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University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Publish Date: 10/08/98
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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"Internet Health Ratings Systems: Knowledge vs. Babel" Published in Recent JAMA

Cincinnati--Roger Guard, director of Academic Information Technology and Libraries at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Medical Center, coauthored a letter to the editor published in the August 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) after an article regarding the quality of health information on the Internet appeared in JAMA. Guard began UCís NetWellness, a web-based consumer health information service. Netwellness is a founding member of the Health Summit Working Group that drafted the "Criteria for Assessing the Quality of Health Information on the Internet" with guidelines for quality assurance of internet information for health consumers.

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