Wednesday, February 13, 2002
Recommend Your Orthopaedic Connection to patients
The AAOS patient education Web site, Your Orthopaedic Connection, is the most authoritative resource for orthopaedic information on the Internet. Your Orthopaedic Connection provides instant, accurate and complete information about common orthopaedic conditions and treatments. With more than 350 articles, the Web site is a virtual free library you can share with your patients. Articles are:
Your Orthopaedic Connection does not replace real medical care; rather, articles tell patients to see their doctor and what to expect during visits. AAOS physicians can recommend information on Your Orthopaedic Connection to patients at every level of computer ability. Some suggestions:
- Based on medical facts in AAOS publications and other highly authoritative sources.
- Written in common language that's easy for everybody to understand.
- Reviewed by physicians to ensure medical accuracy and updated regularly.
- Give the Web site address to patients. Tell your Internet-savvy patients where to find quality information quickly - Your Orthopaedic Connection. Give patients a page from "Rx for patient education" notepads preprinted with the Your Orthopaedic Connection Web site address. (Notepads are free to AAOS doctors and are available at the Patient Education Committee booth [Scientific Exhibit 55] and the AAOS Resource Center at the Annual Meeting.)
- Print articles for patients. Print out articles on Your Orthopaedic Connection to give to individual patients or provide copies of a choice of articles in your waiting room.
- Email articles to patients. If you correspond with patients by email, you can send them links to relevant articles on Your Orthopaedic Connection.
- Add links to physician Web sites. If your physician practice has its own Web site, you can add depth to patient information with links to Your Orthopaedic Connection articles in your specialties.
- Sign up for free email newsletter. AAOS members with OrthoDoc Web sites automatically get a free quarterly email newsletter with links to new articles on Your Orthopaedic Connection. Others can also join the list to stay informed. (Sign up at the Patient Education Committee booth [SE 55] at the Annual Meeting or email a request to Nancy Fehr firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified 05/February/2002