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Boyer C.,Net Health
Yearbook of medical informatics | Year: 2010

To evaluate the extent to which the Internet is accessed for health information and perceived as useful to varying groups classified primarily according to age. Synopsis of the articles on education and consumer health informatics selected for the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2010. A growing number of individuals are actively seeking health information through a varying selection of resources. The Internet is now seen as a major source of health information alongside with books and other means of paper-based literature. However, it is not clear how the Internet is perceived by varied groups such as those coming from differing age groups. The papers selected attempt to obtain a better understanding about how the public perceives and uses the Internet as an information gathering tool-especially for health information. The papers also explore into how the Internet is used by different groups of people. As all online health information is not of uniform quality, it is important to access and rely on quality medical information. This issue is also dealt with, where the popularity of Wikipedia is measured with the popularity of reliable web sources such as Medline Plus and NHS Direct. Source

Hanai T.,Net Health
Journal of chromatographic science | Year: 2015

Homogeneous model phases were constructed for developing an in silico model study on molecular interactions in reversed-phase liquid chromatography. The different versions of molecular mechanics 2 (MM2) programs demonstrated the weight of hydrogen bonding energy contribution. The correlation coefficient between the energy values calculated using the latest version of MM2 and log k values of phenolic compounds measured using reversed-phase liquid chromatography was 0.95 (n = 48) using alkylbenzenes as calibration standard compounds. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com. Source

Boyer C.,Net Health
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics | Year: 2016

The majority of the adult population in both Europe and North America have access to the internet. Over 70% state that they have used the internet to look for health information and the majority started their search at a search engine. Given that search engines list sites according to popularity and not quality, it is imperative that users have a means of discerning trustworthy and honest information from non-reliable health information. The HONcode, a set of eight quality guidelines, ensures access to standardized trustworthy health information which can be used as a tool to guide consumers. © 2016 IMIA and IOS Press. Source

Ball M.J.,Net Health
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics | Year: 2016

In 1996, at the beginning of the World Wide Web, a group of health specialists anticipated the need for trustworthy health information online. Thus the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) was born. HON was created to promote the deployment of useful and reliable health information online and to enable its appropriate and efficient use. Two decades on, HON is the oldest and most valued quality marker for health information online. For a number of years under the guidance of the late Jean-Raoul Scherrer, the foundation has established its reputation through dynamic measures, innovative endeavors and a dedication to upholding key values and goals. This panel discussion provides an overview of the HON Foundation, its activities, challenges and achievements over the years. © 2016 IMIA and IOS Press. Source

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2009.4.3 | Award Amount: 10.56M | Year: 2010

In KHRESMOI, we will build a multi-lingual multi-modal search and access system for biomedical information and documents. This will be achieved by:- Effective automated information extraction from biomedical documents, including improvement using crowd sourcing and active learning, and automated estimation of the level of trust and target user expertise- Automated analysis and indexing for medical images in 2D (X-Rays), 3D (MRI, CT), and 4D (fMRI)- Linking information extracted from unstructured or semi-structured biomedical texts and images to structured information in knowledge bases- Support of cross-language search, including multi-lingual queries, and returning machine-translated pertinent excerpts- Adaptive user interfaces to assist in formulating queries and display search results via ergonomic and interactive visualizationsThe research will flow into several open source components, which will be integrated into an innovative open architecture for robust and scalable biomedical information search.The system will be evaluated in use cases by three well-defined user groups:1. Members of the general public want access to reliable and understandable medical information in their own language2. Clinicians and general practitioners need accurate answers rapidly a search on PubMed requires on average 30 minutes, while clinicians typically have 5 minutes available. Furthermore, over 40% of searches fail to provide relevant information3. Radiologists are drowning in images at larger hospitals over 100GB (over 100000 images) are produced per dayRepresentative groups of end users are available for sizable evaluations, accessed through a medical search engine with 11000 queries per day, a professional association of 2700 medical doctors, and two radiology departments with 175 radiologists.KHRESMOI is directed at Objective ICT-2009.4.3: Intelligent Information Management. It will focus on target outcome (a) capturing tractable information.

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