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ABOUT UWMC HEALTH ON-LINE

Health Online is an intranet database listing the medical center's patient and family education resources. Many types of materials are listed such as handouts, videos, and teaching models. The database includes an abstract for each entry, a list of materials that have been translated, and some materials used at, but not authored by, UWMC. Most materials on the database can be printed. Health Online is a collaborative project between Patient and Family Education Services and Information Technology (IT) Services.

Types of Materials Available

Health Online provides an annotated listing of most handouts:

  • UWMC-authored handouts: Abstracted and indexed patient education materials, authored by UWMC. Most of these are available to be printed. These materials may be found by conducting a search using Quick Search, Advanced Search or General Topic Search. Double-click a blue button (e.g. "English") to bring up an Adobe pdf document that can be printed at your computer.

  • Translated versions of UWMC-authored handouts: Handouts that have been translated will have a blue menu button next to the title (on the Search Results screen). These materials may be found by conducting a search using Quick Search, Advanced Search or General Topic Search. Double-click a blue button for the desired language available to bring up an Adobe pdf document that can be printed at your computer.

    A quick way to locate translated handouts is to go to the Advanced Search page, and choose the language you wish to locate from the Any Language drop-down box. The Search Results screen will show only the documents in that language, and those that can be printed will have a blue language button after the title. All documents in the language you have selected will be shown in this search.

  • Non-UWMC-authored handouts: Abstracted and indexed patient education materials, authored by external agencies. These titles ARE NOT available to be printed. To include these types of handouts in your search, use Advanced Search and click on the check-box, "include citations of non-printable materials."

Getting Your Departments Patient Education Collection on Health Online

To place handouts on Health Online, they must be formatted in the EasyWriter style. They must have been created or reviewed within the last three years and checked for clinical accuracy before sending to Patient and Family Education Services.

The format for a handout may be a flyer, a brochure, a booklet, or a poster. Patient and Family Education Services will need an electronic copy of your materials to enter them online. PFES will create a password-protected Adobe pdf file for others to view and print, but not to modify. Send to Box 358126 or contact Debby Nagusky, dnagusky@u.washington.edu or 206-598-0073 for more details.

 
The health education materials accessed through this site are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other health care provider with any questions you may have about a medical condition.
If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately.