SOURCE: Alijor

November 20, 2008 03:00 ET

Alijor Marks 3-Year Anniversary With New Features and Launch of New Health Blog

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - November 20, 2008) - Alijor, LLC (www.Alijor.com) marks its 3-year anniversary with a host of new features as well as the premiere of its new health & wellness blog (www.AlijorBlog.com).

Alijor is an online healthcare marketplace where patients and providers can connect. Founded in 2005 by Allison Guimard, the site offers patients the opportunity to search (and rate) local providers, as well as post their medical needs.

The site has grown tremendously since it first launched 3 years ago. "It's amazing to look back and see how far we've come," says Kristy Williams, Alijor Operations Manager. "It's really exciting that people are catching on to Alijor's concept and realizing how important price information can be in making their healthcare decisions." In the last year alone, Alijor's provider postings (which include specialty and fee information) have increased from 759 postings to over 60,000.

To celebrate the anniversary, Alijor is proud to announce new features, including:

-- Narrow Search: patients can narrow their search to specific procedures (such as rhinoplasty, microdermabrasion, acupuncture for weight loss, etc.)

-- Average Price Summaries: patients can look up average price summaries for certain procedures

-- Focused and Expanded Geographical Search: patients can focus or expand their geographical search area (between a 5 and 50 mile radius)

-- Save Function: patients can save (and rate) provider profiles, and share them with friends

Alijor is also launching its first blog, the Alijor Blog (www.AlijorBlog.com). In addition to highlighting company news, the Alijor Blog serves as an open platform for health and healthcare specialists to share editorials on their areas of expertise. Notable entries include a guest post by Steve Parker, founder of www.BreastCancerAwareness.com, and exclusive interviews with Harvard Business School economist Regina Herzlinger, and Robert Hendrick, author of "My Healthcare is Killing Me." "On Alijor, patients can connect with providers to address their specific need(s). Simply opening a line of communication between provider and patient is a huge need. Alijor facilitates just that and more," says Hendrick.

About Alijor: A Health 2.0 pioneer, Alijor connects patients with providers and encourages price transparency in the healthcare industry.

For media inquiries, please contact Termeh Mazhari at AMP3 Public Relations (www.AMP3pr.com), (646) 827-9594 or Termeh@AMP3pr.com

For more info, visit:

www.Alijor.com

www.AlijorBlog.com

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