YouTube announced it will certify channels that produce health-related content
On Thursday, the video streaming site YouTube made the announcement that it will begin certifying the channels of licensed health professionals who generate content connected to healthcare, such as physicians, nurses, mental health experts, and healthcare information providers. Producers in the health industry in the United States can begin applying on October 27 at health, youtube, and YouTube has stated in a blog that the firm plans to continue to expand availability to creators in other areas and new medical specialties in the near future.
When searching for health-related topics, users will now be able to recognize videos that originate from credible sources and health content shelves that highlight videos that originate from credible sources. As a result, users will have an easier time navigating and evaluating health information that is available online. Even though these features were only available to a small number of institutions at first, like schools, hospitals, public health departments, and government agencies, the company is now expanding the program and inviting health creators in the United States to apply to join.
In order to be considered, applicants are required to present evidence that they hold a valid license, adhere to best practices for the exchange of health information as outlined by the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, the National Academy of Medicine, and the World Health Organization, and maintain an active YouTube channel, according to the statement. The application of each channel that has been received will be evaluated in light of these standards, and the license of the healthcare professional who submitted the application will be checked. After this process is done, channels that qualify will get a health source information panel that shows they are licensed healthcare experts, and their videos will show up in relevant search results.