Categorizing health websites: E-knowledge, e-business and e-professional

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Title Categorizing health websites: E-knowledge, e-business and e-professional
Author Usher, Wayne Tony; Skinner, James
Journal Name Health Education Journal
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Abstract This article presents three types of health website categories (e-knowledge, e-business and e-professional) which are currently being used to disseminate health-related information, services and medical literature to the health consumer and professional. Moreover, criteria which have been used to establish a health website’s category is demonstrated throughout this article and specific screen captures are used to illustrate each. At present, literature surrounding the categorization and evaluation of health websites is limited; therefore, much of the criteria generated have been developed from an extensive review and critique of current health websites. The presented criteria checklist forms the guiding framework for this article and assists in giving understanding to the categorization and evaluation process. Furthermore, this article further presents how health consumers and professionals, through the application of such a checklist, may determine and evaluate a health website’s level of appropriateness for their specific needs (knowledge, business and professional). The criteria checklist assists the health consumer and professional to determine the levels of e-health literacy, evaluation tools and interactivity and usability components associated with each health website category.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 70
Issue Number 3
Page from 285
Page to 295
ISSN 0017-8969
Date Accessioned 2010-11-28
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Education
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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