SOURCE: Healthwise


January 15, 2015 08:00 ET

Healthwise Wins Gold and Silver Web Health Awards for Health Education Videos

BOISE, ID--(Marketwired - Jan 15, 2015) -  Once again recognized as the leading source of consumer health education, Healthwise has received three Web Health Awards for its videos "Quitting Smoking: The Rewards Start Now" and "Deciding About Herniated Disc Surgery." Twice a year, the Health Information Resource Center honors the best digital health resources for consumers and health care professionals.

Healthwise won for "Quitting Smoking: The Rewards Start Now," which received the gold award in the video category and a silver in the mobile video category. And "Deciding About Herniated Disc Surgery" won a silver award in the video category.

"These awards are a testament to how we fulfill our nonprofit mission to help people make better health decisions," said Jim Giuffré, Healthwise president and chief operating officer. "Our teams use up-to-date evidence-based medicine and proven health behavior change techniques. All of our educational assets are written in plain language, using our 3 Ps approach -- plain, personal, and possible -- which resonates with people no matter where they are in their health journey. What I'm most proud of is that every day we help provide people with the confidence and motivation to embrace a new behavior or make a decision that can lead them to better health," said Giuffré.

The winning videos are just two of more than 400 assets in the Healthwise® Video Library. Each quarter, Healthwise produces more than 20 new videos on the most significant chronic conditions and wellness topics. Our Video Library assets are prescribed by clinicians and care managers to help people manage their health, better understand surgeries and procedures, and make a healthy lifestyle change.

About Healthwise
Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. In April 2014, Healthwise merged with the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation to further advance the mission. People have turned to Healthwise information more than 1.5 billion times to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say "no" to the care they don't need. Healthwise partners with hospitals, electronic medical record (EMR) providers, health plans, care management companies, and health websites to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the people they serve. 1.800.706.9646.

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