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Health On the Net Foundation

More on the Trust issue. Have you ever heard of HON? Me neither.

HON is a foundation that certifies reliable, trustworthy, medical/dental information online. Kinda’ like a good housekeeping seal of approval. Here is an example of HON approved dental information. ToothIQ. I am learning more about ToothIQ and so far am very impressed with what they have produced.

The Health On the Net Foundation (HON) promotes and guides the deployment of useful and reliable online health information, and its appropriate and efficient use. Created in 1995, HON is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, accredited to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. For twelve years, HON has focused on the essential question of the provision of health information to citizens, information that respects ethical standards. To cope with the unprecedented volume of healthcare information available on the Net, the HONcode of conduct offers a multi-stakeholder consensus on standards to protect citizens from misleading health information.

via Health On the Net Foundation.

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