HealthCare.com Adds The Miami Herald to its Care Provider Search™ Network

Miami Herald providing online readers with a fully-branded implementation of HealthCare.com's online healthcare provider directory

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HealthCare.com is excited to be working with forward-thinking newspaper publishers such as The Miami Herald

Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 31, 2008

HealthCare.com, Inc. (http://www.healthcare.com), the leader in local healthcare provider search, today announced a partnership whereby The Miami Herald Media Company, publisher of The Miami Herald and MiamiHerald.com, has launched a new healthcare provider search and directory powered by HealthCare.com which will be featured on the MiamiHerald.com's newly redesigned Health section. This private-label version of HealthCare.com's Care Provider SearchTM will enable the Herald's online visitors to search for medical and dental professionals, medical practices, health facilities and other health-related businesses in over 180 health and wellness-related categories across the greater Miami area.

Features of The Miami Herald's Care Provider SearchTM include:

  •     Search, by category or specialty or name of provider.
  •     Over 180 health and wellness specialties and provider types.
  •     License verification through dynamic links to the Florida Department of Health.
  •     Ability to filter searches by the users' insurance affiliation including 38 of the top health insurance plans in the nation.
  •     Narrow and sort results by zip code or city.
  •     Provider profiles features tools such as map, directions, and send-to-mobile.
  •     Ability for providers to claim their own profiles in order to add further information such biography, specialty, accreditations, videos and pictures.

In addition to the provide content supplied by HealthCare.com, providers across South Florida are given the opportunity to register free profiles with HealthCare.com and publish content about themselves on the Miami Herald's Care Provider SearchTM, and across the HealthCare.com Care Provider SearchTM network.

"MiamiHerald.com, as the premier information portal in South Florida, is pleased to provide these additional features and services for its online readers," said Joan Chrissos, Special Projects and Multimedia Features Editor of The Miami Herald.

"HealthCare.com is excited to be working with forward-thinking newspaper publishers such as The Miami Herald," said Howard Yeh, VP of Corporate Development at HealthCare.com. "Partners such as The Miami Herald are strategic to us as we create the most comprehensive online resource for finding healthcare-related services."

The healthcare provider directory is accessible through MiamiHerald.com's Health home page at http://www.miamiherald.com/health.

About HealthCare.com, Inc.
HealthCare.com, with its flagship web property at http://www.healthcare.com, features the web's leading healthcare provider directory connecting health consumers with healthcare professionals and healthcare-related businesses. In addition to operating a leading online health website, HealthCare.com has syndicated the Care Provider Search™ to leading newspaper websites, local media and health portals, allowing its partners' audiences to engage with local health providers. Syndication partners include MedHelp, AOL Health, Everyday Health and drugstore.com. For health professionals, HealthCare.com offers free profile pages, free email service, a blogging platform, and a soon-to-be-launched healthcare jobs search engine. For health consumers, HealthCare.com offers informational content through a health portal, health content search, health products and health medications. For additional information, please visit http://www.healthcare.com.

About The Miami Herald Media Company
The Miami Herald Media Company ("MHMC") publishes The Miami Herald, winner of 19 Pulitzer Prizes, and El Nuevo Herald, recipient of the Ortega y Gasset international prize for Spanish-language publications. Together, our newspapers are read each week by 1.5 million South Floridians in print and online at MiamiHerald.com and ElNuevoHerald.com. MHMC's newest website, Miami.com, is South Florida's most comprehensive interactive guide to local entertainment and attractions for both locals and tourists. MHMC produces content across all media, including video, wireless formats and radio broadcasts on WLRN/Herald News. MHMC also creates custom publications for hotels, airlines and other clients, as well as community, foreign-language and niche publications. For more information, please visit our websites: http://www.miamiherald.com, http://www.elnuevoherald.com and http://www.miami.com.

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