Exploring Online Health Information Seeking in Scotland

Julia Moreland, Tara French, Grant Cumming

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Online Health Information Seeking (OHIS) has become an area of increasing interest over the last decade. The Internet has enabled the democratisation of health information as knowledge which was previously exclusive to health professionals has now become open access for all. The activity of OHIS has also revealed a digital divide in terms of those who access the Internet for health information. The prevalence of OHIS and the impact it has on patient outcomes and the relationship between health professional and patient is the focus of an on-going body of research outlined in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd European Workshop on Practical Aspects of Health Informatics (PAHI 2015)
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org)
ISBN (Electronic)16130073
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2015


  • online communication
  • health information
  • Digital health
  • healthcare


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