Internet and Web Technology: On-Line Information Strategies
National Health Informatics Conference -- Hobart 1999
Web Site Quality
Anyone can put information on the net and there has been some concern that it is difficult to separate quality information from junk or inappropriate information. These sites are a selection of attempts to redress this situation.
- Health on the Net Foundation
- Health On the Net Foundation is a non-profit organisation, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The HON code for medical and health Web sites addresses issues of reliability and credibility.
(Click to see a copy of the code)
- References for quality of medical literature on the net
- Provides author, title and link to relevant articles. Last updated July/99
- World Wide Web Access: Disability Discrimination Act Advisory Notes (Version 3.1, May 1999)
- While websites provide increased access to a wide range of information, they may not be accessible to some people with disabilities. There have been several attempts to establish guidelines with regard to web and electronic presentation. This is probably the information most applicable to Australians.
These guidelines establish proposed Australian standards and also provide links to other sources of relevant information.
(Click to view; Large File)
This workshop is presented by A C Lynn Zelmer, PhD, a Central Queensland University senior lecturer who has long been involved in health training and health informatics. Contact him by e-mail at L.Zelmer@CQU.edu.au or visit his Home Page at http://vl-zelmer.cqu.edu.au. Research was provided by Hon Prof Amy E Zelmer, Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences, Central Queensland University.
LAST UPDATED: 17/8/99 (LZ)