CliniWeb: Managing Clinical Information on the World Wide Web

William R. Hersh, Kevin E. Brown, Larry C. Donohoe, Emily M. Campbell, Ashley E. Horacek

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The World Wide Web is a powerful new way to deliver on-line clinical information, but several problems limit its value to health care professionals: content is highly distributed and difficult to find, clinical information is not separated from non-clinical information, and the current Web technology is unable to support some advanced retrieval capabilities. A system called CliniWeb has been developed to address these problems. CliniWeb is an index to clinical information on the World Wide Web, providing a browsing and searching interface to clinical content at the level of the health care student or provider. Its database contains a list of clinical information resources on the Web that are indexed by terms from the Medical Subject Headings disease tree and retrieved with the assistance of SAPHIRE. Limitations of the processes used to build the database are discussed, together with directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-280
Number of pages8
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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