From the International Medical Informatics Association

Health On the Net Foundation Newsletter, September 2012

The latest issue of the Health On the Net Foundation newsletter (September 2012) has, in particular, items on raising public awareness and on HON publications.

Raising Public Awareness

The Health On the Net Foundation aims to educate users on the importance of transparent and trustworthy health information. One way that this is done is by making people more aware of the HONcode, what it represents, and how to search and access HONcode Certified websites.

HON would like ask webmasters of all HONcode Certified websites to answer a short questionnaire and to give feedback on their ideas >> Click here to access the questionnaire>> Answering takes a maximum of 5 minutes. The questionnaire will be online until October 7th, 2012.

HON Publications

HON has contributed to the new publication “eHealth: Legal, Ethical and Governance Challenges” (2013, edited by George & Whitehouse & Duquenoy) by writing chapter 11: The Internet and Health: International Approaches to Evaluating the Quality of Web-Based Health Information. The publication provides useful support materials and readings for people who work on developing current understandings of the legal, ethical, and governance challenges involved in the eHealth context.

Published by Springer, the book is available for purchase online as a hardcover or an online publication. (Also available on Amazon and eBay. The Health On the Net Foundation does not gain any revenue from the sales.)

HON in the News: The Health On the Net Foundation is often referred to in the news all around the world. Media articles are listed on the website’s Press Corner.

HON on YouTube: You can now watch videos created by or related to HON on YouTube! – the official YouTube channel is HealthOnNet

HON on Facebook:

HON on Twitter:

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HON is a Corporate Institutional Member of IMIA.

September 21, 2012 - Posted by | HON Foundation | ,

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