March 11th, 1997
How the Internet is Changing...

03/11/97 RMIUG Meeting - How the Internet is Irrevocably Changing both the Medical Profession and Consumer's Approach to Health

The Tuesday, March 11th meeting of the Rocky Mountain Internet Users Group (RMIUG) will feature a panel discussion on "How the Internet is Irrevocably Changing both the Medical Profession and Consumer's Approach to Health." Sandra B. McCray (sandra.mccray@colorado.edu), Executive Director of Colorado Health Net, will discuss use of the Internet from a patient's standpoint, and how use of the Net is empowering individuals in their own health care. Dr. Thomas Kunstman (Thomas.Kunstman@Colorado.edu), Staff Physician at CU's Wardenburg Student Health Center, will discuss patient use of the Internet from the physician's viewpoint. Finally, Kent McBride (kent.mcbride@ossinc.net), Vice President Learning and Performance, MD Gateway Health Care Division of Online System Services, will speak on how the Internet is being used for continuing medical education of physicians, and how health care organizations are utilizing web sites.

Web sites for our speakers:

  • Colorado Health Net http://bcn.boulder.co.us/health/chn/
  • Wardenburg Student Health Center http://www.colorado.edu/wardenburg
  • MD Gateway http://www.mdgateway.com/

The meeting is Tuesday, March 11th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (with optional 6:30 pm start for informal networking and refreshments). The meeting will be held at the Department of Commerce (NIST) Building at 325 Broadway in Boulder, one traffic light South of Baseline. This facility holds 510 people. Park in the Dept. of Commerce lot, go in the main door (faces East), and find the main auditorium just to the right of the main entrance. The meeting is free and open to the public, but we may pass the hat to help defray expenses.

Two misc. notes about RMIUG.

  1. RMIUG will have a Ski Day on Saturday, March 15th at Winter Park. Alek (alek@rmiug.org) will be sending more details early next week, but mark your calendars now. This will be similar to what we did two years ago; pls see http://www.rmiug.org/rmiug/special.html
  2. RMIUG will be exhibiting at the Rocky Mountain Internet Expo (see http://www.winningevents.com/inetexpo.htm) on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22. For more information on the Expo, contact Skip Hawk (skip@winningevents.com) phone 456-6979. Take a look at the newly posted seminar/class schedule - many RMIUG members and past speakers will be presenting.

RMIUG appreciates the ongoing support from XOR Network Engineering for administration of RMIUG's electronic discussion lists & WWW site and Internet One of Boulder for sponsoring refreshments.

Consultants and companies are invited to bring Internet-related product information, brochures, and business cards which will be displayed on an information table.

There is an email mailing list set up for this group. General information can be obtained by sending an Email to rmiug@rmiug.org which will generate an auto-reply message that tells you about the lists and how to subscribe. You can also reach the RMIUG "Executive" Committee at rmiug-comm@rmiug.org. Our WWW site is at http://www.rmiug.org/

Dan Murray

Tentative schedule of upcoming RMIUG topics:

  • May: Games on the Internet - Panel Discussion
  • July: Email Publishing and Marketing - "Boring Old Timer or the Killer App of the Net?" - Industry Panel Discussion
  • Sept: Local Web Content -- City-centered Web sites coming to a metropolitan area near you (ie, Denver)
  • Nov: Financing (VC, IPO, private funding, etc.) for Internet companies in Colorado
(To suggest a topic, send your idea to rmiug-comm@rmiug.org)
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