Online Patient Communities Pick 7 Top Healthcare Organizations

The first ever Community Choice Awards recognize organizations for engagement and commitment to patients

Online Patient Communities Pick 7 Top Healthcare Organizations

<0> WEGO HealthJennifer Do, 617-863-7745 </0>

The winners of the first Community Choice Awards, organized by , , and the , were announced yesterday at the Digital Pharma East Conference in Philadelphia.

The event recognized healthcare organizations, teams, and individuals that have developed a unique offering and provide tangible value to their online patient communities. The awards consisted of seven categories: Best Unbranded Campaign, Best Branded Campaign, Best Non-Profit Partner, Company of the Year, Best Mobile Health App, Best Corporate Campaign, and Community Hero.

The winners were:

The Community Choice Awards are a first in healthcare, chosen entirely by patient community members. The nominations were submitted by community members nationwide and the winners were selected by a panel of Health Activist patient opinion leaders. The judging panel included winners from the Health Activist Awards, another event hosted by WEGO Health.

“WEGO Health’s mission is to empower Health Activists, those influential consumers who are driving the patient-powered movement. The Community Choice Awards are a perfect way for active, engaged patients to recognize the companies and organizations that truly understand and support patients as a positive force in healthcare,” said Jack Barrette, the CEO and Founder of WEGO Health.

WEGO Health () is the first online home for consumer Health Activists, social media’s most active five percent, passionate about helping others lead healthier lives. Health Activists -- organizers, connectors, leaders and contributors -- meet at WEGO Health, then carry knowledge, content and relationships back to the health social web. In addition, WEGO Health’s Activist Social Network is the trusted community liaison to health companies and organizations, who engage the WEGO Health Activist Social network through innovative sponsorships, insight platforms like Truvio, collaborative content development and more. Founded in 2007 and led by online health pioneers Jack Barrette and Bob Brooks, WEGO Health gives consumer health activists a voice to industry, and helps the world’s top health brands support, navigate, and participate in the evolving world of health social media. For more information visit .