HealthGuard protects patients from medical misinformation

HealthGuard, a service of NewsGuard, helps patients, healthcare workers, and anyone involved in the medical field identify trustworthy sources of health news and information while browsing the web — and warns users when they encounter links to sites with unreliable health or medical information. HealthGuard protects patients from medical misinformation spreading online and arms health workers with an easy tool to address misconceptions patients may have learned of online.

With a browser extension, mobile apps, and digital literacy tools, HealthGuard helps patients, healthcare workers, and anyone involved in the medical field identify trustworthy sources of health news and information while browsing the web — and warns users when they encounter links to sites with unreliable health or medical information.

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Case study: Mount Sinai Health System provides HealthGuard to its doctors and patients

The Mount Sinai Health System in New York provided the HealthGuard browser extension to its thousands of patients, doctors, students, and health care workers to help them build health literacy and avoid health hoaxes. Read more.