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CCH Enhances Internet Research Network, News On The Web For Healthcare Professionals
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., October 18, 2000) CCH INCORPORATED (CCH) is offering
healthcare professionals free, practical news and information over the web as well as an
enhanced CCH InternetSM Research NetWorkä for
health law at http://health.cch.com. The
web site, designed to keep health professionals current with health law developments, also
showcases CCH products in the field of health law and provides a link to the CCH Online
Store for subscription services, books and Internet products.
"We want http://health.cch.com
to be a place where people can drop in and learn something useful in just a minute or
two," said Chuck Gouge, director of marketing, CCH Health and Human Resources.
"We also want to make it easy for healthcare professionals to sample the quality
information and valuable services, whether its a free trial of our CCH Internet
Research NetWork, a demonstration of our ComplianceEdge e-learning program or
just a simple checklist that they can print out and use on the job."
Directly on http://health.cch.com,
users can access a wide range of news and practical information for free, and scan across
several health-related fields - Medicare and Medicaid,
healthcare compliance, food, drug and medical device regulation and home health - or they can narrow that range to a single field of interest.
They can also subscribe to free weekly newsletters that are distributed by e-mail and
the Internet. FDA Update, Medicare and Medicaid Update and Part B Insider Update
are currently available; newsletters for home health care and health care compliance
will be available in November. Subscribers will receive a weekly list of headlines via
e-mail, with links to summaries of new developments on the net. The newsletters will be
especially useful to CCH Internet Research NetWork subscribers, who can link from
references in the summary stories to the full text of court decisions and other full-text
Up-To-Date, News You Can Use
The content of the page is keyed to recent developments in health law and is designed
to keep visitors informed, but not overwhelmed, with brief, to-the-point news stories and
A "News and Information" section lists headlines for recent news items, with
links to in-depth coverage. Stories carry further links to CCH research products and other
An "Online Tools and Decisions" section contains six features that keep users
up-to-date and productive:
- "Decisions and Developments" contains summaries, from CCH publications, of
recent court decisions, legislation and administrative action. Subscribers to the CCH
Internet Research NetWork can use links in the stories to open their research
publications. Non-subscribers can link through for a 15-day free trial.
- "Issues and Answers" are short, provocative discussions in a
question-and-answer format on issues of current concern such as "When is a
discharge not a discharge?"
- "Checklists" contain short, to-the-point listings of items crucial to
practice, such as a health compliance checklist on the confidentiality of patient records.
- "You Be The Judge" presents visitors with thought-provoking scenarios so they
can compare their own analysis with that of CCH experts.
- "Medicare Contact Numbers by State" gives the (usually toll-free) numbers for
Medicare beneficiaries to call with questions about Medicare coverage through managed care
- "Healthcare Resources Links" facilitates dozens of useful contacts over the
Internet, putting users in contact with a wealth of links to professional organizations
and government agencies with sites ranging from The Lancet to the Society for
Research Network Enhanced
Subscribers to the CCH Internet Research NetWork or the CCH Compliance Edge e-learning
program can use http://health.cch.com as
a launching pad for their research or training sessions. CCH Internet Research NetWork
subscribers will now find a number of enhancements in this leading-edge system:
- Subscribers can now start searches and enter citations on a Login Express toolbar to
speed directly to their research topics.
- In search results lists, search terms are now highlighted in context-making it easier
for users to choose the most relevant documents.
- A new button returns search options to the default settings with a single click.
- Recent searches appear as hot links in the users "Path," making it
possible to re-run an earlier search with a mouse click.
- Researchers can also add comments to their "Path" noting the relevance
of a document, for example.
- The users "My CCH" page now offers a quick way to return to the last
document or search results list viewed during a session.
"This is part of an ongoing program in which we continue to make the CCH
Internet Research NetWork responsive to the way that users say they like to
work," said Gouge.
About CCH INCORPORATED
CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has
served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces
more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, insurance,
human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary
of Wolters Kluwer North America. The CCH web site can be accessed at www.cch.com. The CCH health law web site can
be accessed at http://health.cch.com.
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