to quickly retrieve information, such as special parameters, addresses, market news & innovations or a product's manual, is time-consuming. There exist already numerous Web sites and their number is ever-increasing. But does the useful information presented in these sites always reach the desired target group? Evidence shows that this has not happened, so far. IVD-net has identified this problem and devoted a good deal of effort to resolving it, over the last year. As an alternative to time-consuming searches in a large number of sources, IVD-net offers a centralized, firmly established Internet forum devoted to in vitro diagnostics.
IVD-net intends to be a guiding compass in the "jungle" of Web-pages dealing with laboratory medicine. This guidance is being created in a virtual community of specialists and interested people this field. It is the community of people connected by a common interest in in-vitro diagnostics. In this community, step-by-step, a network of knowledge and experiences is created, where each member can benefit from. IVD-net is authentic; there is no contribution without reference to the original source.
Structure of IVD-Web-sites:
German and English languages.
"public" pages for welcome and orientation.
interactive "members'" pages for registered members.
Membership is free of charge. Members pages consist of:
News: daily new information and scientific events.
News Group: the bulletin board for your questions, answers, comments, information.
Addresses : list of addresses and/or home pages of important partners in laboratory medicine directly linked to their URL.
Archives: thematically arranged & handy for research.
Hardware and Software: marketplace of instrumentation and a software catalogue. This is a virtual catalogue with efficient search functions, direct ordering options and attractive special offers of alternative suppliers!
Economic globalization and increasing pressure to reduce costs in public health systems bring up a great challenge; the one of finding new solutions.|
|Other Identifiers: ||doi:10.2196/jmir.1.suppl1.e17|
|Rights: ||Copyright (cc) Retained by author(s) under a Creative Commons License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/|
|Appears in Collections:||Volume 1 (1999)|
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