The Internet has much to offer hand surgeons
in terms of information retrieval, collaboration, and professional practice
interactions. The medical community is somewhat behind the general business
community in exploiting the potential of the Internet, but great progress
can be expected in the near future to benefit hand surgeons and their patients.
Setting up and running a hand surgery web site can be a rewarding experience,
but requires proper planning and realistic expectations. Web technology
used for business enterprise customer support will provide the architecture
for more useful hand surgery practice web sites.
Charles Eaton MD 2001