Services on Demand
Ciência da Informação
Print version ISSN 0100-1965
LOPES, Ilza Leite. New paradigms for evaluation of the information quality health retrieved on the Web. Ci. Inf. [online]. 2004, vol.33, n.1, pp. 81-90. ISSN 0100-1965. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-19652004000100010.
The revolution in the paradigms of the knowledge production and the implications in the information quality available on the World Wide Web (Web) are analyzed. Presents the questions related with the evaluation criteria of the information quality health retrieved in the Web, focusing on the criteria defined by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), of the Health Information Technology Institute (Hiti). To point out the studies and the international initiatives developed with the objective to evaluate, to control and to assure the quality of Health information in the Web and the proposals of Brazilian institutions concerning these questions.
Keywords : Health information quality; Evaluation criteria; Information retrieval in the Web; International initiatives; Brazilian proposals.