SOURCE: MEDSEEK

December 05, 2005 07:00 ET

MedSeek Honored With Aesculapius Award of Excellence for Healthcare Websites for DrGreene.com

Easy-to-Use Website Showcases MedSeek's Tools That Enable Practices and Hospitals to Share Important Health Information With Patients and Their Families

SOLVANG, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 5, 2005 -- MedSeek Inc., a leading heathcare portal development solutions provider, today received the annual Health Improvement Institute's Aesculapius Award of Excellence for websites. MedSeek received the top honor for the development of the www.DrGreene.com website, which marries a wealth of pediatric resources and informational content with advanced website technology to promote children's health and well-being.

The DrGreene.com site is dynamically driven by MedSeek's easy-to-use content management system (CMS), SiteMaker®, which enables web developers and content managers to create and maintain robust websites. Developed specifically for online healthcare needs of physician offices and hospitals, SiteMaker creates the infrastructure to effectively connect patients, caregivers and employees through Internet portals, websites and Intranets. The online technology facilitates the ability to effectively share important health information.

"This is a big honor for both MedSeek and DrGreene.com," says Gale Wilson-Steele, CEO of MedSeek. "We are very proud to receive this award, which supports our mission to advance communication in healthcare through Internet technology, and which recognizes the passion and effort devoted by Dr. Alan Greene, and his wife and executive producer, Cheryl Greene."

The intuitive and content-rich DrGreene.com site, which attracts one million unique visitors each month, features soothing colors and easy-to-use navigation appealing to caregivers, parents and children. The site includes:

--  Daily articles
--  One-click home page access to key areas
--  Interactive "Fun Clinic" for kids
--  Quick topic searches
--  Chats with parents and experts
    
According to author, researcher, commentator, pediatric expert, and father of four, Alan Greene, M.D., F.A.A.P and founder & CEO, DrGreene.com, "After 10 years of providing this free public service, we're proud to be recognized by receiving the Aesculapius Award. We know we couldn't have done it without MedSeek, our technology partner. They provide a vital service that enables us to concentrate on our core health mission."

The annual Aesculapius award is named for the ancient Greek god of healing, and was established by the Health Improvement Institute (www.HII.org), a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, to promote informed consumer lifestyle choices and healthcare decisions. A panel of judges representing the healthcare, web publishing, and multimedia fields evaluated entries. Judging is based on factors such as usability, design, innovation, content and credibility; capturing and use of visitor feedback; readability and aesthetics; and performance objectives and accomplishments.

"Americans need reliable information about lifestyle and healthcare choices presented in an appealing way. The Aesculapius Awards are designed to promote and encourage excellence in the communication of good information about healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, healthcare treatments, and other health topics," said Dr. Peter G. Goldschmidt, president and founder of the Health Improvement Institute. "This year's winners continued the very high standard of creativity and quality that we have seen since the awards began."

About MedSeek

MedSeek provides hospitals with online content management technology for more efficient communication among institutions, caregivers and patients. ePlatform, MedSeek's own software application developed specifically for healthcare and the web, creates the infrastructure for more powerful Internet, Intranet and portal solutions. MedSeek, which has been recognized on Deloitte & Touche Los Angeles Technology Fast 50 list for four consecutive years, has more than 500 installed hospital clients including Henry Ford Health System, Advocate Health, Pediatrix Medical Group and the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more visit www.medseek.com or call 888-MEDSEEK.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jodi Amendola
    Amendola Communications for MedSeek
    (480) 664-8412
    Email Contact

    Cheryl Greene
    Executive Producer
    DrGreene.com
    (925) 964-1793
    Email Contact