Washington, D.C., March 18, 2011 -- FierceHealthcare today announced it was selected as the About.com 2011 Readers' Choice Award for best Healthcare Industry News and Information website. The About.com Readers' Choice Awards honor the best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to healthcare, as selected by readers.
Fierce beat out stiff competition from runners-up that included MedPageToday, HealthcareITNews and the AMA's American Medical News.
"This year's Readers' Choice Awards program had a record number of nominations submitted across more than a dozen categories and featured hundreds of finalists," said Margot Weiss, managing editor, About.com. "We are thankful to all our readers for their participation and congratulate FierceHealthcare on its success."
"We're very proud to be singled out as the best go-to source for healthcare industry news and information," said FierceHealthcare publisher Wendy Johnson. "To be recognized among such 'fierce' competitors is truly an honor. We're grateful to be able to serve the hundreds of thousands of healthcare industry professionals--from health plan executives and hospital CEOs to physician practice managers and health IT leaders--who turn to us for their regular dose of industry news, information, analysis, commentary and exclusive special reports."
Published by FierceMarkets, FierceHealthcare is the leading source of healthcare management news and information for healthcare executives. Its eight digical news publications include FierceHealthcare.com, FierceHealthPayer.com, FiercePracticeManagement.com, FierceHealthFinance FierceHealthIT, FierceEMR, FierceMobileHealthcare and Hospital Impact.
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