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Jen-Ai Hospital Websites are in Compliance with the HONcode (2)


@@Jen-Ai Hospital is the only hospital in Taiwan that has websites that are in compliance with the HONcode!  Last year, Jen-Ai Hospital' s English website and International Patient Center website were certified by Health on the Net Foundation (HON); this year, the Chinese website ( and Baby Web ( also received the same recognition on June 4, 2004, after six months of application.

@@Health on the Net Foundation ( is an international not-for-profit organization located in Switzerland. Established in 1996, the organization regulates the ethics and norms of health websites around the world to ensure the validity and credibility of health-related information provided on the Internet. As of today, approximately 4,000 websites from 72 different countries have received the HONcode international certification. In addition, HON entered the competition for the "eEurope Award for eHealth V 2004" organized by the European Institute of Public Administration and won the award of "eHealth Information Tools and Services for Citizens" in May 2004.

@@The requirement for medical and health websites to be recognized with HONcode involves the compliance of 8 basic principles, including the authority of the information provided, data confidentiality and privacy, proper attribution of sources, transparency of financial sponsorship and the importance of clearly separating advertising from editorial content. HONcode is a self-regulatory, voluntary certification system based on an "active seal" concept. Dr. Ming-I Chan Liao, the Superintendent of Jen-Ai Hospital, prepared the Traditional Chinese version of HON' s 8 ethical principles for medical and health websites - the 8 principles in Traditional Chinese is available on Jen-Ai Hospital's Chinese website at: or on HON' s website at:

@@Jen-Ai Hospital - Dali and HON are in the midst of exploring opportunities for further collaboration. In the future, Jen-Ai Hospital hopes to raise the awareness of HONcode and promote medical and health-related websites to have higher standards in Taiwan. Moreover, Jen-Ai Hospital wishes to negotiate with HON to become the sole consultant for websites in Traditional Chinese to ensure that the websites with HONcode in Taiwan are meeting the 8 principles and protecting the public's rights in obtaining reliable health information on the Web.




Related Links:
HONcode Compliance 1 
HONcode Re-accreditation 
Certificate of HONcode Accreditation 

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