Accessing reliable health information on the web: A review of the HON approach

Célia Boyer, Arnaud Gaudinat, Allan Hanbury, Ron D. Appel, Marion J. Ball, Michel Carpentier, Jan H. Van Bemmel, Jean Paul Bergmans, Denis Hochstrasser, Donald Lindberg, Randolph Miller, Jean Claude Peterschmitt, Charles Safran, Michèle Thonnet, Antoine Geissbühler

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Abstract

Accessing online health content of high quality and reliability presents challenges. Laypersons cannot easily differentiate trustworthy content from misinformed or manipulated content. This article describes complementary approaches for members of the general public and health professionals to find trustworthy content with as little bias as possible. These include the Khresmoi health search engine (K4E), the Health On the Net Code of Conduct (HONcode) and health trust indicator Web browser extensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2017
Subtitle of host publicationPrecision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages1004-1008
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998297
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: Aug 21 2017Aug 25 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume245
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period8/21/178/25/17

Keywords

  • Internet
  • Quality indicators
  • Trusted health information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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