All premium services are utilized online via secure credit card transaction. In the case of intranets, these services could be contracted on a pay as you go basis or with a usage cap.
Cybrarian Service: Traditional medical librarians have always acted as pointers or guides to the information within their collections. HealthWorld Onlines's innovative Cybrarian Service strives to do the same thing for users on the Internet. Acting as an individual’s personal "search engine," the Cybrarian will gather bibliographic citations, suggest helpful URL's, and annotate documents that would be helpful to you.
Laboratory Services: Lab tests may be ordered online directly by the consumer, allowing the consumer to be more proactive in addressing their specific health concerns. Tests results can be shared with their health professional if tests show any abnormalities. Tests offered include wellness blood profile, PSA test, drug tests, and salivary hormone tests.
Wellness Gateway Assessments: Online HRAs, wellness assessments, cancer prevention, psychological, and nutritional assessments are offered in conjunction with blood tests through our laboratory to provide a comprehensive health assessment.
Online Courses: Continuing education courses in natural medicine for pharmacists, MDs, nurses, chiropractors and other health professionals from leading Universities and educational institutes.
In addition to the thousands of free access documents in HealthWorld Online, we offer premium content including professional research texts such as Nutritional Influences on Illness and A Textbook of Natural Medicine, as well as six alternative and complementary medicine journals. All premium content may be purchased online with CyberCash.
Health & Medical Reference: Our health and medical reference center includes the following seminal research texts and textbooks from the fields of nutrition, Chinese Medicine and naturopathic medicine: Nutritional Influences on Illness (also offered as yearly subscription); Textbook of Natural Medicine; and Chinese Medicine Research Reports.
Professional Journals: HealthWorld Online has exclusive online rights to six leading alternative and complementary medicine journals: Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (nutritional); Journal of Naturopathic Medicine; Quarterly Review of Natural Medicine; HerbalGram: The Journal of the American Botanical Council; and two homeopathic journals, Simillimum: The Journal of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians, and Resonance: Magazine of The International Foundation of Homeopathy.
Natural Medicine Audio Clinic: Over 200 online Real Audio tapes from leading experts on nutritional, naturopathic, and homeopathic approaches to treating over 60 health conditions.
The Internet: Doctor of the Future?
In providing comprehensive health information, products and services to consumers and health professionals through direct Internet access and to employee groups and HMO subscribers through corporate intranets, the Internet is postioned to greatly improve the delivery of health information worldwide and to provide the resources to help individuals design a wellness-based lifestyle. Is the Internet the “Doctor of the Future” prophesized by Thomas Edison? Probably not. Technology will never replace the human element of healing. However, as an interactive agent for promoting Self-Managed Care, the Internet will act as a “Doctor of the Future” as the most direct and effective means of achieving Edison’s goals of educating patients in the maintenance of the human frame, in diet and in the prevention of disease.