“Patients want to be more proactive and better informed when managing their healthcare. healthetreatment is helping achieve this goal by providing a community for the dissemination of important health information.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 22, 2011
healthetreatment.com, a social health-information website, announces the company’s second round of angel funding. healthetreament’s mission is to create an online community where patients and caregivers can connect to anonymously learn and share with each other to feel better. The funding comes at a time of significant growth for the one year old company.
“I am very excited to be part the patient empowerment movement,” said Patrick O’Brien, managing member of Patrick O’Brien Enterprises, LLC, which has invested in the angel round of funding. “Patients want to be more proactive and better informed when managing their healthcare. healthetreatment is helping achieve this goal by providing a community for the dissemination of important health information. The site has an important role to play in health care – and also represents a great business opportunity.”
Users of healthetreatment have contributed over 800 conditions, 1100 symptoms and 1000 treatments to the site. Members from six continents and more than 30 countries have shared their experience living with a health condition. Traffic to the site is growing quickly, with more than 50,000 people now visiting healthetreatment monthly to share information and learn from others who contribute ratings, reviews and comments. The site has an anonymous chat option that allows members to connect to discuss qualitative feedback related to their conditions. Visitors from Germany, Spain, France and Italy can now visit the site and find information in their native language.
Founded in February 2010 by a veteran team of online media experts with a passion for healthcare advocacy, the site is designed to empower patients to take control of their health. The site allows users to rate and compare various treatments for a variety of health conditions, from the common cold to pulmonary hypertension. This allows the user to become informed of all available treatments and to connect with others so they can have a proactive approach to manage their health condition.
healthetreatment is a privately held online media company that works with patients, caregivers, doctors, educators, and healthcare companies to collect and share information. The site was founded by a team of media veterans who saw the opportunity to harness the internet as a platform where people can share many different ways to solve problems and improve medical conditions. The site’s mission is to share insights and information from real patients, doctors and healthcare providers in a transparent way which can lead to better health and better lives for many. Start living better today, visit http://www.healthetreatment.com
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