AACI is committed to improving the quality of medical information that is available to the public, patients and health and care professionals. The web is rife with unfounded and often harmful information regarding your health and welfare. AACI Medical Content Certification is here to provide “humbug repellent” so you may have confidence and a higher degree of reliability in your search for reliable information on a certified web site.
Medical Content Certification has been developed to encourage the dissemination of quality health information for patients and professionals and the general public. It also is designed to promote the latest and most relevant medical data through the use of the internet.
Medical Content Certification is a service provided to website producers so that their customers may have a high level of confidence and assurance that the content of their URL is valid. In this way, we help to assure quality and objective, transparent medical information for internet users.
Certification requires that certain “truth in advertising” standards are met. AACI Technical Committee will review and assess the validity of the client’s web site content and claims with particular emphasis on these eight categories:
1. Author and editor identification
2. Reference bibliography
3. Physician–patient ethical considerations
4. Use privacy
6. Risks and benefits of pharmaceutical products and medical devices
7. Advertising and marketing
8. Medical content review
Meeting the AACI Medical Content Certification Standard is an accomplishment recognized by our @TRUST mark of certification as seen below.