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BBC article: "Trust your doctor, not Wikipedia, say scientists" (6)

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Highlighting the quality of health information on the Internet should be in the core of what HIFA2015 is trying to achieve, whether Wikipedia or else. This dialogue should really lead to the more strategic discussion on quality of health information on the Internet, what safeguards, who is publishing under which mandate and why, what code of conduct used, etc.. The recently published guiding principles by WHO http://www.who.int/ehealth/en/ may help.
 
 
 
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Thursday, May 29, 2014
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Najeeb Al-Shorbaji
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UN Agency
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HIFA2015
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Najeeb Al-Shorbaji has been working for World Health Organization (WHO) since 1988 in different capacities. He is currently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 70 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. shorbajin AT who.int
 
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