New San Diego County Web Site Provides Health, Program Information to Seniors, Disabled
San Diego County yesterday unveiled a new Web site that provides health information to seniors and individuals with disabilities and includes information about programs and resources available to them, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The county introduced the Network of Care Web site, available at www.sandiego.networkofcare.org, to dozens of representatives from organizations that provide assistance and programs for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The county Aging and Independence Services Department will administer the Web site. The site, funded by the department for about $100,000, provides news stories on health issues, updates of state legislation that can affect seniors and individuals with disabilities, a resource guide for a number of programs and links to state and national programs and Web sites. In addition, the site includes a feature called "My Record" that allows individuals to store their medical history and information about prescriptions. Individuals can refer physicians to the "My Record" site for their personal information. County officials said that "My Record" requires a username and password for access. They also said the county will not distribute the information to other individuals or companies. The county modeled the Web site after similar sites in Alameda and Sacramento counties established with a grant from the Department of Aging (San Diego Union-Tribune, 9/27).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.