More new stuff on the web for us patient-types -- wow, there's a lot of them!
* Last week over at Diabetes Daily, Elizabeth and David launched DailyHealth.net -- a new "health community covering chronic conditions, dieting, parenting, dating & marriage, yoga," and a whole lot more. Interestingly, the site will include some free promotional opportunities for doctors and other health professionals. If you'd like to promote your practice, go on over there and contact the organizers.
* HealthLat.com -- this is very cool! It's an independent consumer-driven patient safety report program for all sorts of drugs. Finally, a place where you can easily check other people's experiences, and report your own. "A highlight of the tool is people with multiple complications can get answers for highly personalized questions like this: 'How effective is Exubera for a woman around 55-64, 110 lb, who has GERD, is allergic to tree pollen, and is having a saddle nose now?'" Check it out.
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* Vitals.com -- a new online doctor evaluation service that will proposes to "streamline consumers' search for 'Doctor Right' to a matter of minutes." For the first time ever, patients will have access to a unified, comprehensive database "containing all the crucial information needed to make an educated decision when choosing a health care provider."
I like the clear & easy interface. I tried searching for endos in a town near me, and it worked extremely well. According to the press release, Vitals provides "close to 100 million data points on more than 720,000 active U.S. doctors... available at no cost to the user." Not bad at all.
* Zume Life -- a site focused on helping individuals with their health self-care activities. They're developing a funky product/service (pictured), which is still in the prototype stage, but you can read a little about it or volunteer to be a beta tester here.
Basically they're hoping to help people: