Healia, which I wrote about a few months back, is a consumer-focused health search engine which makes it easier to find healthcare-specific information. A new version of the software is being introduced, with the following added features:
- Enhanced the accuracy and performance of the filtering algorithms
- Additional filters to allow people to filter by the topic of the document when they submit a disease or drug-related search
- New “Suggested Result” feature from a reference site for disease and drug-related searches
- Detection of expanded equivalents to common medical abbreviations and acronyms (try searching on ACL or CVD for example)
It’s nice to see search engines like this which take into account the complexity of healthcare information structure and sources.