Monday, April 25, 2011

MedHelp Reaches More than 1 Million Health Application Users

Author: Thuc Huynh, MD

MedHelp, the world’s most prominent health social network, has announced its recent achievement of reaching 1 million health application users since its launch in 2008. This makes MedHelp the biggest portal of self-reported medical data.

It has innovated the consumer health industry by giving people the power to have more active control on things related to their health. Over 12.5 million users turn to MedHelp every month to address their health problems.

With the use of highly advanced tools, MedHelp users are able to determine the exact condition of their health. Users also create their own personal health record which is easily accessible online. This pertinent information can be viewed by healthcare professionals which helps them get a better idea of the patient’s health history and general condition.

With access to a database of self-reported data, users are able to look over symptoms, treatments and medical reports with other MedHelp users to help gauge their health condition and determine whether they need medical treatment or not. It’s also very convenient since these tools can be accessed both online and through mobile devices. Users can check their data wherever they may be, so long as access to a mobile network or internet connection is available.

Through MedHelp, users are able to share their personal opinions on different ailments and illnesses based on their own experience and also get answers to questions of their own. MedHelp has medical experts who are ready to answer users’ questions in over 150 forums. MedHelp is also affiliated with 7 of the 10 best hospitals in the United States and has also launched a popular series of iPhone apps with the electronic industry mogul, GE.

This is truly great news for people out there who are concerned about their health. The timing is awesome as there are just so many things that could affect people’s health nowadays, like stress, pollution, the environment, among others. People now get a chance to actively participate in monitoring their wellness, and at the most convenient way possible. Indeed, with MedHelp, more and more are given the chance to immediately address their health concerns and live a more fulfilling life without having to worry about illnesses that can be monitored, even prevented.

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About the author:

Dr. Thuc Huynh is CEO of ScrubdIN, a startup company that aims to help health professionals choose their next medical app. Her main interest lies around how medicine can play a role with web 2.0 and social media. Dr. Huynh is currently Chief Resident at her Family Medicine Residency in Rapid City, SD and received her B.S. and M.D. at the Medical University of the Americas.

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