The Evolution of Quality Standards for Online Health Resources: The ONS Online Experience

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165753
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Evolution of Quality Standards for Online Health Resources: The ONS Online Experience
Author(s):
Gomez, Elizabeth
Author Details:
Elizabeth Gomez, ONS Online, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Abstract:
In only a few years the World Wide Web has somehow touched or transformed the lives of billions and is now ingrained in cultures worldwide. Searching for healthcare information online remains the leading use of the Internet. As these resources multiply exponentially and become more complex, sifting out the trustworthy and reliable Web sites is a challenge that confounds even the most educated or savvy consumer. From its inception in 1996, the ONS Online editorial board has been focused on defining quality for the online information we present and developing a plan to ensure it. Our goal is to present a Website that meets the scientific and quality standards of all other ONS peer- reviewed publications. Our literature-based content review policy, which has been revised annually, clearly enumerates how content is to be evaluated for inclusion in ONS Online. It is notable that few healthcare-related sites and fewer nursing-related sites took this academic approach in policy development. ONS Online is now well positioned for what promises to be a trend toward health website accreditation. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the evolving process of evaluating Web-based health information, and how, through repeated and careful review of the literature and growing expertise, the ONS Online editorial board has developed a complete content review process. An overview of the technologies employed (e.g., web based interactive forms, SQL database, e-mail reminder system, and virtual office) to implement the process will also be presented.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Evolution of Quality Standards for Online Health Resources: The ONS Online Experienceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGomez, Elizabethen_US
dc.author.detailsElizabeth Gomez, ONS Online, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165753-
dc.description.abstractIn only a few years the World Wide Web has somehow touched or transformed the lives of billions and is now ingrained in cultures worldwide. Searching for healthcare information online remains the leading use of the Internet. As these resources multiply exponentially and become more complex, sifting out the trustworthy and reliable Web sites is a challenge that confounds even the most educated or savvy consumer. From its inception in 1996, the ONS Online editorial board has been focused on defining quality for the online information we present and developing a plan to ensure it. Our goal is to present a Website that meets the scientific and quality standards of all other ONS peer- reviewed publications. Our literature-based content review policy, which has been revised annually, clearly enumerates how content is to be evaluated for inclusion in ONS Online. It is notable that few healthcare-related sites and fewer nursing-related sites took this academic approach in policy development. ONS Online is now well positioned for what promises to be a trend toward health website accreditation. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the evolving process of evaluating Web-based health information, and how, through repeated and careful review of the literature and growing expertise, the ONS Online editorial board has developed a complete content review process. An overview of the technologies employed (e.g., web based interactive forms, SQL database, e-mail reminder system, and virtual office) to implement the process will also be presented.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:24:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:24:17Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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