2005
DOI: 10.4414/smi.21.00099 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Created in 1995 in response to consumer enthusiasm for the World Wide Web, Health On the Net Foundation has developed solutions to address the problem of potentially dangerous online health and medical information. Then as now, no international legal framework regulated online content, and consumers needed to be given the means to check the reliability and the relevance of health information. HON was first to introduce a code of conduct for online health and medical publishers, the HONcode, which was readily a… Show more

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“…NIH websites aim to be both well-designed and credible. Examples of NIH’s strengths in evaluating content include the efforts of websites to use strict guidelines for selecting and writing health content [ 12 , 13 ], evaluate content for readability and ethnic/cultural sensitivity [ 14 ], fund and implement research on Web design of health information for children, seniors [ 15 ], and others, and to secure external accreditation from organizations like Health On the Net (HON) Foundation [ 16 ].…”
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“…NIH websites aim to be both well-designed and credible. Examples of NIH’s strengths in evaluating content include the efforts of websites to use strict guidelines for selecting and writing health content [ 12 , 13 ], evaluate content for readability and ethnic/cultural sensitivity [ 14 ], fund and implement research on Web design of health information for children, seniors [ 15 ], and others, and to secure external accreditation from organizations like Health On the Net (HON) Foundation [ 16 ].…”
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