Information Today
Volume17, Number 3 • March 2000
HMIC Database Now Available from SilverPlatter

SilverPlatter Information, Inc. has announced that the HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium) database is now available on CD-ROM and via the Web. The HMIC database contains three health management databases: those of the Department of Health (U.K.) Library & Information Services, the King’s Fund Library & Information Service, and the Nuffield Institute for Health.

Data from the Department of Health (DH-Data) targets health service and hospital administration, management, and policy; medical equipment and supplies; personal social services; and nursing, primary care, and public health.

The King’s Fund is an independent health charity that works to develop and improve management of healthcare and social-care services. Its database comprises 55,000 records on topics such as healthcare and community-care management and organizational development, inequalities in health, user involvement, and healthcare economics.

The Nuffield Institute for Health (based at the University of Leeds, U.K.) database contains archival HELMIS data, which holds over 54,000 records relating to health systems in the U.K., Europe, and developing countries.

Source: SilverPlatter Information, Inc., Norwood, MA, 781/769-2599; Fax: 781/769-8763;

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