Navigation Links
Benefitfocus(R) Healthcare Video Portal Merges Community with Credibility

icyou offers a free online healthcare video and information sharing


CHARLESTON, S.C., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Benefitfocus announced the release of the next phase on Beta site icyou ( which merges the healthcare video and virtual communities with credibility. This user-generated health video community provides the ability to post and search healthcare videos, as well as communicate with other users on important healthcare topics. Originally launched in September 2007, icyou already has hundreds of videos posted weekly and has rapidly become one of the most diverse libraries of online healthcare videos.

Built around common health concerns, such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity, icyou features a blend of amateur and professional video and is quickly growing as patients, caregivers, doctors and experts upload and share their healthcare stories. In addition, high-quality videos are produced and compiled internally by the icyou editorial staff who, to ensure that content is both accurate and reliable, work with medical editors and contributing physicians to review videos posted to the site.

"In this age of virtual communication, we've discovered there is a need for a portal that aggregates healthcare videos while developing communities that provide opportunities for people to connect on issues. There are many quality healthcare videos all over the Internet. Our Web site provides a place for people to easily find the videos when they need them. There are literally millions of people who are candidates for speaking out about what they are going through and what they've been through," said Nina Sossamon-Pogue, vice president, Benefitfocus Media. "A surprising number of people want to share their health experiences and icyou is the perfect place to do so."

The recent enhancements to the site are based on community input and surround the ease of use, video abundance and variance, and technical performance. Thousands of videos with added healthcare topics have been posted, editorial and physician consultant efficiency has been increased, along with advanced user interface and functionality that streamlines the site and allow users to imbed icyou videos and links on their own sites.

More than just an online community for users to upload, share and blog their healthcare stories, icyou has become a complete user-centered site where users are able to research information from healthcare professionals and fellow patients, and follow up on video coverage from healthcare events throughout the country. Next on the healthcare circuit, icyou will be covering the Healthcare 2.0 Conference held in San Diego. The icyou team actively participated and covered last fall's Healthcare 2.0 Conference in San Francisco where over 500 healthcare technology leaders from across the country came to discuss the most effective ways to impact, educate and inform consumers about healthcare through technology.

"The Web is continuously challenging the apprehensions we have," Sossamon- Pogue shared. "As part of the Benefitfocus Consumer Healthcare Group, it is important for us to work with today's healthcare technology leaders and continue to enhance and advance online solutions for consumers. icyou provides the online outlet to disseminate healthcare information shared at events, such as Health 2.0, to interested parties around the world."

About Benefitfocus

Benefitfocus is the leader in software and services for the healthcare benefits market. Through developing leading technology solutions, Benefitfocus allows consumers, employers and benefit providers to manage complex decisions in an ever-changing healthcare environment. Benefitfocus can be reached at 843-849-7476 or via the Internet at

SOURCE Benefitfocus
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Benefitfocus(R) Expands Reach to Consumers With ConnectYourCare Partnership
2. Benefitfocus(R) Unwraps First-of-Its-Kind Healthcare Media Studio
3. Prime Healthcare Services Enters Into Network Wide Contract With Aetna Health Plans
4. UPDATED: Catholic Healthcare West and SEIU Begin Negotiations for 15,000 Hospital Workers
5. Catholic Healthcare West and SEIU Begin Negotiations for 15,000 Hospital Workers
6. New Jersey Hospital Association Presents Awards for Commitment to Healthcare
7. Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Announces Major Investment in Pediatric Research as Part of 10-Year Vision
8. DURECT to Participate in Susquehanna Financial Healthcare Conference
9. Pinstripe Healthcare Group Adds Veteran HR Executive Warner as Client Services Director
10. 2008 Susquehanna Healthcare Conference to Webcast Millennium Presentation
11. As Healthcare Spending is Predicted to Exceed 4 Trillion in Less Than 10 Years, Technology will be Called upon to Stem the Tide
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... Debbie Vereb has been named the organization’s Executive Vice President of Operations, and ... hired to key leadership roles in the company. , Debbie Vereb’s appointment to ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... 13, 2015 , ... Curly Hair Solutions® is thrilled to ... an exhibition featuring the newest products and services to hit the market for ... more excited to unveil their recent partnership with Trade Secrets, a leading Canadian ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... , ... October 13, 2015 ... ... LLC presented results from GyencoloGeneTM, the world’s first commercially-available next-generation sequencing laboratory ... FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Vancouver, BC, Canada. ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... her award winning programs Elder Care Doula Training and End of Life ... elderly in a holistic model, physically, spiritually and emotionally. Based on her ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... Career Step, ... the release of its new Professional Medical Coding and Billing with Applied PCS ... ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code sets, earn the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2015)... 12, 2015  CME Group,s Center for Innovation ... of Theranos, is the 11 th recipient of the ... revolutionary blood diagnostics company, Theranos , to change health ... a new era of preventive care. CME Group will present ... Conference in Naples, Florida , on ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... 12, 2015 --> ... Review, H2 2015 market research report provides data ... by identifying new targets and MOAs to produce ... . --> . ... across 62 pages, analyzing 6 companies, 8 drug ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... October 12, 2015 --> ... on the global vital signs monitoring devices market in its ... Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015-2025." The global vital signs monitoring ... of 9.5% and 9.2% in terms of value and volume, ... FMI offers major insights in detail in this report. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: