This discussion outlines that the healthcare related websites offer huge information about the healthcare services that may satisfy the needs of individuals or the family. AHRQ1 is one government website that greatly promotes awareness about various health related plans and about the agencies that extend those services. The public primarily needs information about the three main areas of healthcare: clinical information; consumer healthcare; and specific population. The website would be reviewed for the information in these areas. Clinical information is vital for public because it provides invaluable information about the diseases. The various links within this category help the consumers and clinicians to understand about various disease but lack the exact information about the places where the consumer is likely to get the best services when he actually requires it.
From this paper it is clear that the Consumer Healthcare link is pretty comprehensive and gives details of the various healthcare plans, conditions of diseases and surgeries. The link greatly increases the consumer awareness and provides him with adequate knowledge so that he can judiciously apply his options when he wants to avail any of those services. But the link to Insure kids now from health plan does not open and fails to satisfy this vital information. Overall this link broadly gives the general information so they are able to query in detail about the diseases and health plans with their service providers. The information about specific population is quite comprehensive and gives detail information about the government’s health initiatives for the specific population like women, disability segment, children etc. While the information about the women, children are comprehensive, the link to disability is a great disappointment.