Government

Texas

  • State Health Facts Online - The Kaiser Family Foundation launched an Internet resource that offers comprehensive and current health information for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. State Health Facts Online offers health policy information on a broad range of issues such as managed care, health insurance coverage and the uninsured, Medicaid, Medicare, women's health, minority health, and HIV/AIDS.
  • TMA Advocacy Resource Center - links to governmental and organizational sites that deal with patient advocacy, Medicare, Medicaid, rural health, managed care contracting, legislation, medical insurance, workers' compensation, regulations, and surveys
  • Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse - provides information and resources related to prevention and control of drug use and abuse, links to the TCADA LitCenter, a clearinghouse supplying information about substance abuse to the public, and research and statistics on substance abuse issues
  • Texas Register - current and previous issues of Texas Register, open meetings request forms, open records information, and state agency rule review plans 
  • Texas Medical Board (TMB) - description of the Board, meeting dates, agendas, rules, complaint information, the Medical Practice Act, licensure information and the TMB newsletter 
  • Texas Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC)- facilitates online applications for designated and approved doctors and for maximum medical improvement/impairment ratings; lets health care providers view status of submitted applications; and provides simplified reporting of financial disclosure information, updating of completed training requirements, and public access to doctor lists

National

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)- AHRQ research agenda, grant announcements, health services research, quality measurement, evidence- based medicine, clinical practice guidelines, outcomes research, and consumer health information on specific conditions. National Guideline Clearinghouse
  • Combined Health Information Database (CHID) - a bibliographic database produced by health-related agencies of the federal government with titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources
  • FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health - links to FDA information on new items, current good manufacturing practices, device evaluation information, electronic product radiation control, medical device reporting, premarket approvals, applications and notifications, research areas, safety alerts, and advisories
  • FDA Medwatch - the FDA Medical Products Reporting Program summary list of "Dear Health Professional" letters and other safety notifications in the areas of biologics, dietary supplements, drugs, and medical devices
  • Federal Register - the official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents 
  • National Institute of Health Consensus Development Program  - The Consensus Development Program (CDP) is an unbiased, independent, evidence-based assessment of complex medical issues and is conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) . The purpose of a CDP conference is to evaluate the available scientific information on a biomedical issue and develop a statement that advances understanding of the issue under consideration and will be useful to health professionals and the public.
  • NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - web site providing clinical information on dietary supplements via the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements database, produced by the National Institutes of Health
  • Office of Rare Diseases (National Institutes of Health) - information on more than 6,000 rare diseases, including current research, medical publications, ongoing studies, and patient support groups 

 

 

 


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