When I create Web 2.0 Guidance Packages on Webicina.com that contain all the web tools that focus on a specific medical condition or medical specialty, I always try to measure or determine the quality of health information. How can I do that easily? I have to find a third, neutral party that analyzes the quality of medical information website by website. This is the Health on the Net Foundation, or HONcode.
They have a plugin that you can install on your Firefox or Internet Explorer so whenever you are on a website it will let you know whether that site is accredited by HONcode or not.
Regarding this very important topic, I have 2 more articles and one slideshow to share with you:
- Patient’s Guide to HIPAA: How to Use the Law to Guard your Health Privac
- Trying to Measure the Quality of Health Information on the Internet: Is It Time to Move On?