Improving Health for the Public and Professional: Management of GERD in Underserved Populations
This project will improve the management of Gastroesopageal Reflux Disorder (GERD) in underserved populations by developing an interative, web-based resource for both the providers and a similar web-based resource for patients. The goal is to focus on effective use of information systems by both patients and providers. Providers and patients will be trained to use these web tools, which will include PubMed Clinical Queries filters for the physicians and MedlinePlus for patients. Provider costs, patient satisfaction, and web site hits will be evaluated to determine the degree to which these interventions are beneficial. The project targets patients of the Community Health Centers throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.