Provision of tailored health information for patient empowerment: An initial study

Biagio Lenzitti, Markus Helfert, Davide Taibi, Marco Alfano, Marco Alfano

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Search of “right” health information by patients/citizens is an important step towards their empowerment. The number of health information seekers on the Internet is steadily increasing over the years so it is crucial to understand their information needs and the challenges they face during the search process. However, generic search engines do not make any distinction among the users and overload them with the amount of information. Moreover, specific search engines/sites mostly work on medical literature and are built by hand. This paper analyses the possibility of providing the user with tailored web information by exploiting the web semantic capabilities and, in particular, those of and its health-lifesci extension. After presenting a short review of the main user requirements when searching for health information on the Internet, an analysis of and its health-lifesci extension is shown to understand the main properties and semantic capabilities in the health/medical domain. Finally, an initial mapping among user requirements and elements is presented in order to provide expert and non-expert user categories with web pages that satisfy their specific requirements.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteCompSysTech '19 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies
Numero di pagine8
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

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