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> March 2011  


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A survey on search behavior conducted by HON for the KHRESMOI EU project

What is your ideal search engine?

We would like to inform you that 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.

Help us by participating in our general public survey up until the 17th of April !

You can help us to promote this survey, few options are available here.

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.

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.

Speech-enabled web sites and mobile applications

The audio version of a web site or mobile application allows more users to access online content, notably for all those that have reading disabilities. Since 2006 the text to speech online service proposed by ReadSpeaker has been used by HON on its website. A new functionality has just been launched which highlights the text at the same time that it is being read out loud through the use of the latest technology in speech synthesis.

See how HON is using this service in our site by clicking the "Listen" button.

The HON Foundation has no financial interest. We are convinced by our experience that the services offered by ReadSpeaker can help web site and mobile app owners to propose a useful and simple audio access to their online content.

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HON participates in the following conferences

Doctors 2.0 & You: June 22-23, 2011 Paris - France

International congress about physician and hospital perspective on new technologies, web 2.0, social media, mobile apps.

Organizer: Denise Silber, Basil Strategies. Speakers from world-class hospitals, European Commission, pharma, tech and web companies/ Enjoy Workshops, Mobile App Demo Party, KeyNotes, Exhibits, Posters, Start-up contest, Tweet-tv, Win an iPad.

Call for posters and start-ups still open.

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7th Annual World Health Care CongressEurope - Brussels - Belgium

April 13 to April 14, 2011

As the leading European event on health care business innovation, The 7th Annual World Health Care CongressEurope is the only major international forum that convenes over 500 leaders from all sectors of health care to share the best practices and successful initiatives for improved delivery and outcomes in Europe. The 2011 Congress will feature the top industry influencers including health ministers, leading government officials, hospital directors, IT innovators, decision makers from public and private insurance funds, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and health care industry suppliers.

HON Members save $300 (218 euro) any time between now and 13 April as HON’s guest. To qualify, contact World Congress at +1 781 939 2500 with code GRX336 (not applicable to government rate) by April, 13.

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