The University of Iowa’s “Virtual Hospital” has reached a milestone — morethan 100-million pages of information have been accessed on the World WideWebsite. Greg Johnson, the Virtual Hospital’s manager, says the site firstwent on-line in 1992 and was one of the first 250 websites on the Internet.Johnson says the goal was to make the Internet a useful medical referenceand health promotion tool for health care providers — and for patients.About 150 U-of-I faculty have contributed work to the website. Johnson saysit’s not only a resource of information for health care professionals andthe public, it’s also an entrance point for people interested in receivinghealth care at the U-of-I Hospitals and Clinics.To consult the Virtual Hospital, go to “www.vh.org”.
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