2009 Web Health Award

PRESS RELEASE

For more information on the ESP initiative or any other medical communication requirements, contact:

Joan Meyer
MediCom Worldwide, Inc.
Phone: 215-337-9991, ext. 129
FAX: 215-337-0959
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MEDICOM'S EDUCATIONAL WEBSITE, EMERGING SOLUTIONS IN PAIN (ESP) CONTINUES TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN ITS FIELD
Morrisville, Pennsylvania - MediCom Worldwide, Inc., a medical education provider, is very excited to announce that their educational website, www.EmergingSolutionsinPain.com, has received a Web Health Award.

The Web Health Awards program is organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for consumer health information programs and materials. This web-based health award is an extension of the HIRC's 16-year old National Health Information Awards (NHIA), the largest program of its kind in the United States. There were nearly 1,000 entries in last year's National Health Information Awards from hundreds of organizations.

Joan Meyer, president of MediCom, was delighted with the announcement of winners this morning, "A panel of international health information and Internet experts judged our website based on accuracy, success in reaching pain management practitioners and overall quality, confirming that ESP is a robust, multifaceted educational and communications initiative designed to truly addresses critical issues for pain management and risk minimization."

Please visit www.healthawards.com for more information.

Emerging Solutions in Pain (www.EmergingSolutionsinPain.com) is a multi award-winning, web-based repository that provides multidisciplinary practitioners with scientific and clinical evidence, validated tools, and access to pain and addiction medicine experts to optimize pain management patient outcomes while minimizing the risks associated with prescription abuse, misuse, and diversion. In just three years, ESP has developed a loyal and ever-growing group of more than 6,700 multidisciplinary users who have integrated the site's resources into their armamentarium of practice supports.

"A vast proportion of Internet searches are for medical information," explains Meyer, "and the Internet offers health care practitioners the potential to access information at their fingertips and make medicine far more effective."

Bronwyn Boyes, manager for the website, feels that the success of ESP stems from unique relationships and insights in educating pain management practitioners that are earned only with experience, enabling the development of high-impact, effective educational programs that are based directly on practitioner input. "We monitor a range of performance indicators to make sure we are constantly improving the program we deliver. At present, site subscribers spend an average of 18 minutes on the site. When you consider how busy clinicians are, that fact alone tells us that there is both a need for the information and that clinicians are highly motivated to improve their practice."

Both Meyer and Boyes agree that the web resource meets practitioners' needs in a way that traditional symposia and publications cannot. "We are an 'on-demand' society. Meetings and publications will always be an important component in continuing medical education, but when clinicians need information to deal with a specific patient problem, they want immediate answers in an array of formats to suit their learning preferences. Emerging Solutions in Pain is a forerunner in providing current information and resources when it comes to appropriate use of opioid medications and risk minimization strategies," says Meyer.

About MediCom Worldwide, Inc. (www.MediComWorldwide.com)

MediCom Worldwide is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians, approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education to provide pharmacy continuing education, and approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing to provide nursing continuing education.
About Emerging Solutions in Pain (www.EmergingSolutionsinPain.com)

The Emerging Solutions in Pain program is a multimedia initiative currently consisting of:

  • A web-based resource that houses an extensive array of information, tools, and continuing education materials
  • A disease awareness exhibit program that travels to major conferences distributing information and tools, collecting feedback, and recruiting members
  • Accredited, live symposia and educational activities featuring experts in clinical practice
  • A print monograph series, distributed in conjunction with leading pain publications

Website: www.MediComWorldwide.com