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November 6, 1996

HmPg Doctor

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Topeka, Kan


one CD-ROM, requirements: 8 MB free hard drive space, double-speed CD-ROM drive; for Windows: 386SX, 16MHz or faster, 4 MB RAM, VGA card, 16-bit stereo, sound blaster or compatible card (for movies); for Macintosh: Mac Plus or later, 2MB RAM (4 MB recommended for running Help movies), System 7.0 or later (6.0.5 without running Help movies); includes web site creation programs, Netscape Navigator; Richmond Hill, Ont, Canada, HmPg Inc, 1-800-563-4558, http:// www.hmpg.com; 1995.

JAMA. 1996;276(17):1447-1448. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540170091048

The URL for the page created for this review is: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/gno/.

The interface between medicine and the Internet is still in the formative stages. Therefore, I wish to review this software in two parts, the HmPg Doctor program first, and, next, the trend toward establishing home pages on the World Wide Web.

The program: HmPg Doctor is a CD-ROM. It provides a framework for creating and launching a physician's Web page on the Internet. The program installed easily from my CD drive and created a Windows 95 icon. It provided very convenient templates for text entry. There are eight index tabs under which I may key in the message that I wish to broadcast to the Web world. After a personal introduction, I announce my office hours and "new" messages, if any. The program allows me to receive e-mail also, from my readers. Next, I may create a discussion