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change:healthcare Announces Twitter Application that brings Healthcare Information and Costs to Consumers' Fingertips
Date:9/24/2009

Now, healthcare answers come in 140 characters or less from change:healthcare, a healthcare technology company. Which is a far cry from the nearly 2,000-page health reform bill the U.S. Congress has been proposing.

Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) September 24, 2009 -- Starting today, consumers can simply tweet healthcare questions such as "what is diabetes" to @askch and it will return a short description and a link to more information. Or tweet "cost of celebrex near 37209" and you get "average price of $163 in 37209" in return.

The engine behind this new Twitter application is Nashville-based consumerism company change:healthcare (www.changehealthcare.com), which uses the web to provide information to the public about healthcare, its costs and ways to save money. Company developers realized that the social media phenomenon could extend consumer information into the exam room, so they developed the first phase of what will be a much larger application that delivers accurate healthcare costs and information to consumers' fingertips within 60 seconds, helping them be more informed and potentially save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

Hey, when cutting the cost of healthcare, who needs Washington, anyway?

"It's not everything you need to know, but it gets you to a well-informed starting point when you want to make a smart healthcare purchase," says Christopher Parks, co-founder and CEO of change:healthcare. "If you're looking for information about the cost of a prescription your physic
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