Newton, MA (PRWEB) June 21, 2005 -
The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for Web sites, today recognized PainEDU.org as Webby Worthy, a distinction made for the first time this year to recognize sites exhibiting remarkable achievement. PainEDU.org was developed by Inflexxion, Inc. (http://www.inflexxion.com), a research and product development company, and an established leader in developing healthcare solutions using scientific methods and engaging multimedia technologies. InflexxionÂs health initiatives have resulted in improved patient outcomes, enhanced customer satisfaction, greater consumer compliance and better decision-making.
Hailed as the "Online Oscars" by Time Magazine, The Webby Awards are determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, and fashion designer Max Azria.
"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding Web sites that are setting the standards for the internet," said Tiffany Shlain, creative director and founder of The Webby Awards. "PainEDU.orgÂs Webby Worthy selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."
According to Dr. Nathaniel Katz, Vice-President for Medical Affairs & Director of Pain Research at Inflexxion, Inc., ÂPainEDUÂs unique blend of rock-solid science and multimedia technologies has resulted in an extremely engaging experience for a diverse clinical audience, facilitating the delivery of critical healthcare education, particularly with respect to the responsible use of opioid analgesics. Thanks to Endo PharmaceuticalÂs ongoing support of this innovative program, PainEDU.org benefits a growing base of health practitioners and their patients across the United States.Â
The 9th Annual Webby Awards received a record number of entries from over 40 countries and all 50 states. Out of the over 4,000 entries submitted, fewer than 20% received this honor and were deemed Webby Worthy. For more information visit http://www.webbyawards.com.
PainEDU.org provides clinically relevant information on pain assessment and management to a variety of practitioners in the field of pain management, including physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and providers of hospice care. The site includes a free, fully accredited interactive course on pain management using a case-based approach; and all cases are tailored to meet multidisciplinary needs.
In addition, PainEDU.org helps medical professionals to stay current with developments in the pain management field, through monthly interviews with experts, access to interactive clinician tools, updated information from the National Initiative on Pain Control Â and links to the current articles & news briefs. The site also includes a desktop printable manual on pain assessment and treatment.
PainEDU is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Endo Pharmaceuticals.
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Emil Chiauzzi, PhD.