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Author Organization, World Health

Title Safety and Security on the Internet : Challenges and Advances in Member States: based on the findings of the Second Global Survey on eHealth
Published Geneva : World Health Organization, 2011


Description 1 online resource (92 pages)
Series Global Observatory for Ehealth Series
Global Observatory for eHealth series.
Contents Acknowledgments; Executive summary; Introduction; 1.1. Internet pharmacies; 1.2 Internet security; Spam; Viruses and malware; Phishing scams; 1.3 Online safety of children and adolescents; Unsupervised access to children and teens; 1.4 Digital literacy and online health information quality; Accuracy and reliability of online health information; Online Health Information in developing countries; Review of the literature; 2.1 Internet pharmacies; Methodology; Safety of medications purchased online: is there cause for concern?
Summary This publication explores how the Internet has moved beyond an educational and research tool that once served as a social network for a few elite scientists and has been transformed into a commerce and health care juggernaut now accessible to much of the planet. However this transformation has not been free of complications and challenges. It examines controversial and complex issues facing society such as the danger of illegal Internet pharmacies and the need for their control and regulation mechanisms to combat escalating Internet security threats government strategies to protect the safety
Notes Print version record
Subject Internet pharmacies.
Internet -- Safety measures
Internet in medicine.
Health literacy.
Telecommunication in medicine.
Internet -- Security measures
Health Literacy
Pharmaceutical Services, Online
Remote Consultation
Telecommunication in medicine
Health literacy
Internet in medicine
Internet pharmacies
Internet -- Safety measures
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789240688179