HealthGrades Honored at the 2012 Edison Awards

May 1, 2012

HealthCoach from HealthGrades recognized for positively impacting the lives of millions of Americans

Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 01, 2012

HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, has won a Bronze Award from the internationally-renowned 2012 Edison Awards. HealthGrades earned the honor for HealthCoach, a series of 20 condition-specific online medical assessments that provide individuals with personalized action plans to empower patient-physician dialogue and help manage a condition.

Each HealthCoach assessment is designed by physicians to model an optimal office visit. After an individual answers the same types of questions a doctor might ask about a specific condition, the HealthCoach delivers personalized information to facilitate a more productive conversation with a physician. HealthCoach assessments are free to consumers and accessible via computer, smartphone or tablet. They are available to consumers on HealthGrades.com, Better Medicine and several additional premier health sites.

“More than any year, this year’s honorees demonstrate the enormous value of teamwork, experimentation, consumer focus and market awareness,” said Tom Stat, Chairman of the Edison Awards´ Steering Committee. “It´s exciting to see companies like HealthGrades continuing Thomas Edison´s legacy of challenging conventional thinking.”

HealthGrades was selected among a record number of Edison Awards nominations this year. The distinguished awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring America´s drive to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. The Edison Awards are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation who select nominees based on the award criteria of Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact.

“We are pleased HealthGrades is recognized by the Edison Awards for our innovation and commitment to guiding Americans to their best health,” said Roger Holstein, CEO of HealthGrades. “We have reached a point where Americans now demand decision support before an appointment in order to get the most out of the short time they have with their doctor — encyclopedic information is no longer enough. Through our HealthCoaches, we are empowering patients to have a more meaningful dialogue with their doctors.”

The 2012 Edison Awards were sponsored by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, SCIENCE, USA TODAY, CSRware, and applepeak. For more information about the Edison Awards and a list of past winners, visit http://www.edisonawards.com.

For more information about HealthCoach from HealthGrades, visit http://www.healthgrades.com.

About HealthGrades

HealthGrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 200 million consumers use the HealthGrades websites, including HealthGrades.com and BetterMedicine.com, to research, select, and connect with a physician or hospital, and use its comprehensive information about clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient safety, and health conditions to make more informed healthcare decisions and take action. Find more information about our products and services at HealthGrades.com.

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