From the International Medical Informatics Association

Health On the Net Foundation – Survey and Newsletter

The Health On the Net Foundation (HON – is conducting a survey on search behavior for the KHRESMOI EU project.

What is your ideal search engine? Health On the Net Foundation is currently participating in a European Union project KHRESMOI ( which aims to develop a search engine for health and medical information search to meet the needs of general population, MDs and radiologists. In this project, the Foundation and the Society of Physicians in Vienna aim to better understand the needs of users (citizens and doctors) searching health information on the Internet.

Currently a survey addressing the needs of the citizens is available online. This survey is mainly intended to patients – but health and informatics professionals can also be patients and searching for themselves or their family health information. We invite you to participate in the survey – deadline is 17 April.

HON and KHRESMOI will have soon a survey only dedicated to health professionals when searching for professional use.

English version: Not happy with your online health information search results ?
>> Participate in our survey. Our goal: 500 responses by the 17th of April 2011.
Identifying the needs and preferences of lay users using search engine for health and medical information

Spanish version: No está content@ con los resultados encontrados al buscar información médica o de salud en internet?
>> Participe en nuestra encuesta. Nuestro objetivo: 500 respuestas para el 17 de Abril del 2011

French version: Pas toujours satisfait des informations santé trouvées sur Internet ?
>> Participez à notre sondage. Notre challenge : 500 réponses au 17 avril 2011.

German version: Sind Sie unzufrieden mit Ihren Online- Suchergebnissen zum Thema Gesundheit?
>> Nehmen Sie an unserer Umfrage teil.

HON Newsletter – the latest version of the newsletter (March 2011) is available at

Other items in the newsletter include:

  • Speech-enabled web sites and mobile applications
  • HON participates in the following conferences
  • Doctors 2.0 & You: June 22-23, 2011 Paris – France
  • 7th Annual World Health Care CongressEurope – Brussels – Belgium

The Health On the Net Foundation (HON) is a Corporate Institutional Member of IMIA.

April 8, 2011 - Posted by | miscellany

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