The Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) strives to promote health through research on effective communication.

Published on April 13, 2021 – Together with one of her former master students (Linwei He), ACHC-researcher Eline Smit recently published a scientific paper in the European Journal of Health Communication. Their study focused on the effects of the language features used in online medical consultations, a phenomenon which has become […]
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Published on March 31, 2021 – The way information is provided in decision aids for cancer patients, (online) tools to support patients in making an informed treatment decision, influences the effectiveness of the decision aid. New research has shown that adding animations and narrative information to these decision aids leads to […]
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Published on March 14, 2021 – Health insurance is there to protect people against the risk of high financial losses in case of illness. According to the marketing communication of certain healthcare providers though, being on health insurance is an exciting opportunity to get certain products and services for free […]
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Published on March 1, 2021 – Recently, ACHC researchers published a study in which they applied machine learning on online texts about early childhood vaccinations. Their research showed that computers can be trained to automatically determine whether online information is reliable or not.
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