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  The Ferguson Report's Outstanding Achievement Awards:
Edward J. Madara, Mary Jo Deering, and Warner V. Slack

As a part of our efforts to recognize the pioneers of online health, we will be presenting a series of awards. Our first three go to the following:

To Edward J. Madara, and his Colleagues at the New Jersey Self-Help Clearinghouse For helping hundreds of thousands of people find and form online and face-to-face support groups, and for encouraging people to recognize their own abilities to help others--for more than 20 years.

To Mary Jo Deering, Director of Health Communication and Telehealth for the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Department of Health and Human Services For encouraging new players to explore the possibilities of online consumer health, for promoting partnerships, for promoting a science-based approach to interactive health communications, and for leading the development of www.healthfinder.gov, the Federal Internet consumer health gateway site.

To Warner V. Slack, M.D., co-president of the Center for Clinical Computing, Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and editor in chief of M.D. Computing. For his 25+ years of advocacy of "Patient Power," for his pioneering work in developing patient interfaces for healthcare computing, and for mentoring a whole generation of computer-savvy physicians who respect their patients' ability to manage much of th eir own health care.

Published in The Ferguson Report, Number 1, March 1999


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