San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2011
MedHelp, the world’s largest health social network, today announced that since the launch of its extensive suite of online and mobile tools and trackers in 2008, the site has secured 1 million health application users, making MedHelp the largest database of self-reported medical data. A leader in the online and mobile health space, MedHelp has grown 12-fold since 2006, reaching 12.5 million unique visitors a month.
This robust set of integrated tools, which covers hundreds of conditions, ranging from wellness tools, such as ovulation and weight trackers, to condition-specific tools, such as thyroid disorder and autoimmune disorder trackers, allows MedHelp’s users to create a full, data-rich and comprehensive view of their health. This information is combined with medical profile information entered by the user to form a personal health record, which is accessible both online and through mobile devices, and can be shared with healthcare providers and caregivers, allowing for more effective communication and more active patient engagement during doctor visits. It can also be a very helpful way for a person to record and share health information after medical procedures or hospital stays.
With access to such a large pool of self-reported data, users are able to compare their symptoms, treatments and overall medical progress with other MedHelp users, allowing them to ask and answer questions such as, “Is what I’m feeling normal compared to other people with my health profile?” and, “What effective medications and treatments are other users trying?” And, with the ability to access these tools both online and from their mobile devices, users can actively manage their health on the go.
Along with providing a 360-degree view of 1 million application users’ health, MedHelp’s online and mobile tools and trackers are part of a more complete offering. As the pioneer in online health communities, MedHelp users are able to share personal advice and support in the site’s 300 condition-specific communities, as well as receive answers to their own personal health questions from medical experts in MedHelp’s 150 ask-the-expert forums. In addition, MedHelp has long-standing partnerships with the 7 of the top 10 hospitals in the United States, as well as a successful series of iPhone apps developed in partnership with GE.
MedHelp is leading the consumer health revolution by empowering people to take control of their health. As the world’s largest health social network, 12.5 million unique users turn to MedHelp each month to achieve better health. With more than 300-condition specific communities, 150 ask-the-expert forums, partnerships with 7 of the 10 top U.S. hospitals and a robust suite of 50 online health tools, award-winning mobile apps and personal health records, MedHelp is the savvy consumer’s health destination of choice. For more information, visit http://www.medhelp.org.