Health on the Net Foundation: assessing the quality of health web pages all over the world.

TitleHealth on the Net Foundation: assessing the quality of health web pages all over the world.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBoyer, C, Gaudinat, A, Baujard, V, Geissb├╝hler, A
JournalStudies in health technology and informatics
Volume129
IssuePt 2
Pagination1017-21
Date Published2007
ISSN0926-9630
KeywordsAbstracting and Indexing as Topic, Accreditation, Codes of Ethics, Databases, Factual, Foundations, Health, Humans, Information Services, Information Storage and Retrieval, Internet, Medical Subject Headings, Natural Language Processing, Quality Assurance, Health Care
Abstract

The Internet provides a great amount of information and has become one of the communication media which is most widely used [1]. However, the problem is no longer finding information but assessing the credibility of the publishers as well as the relevance and accuracy of the documents retrieved from the web. This problem is particularly relevant in the medical area which has a direct impact on the well-being of citizens. In this paper, we assume that the quality of web pages can be controlled, even when a huge amount of documents has to be reviewed. But this must be supported by both specific automatic tools and human expertise. In this context, we present various initiatives of the Health on the Net Foundation informing the citizens about the reliability of the medical content on the web.

Alternate JournalStud Health Technol Inform
PubMed ID17911869