"We believe that we have brought the Healthcare Scoop full circle, balancing consumer feedback and opinions with a dialogue involving healthcare providers that, until now, hasn't existed," said Stump.
"Courage Center is an innovator in meeting the health care needs of this community, especially empowering those with disabilities to realize their full potential," said Jan Malcolm, CEO, Courage Center, which sponsors a profile page on the Healthcare Scoop. "That's why we're excited to be a partner with HealthCareScoop.com, a new chapter in web technology that helps people make smart health care choices."
The Healthcare Scoop, which was launched last October in the Minnesota market, now offers nearly 800 personal stories, covering over 600 healthcare topics from allergies to women's health, and referencing 320 clinics, hospitals and organizations and over 400 physicians and healthcare professionals across the nation, according to Stump.
"The Healthcare Scoop acknowledges the value of personal references and viewpoints about what's working well in healthcare today and where there is room for improvement in the future," she said. "The diverse set of premier healthcare organizations and patient audiences represented among our initial launch partners confirms the broad appeal of connecting with consumers in a new way across all types of healthcare services."
"Our launch partners -- Courage Center, Mayo Clinic, The Emily Program,
Physician Neck and Back Clinics and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
-- are true pioneers in this Health 2.0 phenomenon. By sponsoring profile
pages and sharing their perspectives, they're joining the dialogue with
consumers and encouraging their patients to post stories on the Healthcare
Scoop," she added. "We anticipate many more profile pages coming online in
the coming weeks."
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