Putting Cancer News in Context for Patients
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — 1-800-Oncologist, Inc. announced today the launch of its Contributing Expert program for oncology and radiology specialists. Members of 1-800-Oncologist’s national Contributing Expert network are key opinion leaders in the cancer field that help translate medical news into information patients can understand and act upon.
“We believe one of the keys to publishing relevant news and educating patients is having expert commentary from cancer specialists who are interacting with patients regularly,” said Donald W. Hackett, CEO of 1-800-Oncologist, Inc. “These cancer experts add main-street sensibilities to medical research, enabling patients to better communicate with their doctors.”
According to the American Medical Association, approximately 90 Million Americans do not fully understand the health information given to them by healthcare professionals. Misinformed patients cost the healthcare industry up to $236 billion each year.
“1-800-Oncologist’s patient-friendly news is reducing confusion among my patients,” said Austin Cancer Center’s Dr. Shannon Cox. “My patients can now find accurate health information on our Facebook page, Pinterest board and Twitter channel.”
“It is our belief that an informed patient is a healthier, less expensive patient,” Hackett added. “When patients ask more meaningful questions, they improve patient-provider conversations.”
1-800-Oncologist is honored to welcome the following cancer experts to the Contributing Expert Program:
Anthony Berdis, Ph.D., Keith L. Black, M.D., Adam M. Brufsky, M.D., Ph.D., Susan Y. Chon, M.D., Shannon D. Cox, M.D., E. David Crawford, M.D., James Farrell, M.D. , Edward Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D., Ernst Lengyel, M.D., Ph.D., Steven K. Libutti, M.D., Patrick D. Maguire, M.D., Atisha Manhas, M.D., Brian J. Miles, M.D., F.A.C.S., Christina M. Puchalski, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P, Fredrika Robertson, Ph.D.,Iris Romero, M.D. Gedge D. Rosson, M.D., Benjamin D Smith, M.D.
About 1-800-Oncologist, Inc.
1-800-Oncologist, Inc. offers appointment management and patient education solutions. The 1-800-Oncologist voice portal enables patients to easily locate and speak with cancer specialists. The www.1-800-Oncologist.com website publishes world-class cancer information and videos. 1-800-Oncologist is part of the Patient Conversation Media, Inc. network.
About Patient Conversation Media, Inc.
Patient Conversation Media, Inc. (PCMi) is a technology-driven media enterprise focused on the digital evolution within the health industry. PCMi’s cloud-based Content-as-a-Service platform powers its DTC web sites, publishes original content, distributes patient education solutions, and deploys a suite of appointment management solutions across Internet, Mobile, Social Media, and Telephony user experiences. PCMi’s national network of physicians, pharmacists and behavioral health providers serves as the primary distribution channel for its solutions. PCMi’s portfolio of owned and operated brands includes www.dailyRx.com,www.RxWiki.com,www.1-800-Oncologist.com and www.1-800-Therapist.com.
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