Policy and Regulation
Policy and Regulation
Provides information about compliance with IEC 60601-1, the international product safety standard for electrical medical equipment, as well as the standard's national variants. Includes explanations and interpretations of requirements, links to other sites, and articles on related subjects.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - AHRQ
Formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Provides practical health care information, research findings, and data to help consumers, health providers, health insurers, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about health care issues.
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
Provides multidisciplinary leadership and programs that enhance the ability of the professions, health care institutions, and industry to understand, develop, manage, and use medical instrumentation and related technologies safely and effectively.
Center for Law and the Public's Health
Information on the Center at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. Features resources on public health law, ethics, and policy for public health practitioners, lawyers, policy-makers, and scholars.
Formerly Emergency Care Research Institute, the agency provides publications, information, and consulting services internationally for healthcare technology and patient safety. Includes classification guides, evaluation services, clinical alerts, data bases, and links to related sites.
Health Policy Institute of Ohio
An independent, nonpartisan, statewide center that informs Ohio health policy by forecasting health trends, analyzing key health issues, and communicating current research to policymakers, state agencies, and other decision makers.
Health Policy Monitor
Provides reports on health policy reforms from 15 industrialized countries to enhance global discussions on policy making; resources include current health policy ideas, approaches, model projects, and legislation.
International Association of Health Policy
International network of scholars, health workers and activists with the aim of promoting the scientific analysis of public health issues.
View live webcasts, webcast archives, conference archives and training resources from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Medical Outcomes Trust
Dedicated to improving health and health care by promoting the science of outcomes measurement, and the development, evaluation and distribution of standardized, high quality instruments that measure health and the outcomes of medical care. Includes online publications.
Melanoma Research Project Network
Comprehensive information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and skin cancer. Includes decision-finding and self-examination modules, interactive sessions, publications, and links to related sites. [May not support all browsers.]
NCQA: National Committee for Quality Assurance
Provides information about the quality of national managed care plans to enable consumers to evaluate health plan performance. Includes links to accreditation and certification programs, compliance audits, health plan report cards, a
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