Norman W. Weissman

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BACKGROUND Engaging practicing physicians in educational strategies that reinforce guideline adoption and improve the quality of healthcare may be difficult. Push technologies such as email offer new opportunities to engage physicians in online educational reinforcing strategies. The objectives are to investigate 1) the effectiveness of email announcements(More)
BACKGROUND The World Wide Web has led to the rapid growth of medical information and continuing medical educational offerings. Ease of access and availability at any time are advantages of the World Wide Web. Existing physician-education sites have often been designed and developed without systematic application of evidence and cognitive-educational(More)
BACKGROUND The availability of Internet-based continuing medical education is rapidly increasing, but little is known about recruitment of physicians to these interventions. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of physician participation in an Internet intervention designed to increase screening of young women at risk for(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients suffering acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are transferred from one hospital to another during their hospitalization. There is little information about the outcomes related to interhospital transfer. The purpose of this study was to compare processes and outcomes of AMI care among patients undergoing interhospital transfer with(More)
An emergency department screen-saver linked to web-based reference materials was developed for healthcare providers to raise their index of suspicion of bioterrorist agents in patients presenting with flu-like symptoms. Web-based materials were released for general use in October, 2001, with high traffic volume on the site as health care professionals(More)
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