The importance of prevention in the fight against illness is not a recent concept. In the last century, thanks to new medical discoveries and to media developments, prevention has get a power never seen before but, despite that, the culture of prevention must be further improved. In this contest one problem is evident: there is too much information available and with different quality. In most cases, high quality information is flooded by many other unsafe sources. Even the user can reach authoritative sources, their organization presentation is often quite confusing. For all these reasons a very sensitive institution, such as Giannina Gaslini Hospital in Genoa, decided to improve the diffusion of prevention culture with a cooperation project among ITC professionals, medical doctors and social affair experts. The main aim of this cooperation is to produce a web based – high quality tool to allow user to get selected information in many fields such as: chemical, physic and biological risk to exposition of dangerous substances, international, national and regional guidelines and laws, workplace safety, risk factors, preventive medicine, life style. In the present paper the ITC structure of the developed tool and the knowledge organization choices are shown.

ICT to support Prevention of NCD (Non Communicable Diseases) and occupational diseases

GAZZARATA, ROBERTA;GIACOMINI, MAURO
2011

Abstract

The importance of prevention in the fight against illness is not a recent concept. In the last century, thanks to new medical discoveries and to media developments, prevention has get a power never seen before but, despite that, the culture of prevention must be further improved. In this contest one problem is evident: there is too much information available and with different quality. In most cases, high quality information is flooded by many other unsafe sources. Even the user can reach authoritative sources, their organization presentation is often quite confusing. For all these reasons a very sensitive institution, such as Giannina Gaslini Hospital in Genoa, decided to improve the diffusion of prevention culture with a cooperation project among ITC professionals, medical doctors and social affair experts. The main aim of this cooperation is to produce a web based – high quality tool to allow user to get selected information in many fields such as: chemical, physic and biological risk to exposition of dangerous substances, international, national and regional guidelines and laws, workplace safety, risk factors, preventive medicine, life style. In the present paper the ITC structure of the developed tool and the knowledge organization choices are shown.
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