SOURCE: Healthwise

February 28, 2007 17:44 ET

Healthwise® Knowledgebase Featured on Eighteen Winning Health Web Sites

2006 eHealthcare Leadership Awards Go to Healthwise Clients

BOISE, ID -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 28, 2007 -- Eighteen organizations that host the Healthwise Knowledgebase on their Web sites were recognized by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards. The awards recognize health organizations that excel in achieving their business objectives through their Web sites.

Healthwise helps health organizations meet their business objectives by helping their constituents make better health decisions with evidence-based consumer health content. Seven organizations that use Healthwise content on their Web sites were recognized in the category "Best Health/Healthcare Content." This category recognizes Web content that is extensive, balanced, up-to-date, well-organized, credible, presented effectively, and easily tailored to individual needs.

Here are a few 2006 award recipients that have integrated Healthwise content on their sites:

--  Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, kaiserpermanente.org, was recognized
    with two platinum awards for "Best Health/Healthcare Content" and "Best
    Site Design," as well as a gold award for "Best Overall Internet Site" in
    the HMO/PPO/Other Insurers category.
--  HealthGrades received a silver award in the Other Healthcare Sites
    category for "Best Health/Healthcare Content," healthgrades.com.
--  Humana was recognized in the HMO/PPO/Other Insurers category with a
    gold recognition for "Best Interactive Site" and "Best eBusiness Site,"
    humana.com.
--  Sentara Healthcare, sentara.com, was recognized with a gold award for
    "Best Quality Communication" and a distinction for Best Overall Internet
    Site.
    
About Healthwise

Healthwise is a nonprofit organization that has been helping people make better health decisions since 1975. Nearly 90 million times a year, people turn to Healthwise information for help in making health decisions. Healthwise works with hospitals, employers, clinics, and health plans to provide decision-support and self-management information to the people they serve. Healthwise is leading a major change in health care to prescribe information therapy (Ix®) to patients as part of every health care encounter. To learn more, visit www.healthwise.org or call 1.800.706.9646.

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