"My view is that this project should continue to grow. It is something that is very useful to us...
I expect this to grow. No matter where you are, the experts are with you. This is an important relationship and I would like to expand it.
It's so important when doctors are in the field to be able to tie back to an expert source of knowledge. I believe this will continue to grow in scope and value."
"The Navy's award-winning web application, the Virtual Naval Hospital is a well-organized health promotion tool. Its digital library of training and reference materials helps members of the service who might need medical expertise while at isolated duty stations.
"Federal agencies have implemented, or are in the process of implementing a wide variety of e-government initiatives...in the last category (of initiatives) - "transformation" - the e-government initiative is expected to transform the way the government operates. For example, the Navy's Virtual Naval Hospital initiative provides a digital science library, and is designed to deliver expert medical information to providers and patients at the point of care."
"The Virtual Naval Hospital is a digital health sciences library designed to provide naval health care providers access to current, authoritative information...thereby improving quality of care."
"Although there are a few books on shipboard medicine, the US Navy's Virtual Naval Hospital constitutes a comprehensive digital library of medical information tailored to the Sea Service..."
"The breadth and scope of the available web-based information has changed the function of this book. For example, The Virtual Naval Hospital provides ready real-time on-line access to an entire medical library. Each person responsible for medical care at sea is strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Web site and the available references it provides long before there is a medical crisis. The midst of a medical emergency is not the time to begin exploring the contents of this valuable resource. The Virtual Naval Hospital provides detailed protocols and other information that is very useful in patient management and that is beyond the scope of this book."
"Many of the categories on this site are designed for military personnel but could be of interest to others in the medical field...This site was among the easiest to navigate and has a clear, uncluttered design."
"Virtual Naval Hospital offers excellent textbook information on the (chemical warfare) agents..."
"Amid the ever increasing "for profit" pages of the World Wide Web is a refreshingly simple look at surgery done the military way...This simple but effective Web page is a delight to visit. It is a refreshing change from the newer, glitzy, elaborately designed Web pages with a product to sell or advertise. Surgeons interested in trauma, history, or the military will likely visit this page time and again."
"One of the premier web sites in the military is the Virtual Naval Hospital..."
"The United States Navy has produced a content-rich site called the Virtual Naval Hospital. It is a gateway of hypertext links to substantial resources that could be useful to an isolated medic in the middle of a crisis or conflict..."
"The various documents at the Virtual Naval Hospital site cover a full range of medical problems as well as health promotion topics..."
"Secretary of the Navy Gordon England visited the source of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery's Virtual Naval Hospital earlier this week, praising it as a valuable tool that can advise naval healthcare providers on anything from the malaria risks in Afghanistan to heart problems common to fighter pilots."
"The Virtual Naval Hospital minimizes variation of medical processes as the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery can ensure quality materials and the best information to the user."
"If you log onto the Virtual Naval Hospital at http://www.vnh.org, you'll find what you're looking for and much more."
"The Virtual Naval Hospital is an easy way to keep an up-to-date medical first aid and information book around your home."
"A particularly vibrant part...is the "Information for Patients." The section on "Health Promotion" is also exemplary."
"Library of authoritative medical info covering health issues pertinent to naval service..."
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