HealthGrades is the leading destination for physician selection with more than 10 million patients visiting its website every month; more traffic than all the other provider ratings sites combined. The new HealthGrades Physician Portal is a platform that helps physicians, and their practice administrators, easily verify and enhance their data with personal and humanizing content, such as the physician’s care philosophy. This information is shared on the organization’s website through each physician’s profile, in search filters, and in compare modules. High-value, deeper physician information is the first step toward helping patients find the right physician and creating a strong patient–physician relationship that drives positive patient outcomes.
PatientsLikeMe is a heath data-sharing platform that helps patients share their experiences and manage their own conditions, while changing the way the industry conducts research and improve patient care.
Humedica is a next-generation clinical informatics company that provides novel analytics solutions to the health care industry. Humedica integrates clinical, financial and administrative data from disparate IT systems and then applies advanced analytics to define appropriate patient cohorts, treatment pathways, outcomes, and associated costs. Humedica MinedShare® can transform a provider organization’s immense reservoir of data into valuable, actionable knowledge, all within a state-of-the-art, HIPAA-compliant, and highly secure environment.
Healthline Networks has created comprehensive, data-rich online learning environments to help consumers research and make informed decisions about serious surgical procedures. Leveraging Healthline’s Medically Guided™ semantic search, Healthline has incorporated CMS and FDA data to enhance their rich information resources (articles, videos, 3D animations, tools, interactive BodyMaps) and present consumers with the most comprehensive online surgical procedure resource available today.
Healthline Surgical Procedure Guides (SPG) analyze and interpret MedPar data to help consumers understand what events and incurred charges they can expect throughout each stage of the patient pathway — from preparation, to surgery, through recovery and rehabilitation. To personalize this experience, the data is immediately localized based on the user’s zip code. SPG also applies algorithms that process and summarize Hospital Compare data to provide consumers with “quick scores” that rank performance and charge trends for their hospitals against local, state, and national averages. FDA news and alerts for contextually relevant procedure data complement Healthline’s reference and education materials. Healthline’s SPG aggregates, examines and translates public health data into meaningful and user-friendly information to help consumers make more informed, confident health care decisions about serious medical procedures. SPG is the newest offering in Healthline’s suite of products – including Symptom Search, Drug Search, SmartAnswers and BodyMaps – decision support tools that reach more than 100M consumers each month when and where they are searching for trusted, credible health information.
MedlinePlus Connect is an award-winning, free service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that easily links patient portals and electronic health record (EHR) systems to MedlinePlus.gov, an authoritative, up-to-date health information resource for patients, families and health care providers. MedlinePlus Connect provides context-relevant responses for problems and diagnoses, medications and lab tests. MedlinePlus Connect supports the HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval (Infobutton) standard and accepts requests containing standardized code sets already used by EHRs. It is available as a Web application and as a Web service.
The SmartMenu Terminal is a self-service ordering solution for quick service restaurants. It allows your customers to quickly and conveniently order and pay using an iPad. For diners with specific food allergies, dietary preferences or health needs, the SmartMenu Terminal also suggests items on your menu that are appropriate. SmartMenu ordering terminals use theories from behavioral economics to promote healthy food choices at partnering restaurants.
Enter a food into FoodSwapper and the program will suggest a similar, healthier option.
EpiSurveyor is the most widely scaled mobile health application in the world, and is used by more than 4000 users in more than 170 countries. It allows a non-technical user to easily and quickly create and deploy a mobile-phone-based data collection system. More than 99% of users access the free basic version, which is subsidized by the upper level pro and enterprise versions. Data can be collected using Java-enabled phones, Android phones, Blackberries, and soon iPhones. Now also used for conservation, economics, agriculture and many other fields in addition to health.
The Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) is a new data catalog for demographic, public health and global health data. It was developed by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington to address a key issue for global and public health analysis, which is a lack of knowledge about data and access to data. The GHDx is the first – and currently the only – data catalog that focuses on health-related data on a global scale. They are making efforts to build the broadest and most in-depth data catalog, and aim to be the go-to source for information about data for researchers, analysts, policy makers and others in the global health space. The GHDx improves data discoverability by providing a user-friendly, validated and searchable data catalog for global health, demographic, and other health-related datasets, including censuses, surveys, health records, vital statistics, and administrative data. The GHDx also aims at improving access to data by serving as a platform for data owners to share their data with the public. All of IHME’s search results are available for download, and IHME invites others to distribute their data through the GHDx.
What’s Going Round lets users anonymously interact over health issues based on where they live, work, or go to school. You’re not alone.