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The British Healthcare Internet Association (BHIA) is an individual membership association based in Great Britain which promotes the advancement of healthcare through the application of Internet technologies and the Bill of Rights of the Internet. For more information on BHIA, go to the BHIA web site at www.BHIA.org.

Health Internet Ethics (Hi-Ethics) is an alliance of the nation's major online health information providers formed to develop an ethical code of conduct for consumers. Focusing on content, advertising, privacy issues, and commerce, Hi-Ethics is developing principles designed to ensure that consumers are provided with health information that is reliable, safe and trustworthy. For more information about Hi-Ethics, contact Donald Kemper, Chair, at 1-800-706-9646, or go to the Hi-Ethics web site at www.Healthwise.org.

The Health on the Net Foundation (HON) is a Swiss foundation operating out of Geneva, and is one of the most well respected not-for-profit portals for medical information on the Internet. HON's mission is to guide healthcare consumers and providers to sound, reliable medical information and expertise. HON has led international efforts to improve quality medical information on the Internet through the establishment of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode©) for healthcare websites. For more information on HON, visit the HON website at www.hon.ch.

The Internet Health Alliance (IHA) is a 501(c)(6) association focused on accelerating the adoption of Internet in healthcare by bringing national visibility to the common interests of leaders in the healthcare and technology communities. In support of this mission, IHA will drive programs and activities in the areas of research, education, infrastructure and policy. This non-profit, independent organization will have headquarters in Washington, DC, and will commence with efforts in early 2001. For more information about the Internet Health Alliance, please go to www.internethealthalliance.org.

The Internet Healthcare Coalition (the Coalition) is a 501(c)(3) association representing a broad variety of individuals and institutions interested in healthcare on the Internet. The Coalition seeks to facilitate quality healthcare resources on the Internet through informed consumers, professionals, educators and marketers, and voluntary, self-regulated initiatives. For more information about the Coalition, visit the Coalition's website at www.ihealthcoalition.net.

The eHealthcare Association (TeHA) is a 501(c)(6) association representing healthcare Internet content, connectivity and commerce organizations. TeHA provides representation and advocacy, networking and information for its members. For more information about TeHA, contact Thomas A. Gallo, Executive Director at 804-727-6155, or go to the TeHA web site at www.EHealthcareAssociation.org.

The Health Technology Center (HealthTech Center) was recently established to advance the broad-scale adoption of new technologies that improve health. The non-profit, independent HealthTech Center will provide information services and analyses of public and private policies, including web-based resources profiling technologies, recommendations for payment, reimbursement and purchasing policies, and partnerships to promote access to these technologies for low-income people, communities and safety net providers. The HealthTech Center is based at the Institute for the Future in Menlo Park and San Francisco, California. For more information about the HealthTech Center, contact its President, Molly Joel Coye, M.D., M.P.H., at 650- 233-9522.


Health Affairs is a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the serious exploration of domestic and international health policy and system change. Health Affairs will publish a special issue on healthcare and the Internet in late 2000. For more information on Health Affairs go to www.projhope.org.

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