A mediated health search portal for trusted medical content

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004;107(Pt 2):1138-41.


The Internet has become an important source of medical information for both patients and providers. However, it is increasingly difficult to properly access and evaluate the information obtained on the Internet. Search engines are frequently used to find information but suffer either from lack of specificity, or cumbersome requirements for use. Mediated search services have been suggested as a possible alternative. This paper describes one such mediated medical information search service called IMO Health Search.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Internet
  • Patient Education as Topic* / standards
  • User-Computer Interface
  • Vocabulary, Controlled