We are delighted with the outcome of the Health on the Net Foundation evaluation of ApexMD.com and pleased to be fully compliant with the HONcode standards.
San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2010
ApexMD (http://www.apexmd.com), a free search engine for finding and recommending specialist physicians, announced today it that has been evaluated by the Health on the Net Foundation and has been found fully compliant with the HONcode standards. The HONcode is the code of conduct of the Health On the Net Foundation developed for medical and health Web sites. It was initiated in 1995 and has since grown to become the most widely used and best trusted ethical and quality code for health/medical websites.
“We are delighted with the outcome of the Health on the Net Foundation evaluation of ApexMD.com and pleased to be fully compliant with the HONcode standards.” said Dr. Wade Smith, founder of Emphasis Search, Inc., owner of the ApexMD.com site.
ApexMD is a sophisticated search tool for finding specialist physicians at top medical centers. It is both a medical taxonomy driven search engine and a database of specialist physicians. ApexMD links thousands of diseases and procedures (along with their tens of thousands of synonyms) to over 500 specialties, subspecialties and areas of concentration within the practice of medicine.
The Health On the Net Foundation (HON) promotes and guides the deployment of useful and reliable online health information, and its appropriate and efficient use. Created in 1995, HON is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, accredited to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. For twelve years, HON has focused on the essential question of the provision of health information to citizens, information that respects ethical standards. To cope with the unprecedented volume of healthcare information available on the Net, the HONcode of conduct offers a multi-stakeholder consensus on standards to protect citizens from misleading health information.
Co-founded by Dr. Wade Smith and Dr. Janeen Smith, ApexMD is a search utility that provides useful information to patients, primary care physicians and other medical professionals who are looking to make referrals or find other information about highly specialized physicians at tertiary care hospitals and academic medical centers. ApexMD.com allows users to search for relevant physicians by entering a specific disease or procedure rather than just viewing a list of doctors grouped by specialty. More information about ApexMD is available at http://www.apexmd.com.
Janeen Smith Smith