Social media and the Internet have become the primary sources of healthcare information, and more and more people are inclined to rely on the medical information found online. Accessing health information with just a few clicks comes with the great opportunity for people to take control of their health and discover ways to live well. However, the chance of patients getting their hands on misleading or even false health information is incredibly high and can be dangerous. Many people are unaware of how to assess the health information they receive on the Internet and might wrongly self-diagnose or self-medicate and as a result cause further problems.
How can you make sure that the health information you are reading online is trustworthy, reliable and up-to-date? There are several steps you can take to ensure that the information you are reading is accurate and authentic.
To help people easily access credible health information we created Tell Health, a safe space for patients where only verified healthcare providers can post information. Misleading or false health information is kept off the Tell Health platform and a medical review board ensures that we only keep information that is scientifically accurate, credible and trustworthy.