June 2000 Bulletin

AAOS offers free web site to members access to ‘Your Orthopaedic Connection’

The AAOS is offering free personal web sites to members so they can tap into the Internet and connect with their patients.

AAOS members can choose one of two web site templates that can be personalized and posted on the Internet. Members will be able to display their name and photo, educational background, board certification, focus and affiliations. They will be able to list their office location with a street map, their office hours and insurance plans accepted.

The web site also will allow members to communicate with their patients and the pubic in a "Message from Your Physician."

Members will be allowed to connect their patients with the expanding public and patient information resources that the AAOS has developed and posted on its web site, "Your Orthopaedic Connection." The web site is being expanded with education materials.

Members can create their own web site by completing forms that can be accessed from the "Member Services" section or "What’s New" section of the AAOS home page www.aaos.org.

If members have a properly scaled electronic photo and a logo of their practice, they can include them when building their site. Or, members can send the photo, with their member identification number on the back, and logo to Mary Ann Nicholson at the Academy, 6300 N. River Rd., Rosemont, Ill. 60018. AAOS will scale photos and load them onto the web site; the photos will not be returned. If the photo and logo are in electronic format, they can be e-mailed to OrthoDoc@aaos.org; the Academy will then properly scale them and load them onto the web site.

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