HyperbaricLink.com Receives HONcode Certification
Independent Guide to Evidence-Based Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Embraces the 8 Principles of the Health On the Net Code of Conduct
HONcode Sets the Internet Standard for Trustworthy Health Information
Sep 15, 2011, 02:44 ET
BROOKLINE, Mass., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HyperbaricLink LLC today announced that its HyperbaricLink.com website has received HONcode certification from the independent Health On the Net (HON) Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland. HON reviewers conducted a thorough evaluation of the website in July and August 2011 and certified that HyperbaricLink respects, pledges to honor, and is now fully compliant with the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).
"We have been working hard to make reliable information about hyperbaric medicine more accessible on the web," said A. J. Saulsberry, Founder and Publisher of HyperbaricLink. "HONcode certification marks our progress and signals the next phase in our company's service to the hyperbaric community. We are pleased that HON acknowledges how carefully we collect and present such vital information and helpful resources about HBOT, the published medical literature, clinical research, treatment centers, and diseases and conditions. Now everyone who practices and supports evidence-based hyperbaric oxygen therapy can link to our website with even greater trust and confidence."
According to the HON website, the Foundation "promotes and guides the deployment of useful and reliable online health information, and its appropriate and efficient use. Created in 1995, HON is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, accredited to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. For 15 years, HON has focused on the essential question of the provision of health information to citizens, information that respects ethical standards. To cope with the unprecedented volume of healthcare information available on the Net, the HONcode of conduct offers a multi-stakeholder consensus on standards to protect citizens from misleading health information."
Health On the Net periodically monitors HONcode websites and conducts annual reviews and reevaluations. Only certified websites may display the HONcode seal, an active link to the online certificate, so visitors can verify compliance in real time.
HyperbaricLink.com is the independent guide to evidence-based hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). We connect healthcare consumers and referring physicians to HBOT practitioners, providers, researchers, associations, and manufacturers. By creating the web's first comprehensive information resource on hyperbaric oxygen treatment centers, physicians and clinicians, and diseases and conditions, we aim to assemble the richest central store of information on HBOT, connect factions and fragments in the hyperbaric medical community, host a new forum for self-guided research and scientific collaboration, stimulate a free exchange of ideas and viewpoints, tap the powerful force of consumer-driven healthcare, and accelerate the advancement of evidence-based hyperbaric medicine. HyperbaricLink complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information and is recognized by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (ACHM). For more about HyperbaricLink visit www.hyperbariclink.com.
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