HealthGrades Announces Launch of New Physician Web Portal

HealthGrades Announces Launch of New Physician Web Portal











Denver, Colo. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 13, 2011

HealthGrades, the leading online destination for patients researching and selecting physicians, announced today the launch of a new web-based tool that empowers physicians and practice administrators to take control of their online reputation. This free, secure web application encourages ongoing physician engagement to verify and modify the information HealthGrades makes public in more than 750,000 online physician profiles. The HealthGrades Physician & Provider Portal is being officially unveiled at this week’s American Medical Group Association (AMGA) annual conference in Washington D.C.

“As a physician, I understand the professional challenge doctors face in managing online information,” said Dr. Rick May, HealthGrades Vice President of clinical quality services. “But public reporting is here to stay and will likely only increase in scope. It is time physicians leveraged the power of the web to benefit their patients and their practice. As the most heavily trafficked physician search site, HealthGrades is uniquely positioned to help.”

HealthGrades’ enhanced Portal is designed to enable physicians to take control of their online reputation, offering them the opportunity to respond publicly to patient satisfaction ratings, and assisting doctors in actively attracting the most appropriate patients. For example, adding customized and detailed information about medical areas of expertise, and a brief description of practice style helps patients better match with the right physician who meets their specific needs and expectations. Recent research has shown that the physician-patient relationship is strengthened when patients see themselves as similar to their physicians in personal beliefs, values, and communication, ultimately leading to better diagnoses and improved health outcomes.

HealthGrades is the most highly trafficked physician search site and helps 100 million patient visitors a year – more than all other provider ratings sites combined. Patients search more than 12 million HealthGrades physician profiles monthly and HealthGrades’ web properties are recognized by comScore as one of the top five health information destinations. Updates to doctors’ online profiles are shared across numerous online consumer web properties through relationships with Google, Bing and other health content distributors.

HealthGrades’ new, free physician Portal offers physicians:


The ability to edit existing information and enhance their profile with a photo or video; custom description of practice philosophy, specific areas of research or interest, procedures performed, conditions treated, and hospital affiliations

The option to respond publicly to patient satisfaction survey results

Tools to help practices collect more patient experience feedback

Customized reports about profile activity, including patient satisfaction and patient search     volume with peer comparisons

About HealthGrades

HealthGrades is America’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes. HealthGrades’ online properties are the nation’s leading destination for physician search and empower more than 200 million consumers annually to make informed healthcare decisions.

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Think-Outside-the-Book Publishing Launches New Portal Website that Reveals Startling Discoveries in Alternative Health and Wellness

Think-Outside-the-Book Publishing Launches New Portal Website that Reveals Startling Discoveries in Alternative Health and Wellness











“Top 5 Underground Health Secrets You Never Knew Before”

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2011

Mark Cranston is a 55-year-old man who spends more money on alternative medicine — such as fish oil, glucosamine and echinacea — than he spends out-of-pocket for prescription drugs. He’s not alone. Think-Outside-the-Book-Publishing researched and found consumer spending on alternative therapies has swelled to $ 460 billion, growing tenfold in the last 10 years. Additionally, there are presently 420 million visits to alternative health practitioners per year compared to 350 million visits to medical doctors.

The burgeoning demand for alternative medicine has spawned an industry of companies, entrepreneurs, alternative health providers and vendors selling a dizzying array of nutritional supplements, herbs and therapies to an insatiable public. Some of these products and therapies are scientifically proven to be efficacious, and others are questionable, at best.

To help consumers make informed decisions about their options in the world of alternative medicine, where conflicting information and marketing factoids and half-truths abound, Think-Outside-the-Book Publishing has recently launched the UndergroundHealthReporter.com portal website.

UndergroundHealthReporter.com emerged as a natural extension of the popular Underground Health Reporter weekly e-newsletter, which has 250,000 loyal subscribers from all over the world. The new portal website is designed to be a daily destination for discovering little-known, cutting-edge — sometimes unconventional and always startling — information in the field of health and wellness.

“Every alternative therapy and health breakthrough presented in the pages of this site has been thoroughly researched and verified for its effectiveness before it was allowed to be featured here,” says Danica Collins, editor of both the weekly e-newsletter and the portal website. “Because we’re publishers of health and wellness publications, and not vendors of alternative health supplements, we’re able to present unbiased information that enables readers to make better choices when it comes to their health.”

UndergroundHealthReporter.com is also a health community where users can share ideas, opinions, personal experiences, and health resources relating to alternative health.

To commemorate the official launch of the health and wellness portal, Think-Outside-the-Book Publishing is offering visitors a free sampler consisting of 5 of the most sought-after reports from its treasury of little-known health discoveries. The 5 reports, compiled into a downloadable e-book, provide a taste of the startling revelations that the portal website dishes out every day.

The free e-book, titled “Top 5 Underground Health Secrets You Never Knew Before” includes the following reports: How to Make a Cancer Tumor Dissolve in 40 Seconds … Why Drinking the Juice of this Young Grass May Turn Gray Hair Back to Its Natural Color … A Mushroom That Cures Cancer and AIDS … How to Make Your Cells Grow Younger … and Rub Your Stomach Away in 2 Minutes a Day. The URL of the portal website is http://www.UndergroundHealthReporter.com.

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