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Unformatted text preview: Strategies for the Education of Strategies for the Education of Diabetic Patients on the Diabetic Patients on the World Wide Web World Wide Web Part I Part I K C LUN <[email protected]> Associate Professor, Dept of Community Medicine Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Informatics Director, Medical Informatics Programme National University of Singapore © KC Lun, NUS 1 st International Conference on Western Pacific Diabetes Information Network A recent study shows that 60% of consumers in the USA get their health information from the Internet The Internet - a huge repository of health information © KC Lun, NUS 1 st International Conference on Western Pacific Diabetes Information Network Feb 99 Asian Edition of Businessweek Number of Internet users in 11 Asian countries will hit 10 million by end 1999 and 30 million by 2002 © KC Lun, NUS 1 st International Conference on Western Pacific Diabetes Information Network Strategies for Diabetic Patient Education on the World Wide Web Health information from Web Portals Text-based e.g. Frequently-Asked Questions Multimedia-based e.g. Health Education Videos Newsletters and Electronic Journals Discussion Groups, Interactive Forum and Support Groups Virtual Patient Distance Education Connect to Health ONE Health ONE : A strategic joint project between the NUS Medical Informatics Program and the National Computer Board © KC Lun, NUS 1 st International Conference on Western Pacific Diabetes Information Network Health One information available in English, Chinese and Malay in text, audio and video Health ONE reaches out to the public and healthcare professionals via...
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