Quality of health information on the internet (QHII)
Health Improvement Institute held a workshop in November 1997 to help consumers to tell health fact from fraud. Over 100 people — experts and consumers — representing over 60 health care, Internet, consumer, government, telecommunications, and public health organizations participated in the one-day workshop. The Institute presented the workshop with the support of (in alphabetical order) the American Association of Working People, Medical Care Management Corporation, US Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (now Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), and US Pharmacopeial Convention; the assistance of the Consumer Coalition for Quality Health Care, US Food and Drug Administration, and World Health Organization.
Enabling consumers to evaluate the quality of health information on the Internet would help people to save time and money, avoid potential harms, promote self-care, and generally improve their health. Workshop participants called for:
To obtain a hardcopy of the report, please mail a check for $5.00 payable to "Health Improvement Institute", to cover printing, packing and postage.
To view/download description of 1997 workshop
To view/download report of 1997 workshop
To learn about the 2007 follow on workshop
To learn about Health Website Rating project
To participate in QHII
To view award-winning WWW sites