[ Tuesday, February 22, 2005 ]


More Website Vetting: I wrote last week (in my delerium) about the problem with junk on the internet, particularly for folks looking for health information. I noted a group of Florida doctors providing a "vetting" service to try to separate the wheat from the chaff. I just noted today that URAC, the accreditation agency, provides the same service, delving to a deeper extent to determine the bona fides of the websites in particular, not just the information provided there. They look at privacy policies, inherent conflicts of interest, sales and marketing efforts, and other areas to determine if the website presents information fairly or is primarily a marketing site. Anyway, it's an interesting effort.

UPDATE: bad link; fixed now.

Jeff [10:34 AM]

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