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Health Direct- Health On Net renews our accreditation

Health Direct is very pleased to announce that we were once again been accredited by Health On The Net Foundation (HON) for the third time on April 5 2010.

Health On the Net Foundation‘s origins go back to September 7-8, 1995, when some of the world’s foremost experts on telemedicine gathered in Geneva, Switzerland, for a conference entitled “The Use of the Internet and World-Wide Web for Telematics in Healthcare.”

As the conference wound up, they unanimously voted to create a permanent body that would, in the words of the programme, “promote the effective and reliable use of the new technologies for telemedicine in healthcare around the world.”

HON’s site went live some six months later. On March 20, 1996, www.hon.ch became one of the very first URLs to guide both lay users and medical professionals to reliable sources of healthcare information in cyberspace.

Health On The Net (HON) logoHON in the meantime has become one of most respected not-for-profit portals to medical information on the Internet. They are a Swiss foundation, operating out of Geneva with the generous support of  local Geneva authorities.

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The Health Direct listing on MedHunt, Health On the Net’s medical search engine: http://www.hon.ch/cgi-bin/update.pl?HON17856

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