Two agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services have introduced new Web-based health management tools for consumers.

The National Institutes of Health and launched NIH Clinical Research Trials and You, a Web site for consumers seeking to learn about the process of clinical trials. (A recent Health Data Management feature explores the role of social media in recruiting for clinical trials.) Information on the NIH site covers the basics of clinical trial participation, experiences from patients who have gone through trials, explanations of trials procedures from researchers, and links for searching and enrolling in a trial.

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