E-Health is often understood as a means of optimizing work procedures in medical and non-medical areas of healthcare. Increasingly, e-Health is concerned with the attempt of key stakeholders to provide access to healthcare information and services using Internet to make patients actively involved in their treatment. Initial studies have shown that the use of such information sources has a positive effect on a patient’s course of illness and can benefit involved stakeholders. Nevertheless, the risks for patients using Internet-based sources have also begun to emerge, such as the difficulty of guaranteeing authenticity of information. This article provides an overview of the state of research in the field of Internet-based health information. DOI 10.1007/s12599-013-0274-
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