Twenty years of health on the net: Committed to reliable information

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics 2016 - eHealth for All: Every Level Collaboration - From Project to Realization
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996576
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 25 2016Jun 29 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)09269630
ISSN (Electronic)18798365


Other13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016


  • Certification
  • E-health
  • Ethics
  • Health information technology
  • Quality standard

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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