Accessing reliable health information on the Web : a review of the HON approach

Boyer, Celia (Executive Director – Health On The Net Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland) ; Gaudinat, Arnaud (Haute école de gestion de Genève, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale) ; Hanbury, Allan (Institute of Software Technology & Interactive Systems, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria) ; Appel, Ron D. (Foundation Council members – Health On The Net Foundation ; Co-founders – Health On The Net Foundation) ; Ball, Marion (Foundation Council members – Health On The Net Foundation ; Co-founders – Health On The Net Foundation) ; Carpentier, Michel (Foundation Council members – Health On The Net Foundation ; Co-founders – Health On The Net Foundation) ; Van Bemmel, Jan H. (Foundation Council members – Health On The Net Foundation ; Co-founders – Health On The Net Foundation) ; Bergmans, Jean-Paul (Foundation Council members – Health On The Net Foundation) ; Hochstrasser, Denis (Co-founders – Health On The Net Foundation) ; Lindberg, Donald (Co-founders – Health On The Net Foundation) ; Miller, Randolph (Foundation Council members – Health On The Net Foundation) ; Peterschmitt, Jean-Claude (Foundation Council members – Health On The Net Foundation ; Co-founders – Health On The Net Foundation) ; Safran, Charles (Foundation Council members – Health On The Net Foundation) ; Thonnet, Michèle (Foundation Council members – Health On The Net Foundation) ; Geissbuhler, Antoine (Foundation Council members – Health On The Net Foundation)

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.


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Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG - Genève
Institute:
CRAG - Centre de Recherche Appliquée en Gestion
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
Hangzhou, China, 21-25 August 2017
Date:
Hangzhou, China
21-25 August 2017
2017
Pagination:
5 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MedInfo2017)
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