We also needed to ensure that we operate within the Health On the Net Foundation's principles, as we were recently up for recertification. Overall, I feel very pleased with the results. We were able to retain the fundamentals of the original version of the site while greatly improving the usability and community aspects for everyone.
Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) January 5, 2009
Newly streamlined Internet medical forum PrescriptionDrug-Info.com] provides even more support to prescription drug patients through their easier-to-use website. The enhanced online community now allows users to contribute their personal stories to the site, while an improved search algorithm makes searching by topic more precise and convenient.
As of 2007, 51 percent of insured Americans were taking a prescription drug to treat at least one chronic health problem (1). And because the number of Americans taking prescription drugs had steadily increased, patient awareness becomes increasingly more important.
PrescriptionDrug-Info.com, The People's Medicine Community™, is a comprehensive online community designed to link patients, care-givers, and others. Users can lend their knowledge with prescription drugs, share their personal experiences, as well as gain support from individuals who have taken or are taking the same medication. Patients who experience adverse side effects when taking medication can also turn to PrescriptionDrug-Info.com for alternative views. Although it is imperative to follow doctors' guidelines while on a prescription drug regimen, many patients seek external references to validate their experiences with medication and to learn more.
Improvements to the PrescriptionDrug-Info.com have made the online medical forum's collection of prescription drug knowledge more accessible and easy to find, according to Nick Jabbour, PrescriptionDrug-Info.com's leading designer.
"We had to determine the best way for people to both find what they need and be able to talk within the community," he said. "We also needed to ensure that we operate within the Health On the Net Foundation's principles, as we were recently up for recertification. Overall, I feel very pleased with the results. We were able to retain the fundamentals of the original version of the site while greatly improving the usability and community aspects for everyone."
About PrescriptionDrug-Info.com, The People's Medicine Community™
Built on the fundamentals of Web 2.0, The People's Medicine Community™ operates as a medium for individuals, patients, care-givers, and other interested parties to share medical experiences with one another. Online since 2005, it has grown to encompass hundreds of thousands of posts from people around the globe.
PrescriptionDrug-Info.com is a free service that allows visitors to share their medical stories anonymously. Users need not register to use the site, adding a level of privacy and comfort.
References: (1) http://medco.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=317
For more information about the prescription drug medical forum PrescriptionDrug-Info.com, please visit the website.