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Raising Public Awareness
Together with webmasters, the Health On the Net Foundation aims to educate users on the importance of transparent and trustworthy health information. One way to do this is to make people more aware of the HONcode and what it represents, as well as how to search and access HONcode Certified websites.
But we can't do this alone - we need YOUR HELP! We would like ask webmasters of all HONcode Certified websites to answer this short questionnaire and to give your feedback on our ideas!
>> Click here to access the questionnaire!
Answering takes a maximum of 5 minutes. The questionnaire will be online until October 7th, 2012.
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
eBay. The Health On the Net Foundation does not gain any revenue from the sales.)
Table of contents
Part 1 / OVERVIEW
1 Assessing Legal, Ethical and Governance Challenges in eHealth
Part 2 / LEGAL CHALLENGES
2 Legal Regulation of Electronic Health Records: A Comparative Analysis of Europe and the US - 3 Electronic Health Records and Privacy Interests: The English Experience - 4 Privacy and Health Care Information Systems: Where Is the Balance? - 5 Legal Challenges Regarding Telemedicine Services in the European Union - 6 The Internet and Pharmaceutical Drugs in the Era of Interoperable eHealth Systems Across the European Union - 7 Understanding Liability in eHealth: Towards Greater Clarity at European Union Level
Part 3 / ETHICAL CHALLENGES
8 eHealth: Frameworks for Assessing Ethical Impacts - 9 Telehealth and Service Delivery in the Home: Care, Support and the Importance of User Autonomy - 10 Medicine 2.0: Ethical Challenges of Social Media for the Health Profession - 11 The Internet and Health: International Approaches to Evaluating the Quality of Web-Based Health Information - 12 Patients, Trust and Ethics in Information Privacy in eHealth
Part 4 / GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES
13 eHealth Governance in Scotland: A Cross-Sectoral and Cross-National Comparison - 14 IT Governance in Healthcare Institutions - 15 IT Governance in Acute Healthcare: A Critical Review of Current Literature - 16 European eHealth Governance Initiative: A New Way Forward
HON Around the World
HON Attending Conferences
During the first weekend of October, HON will be attending the SEGAMED 2012 conference in Nice, France. During one of the plenary sessions, HON will do an oral presentation: "Certification of serious games". Serious games aim to educate people in an entertaining manner. In the health domain, people can have fun and enjoy themselves playing video games while learning about nutrition and exercise, among other topics.
World Health Care Congress Middle East
From the 9th to 11th of December, the Health On the Net Foundation will be participating in the 3rd Annual World Health Care Congress Middle East in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
>> Stay tuned for HON members' discount on participation fees!
During the summer months, HON has participated in several conferences, including Doctors 2.0 & You in Paris, the World Health Care Congress Europe in Amsterdam, the Swiss eHealth Summit in Bern, the 24th European Medical Informatics Conference (MIE) in Pisa, the
International Conference on Communication in Healthcare in St. Andrews, Scotland, and the
Medicine 2.0'12 conference in Boston, USA.
You can easily add your conference to our world-wide database of health and medical events by filling in this form on the HON website:
>> Add a Conference.
HON Training Prostate Cancer Advocates
During the first weekend of June, the Health On the Net Foundation took part in the 1st Prostate Cancer Advocacy Training Course in Vevey, Switzerland. Organized by Europa Uomo (the European Prostate Cancer Coalition) the event brought together 40 participants from all over Europe motivated to spruce up their communication skills and learn about the importance of trustworthy health information.
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