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November 6, 1996

HmPg Doctor

Author Affiliations

Topeka, Kan

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