NATURAL HEALTH: Alternative Practitioner Center Launched
Healthshop.com the online health store and wellness destination site, has launched its Alternative Practitioner Center. The center consists of three departments including: "Find A Practitioner," a service that allows visitors to search for alternative health care providers; "Learn About," an in-depth guide to alternative care such as acupuncture, chiropractic, holistic medicine, homeopathy and naturopathy; and "Tools and Tips," a service that helps patients choose the right therapy and prepare for a first- time visit. The site has more than 70,000 practitioners listed who can be searched according to practice, state, zip code or driving distance. Each provider listed features a brief profile, contact information and in some cases, links to their sites (Blaze Co. release, 4/4).
A 'Strategic' Alliance
NotifyMD, an online portal that allows physicians and patients to exchange information, and eHealth power Healtheon/WebMD announced Tuesday that they would enter into a "strategic" marketing agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Healtheon/WebMD will use its direct sales force to promote the WebMD On-Call product, an online alternative to traditional physician communication services. NotifyMD will serve as the exclusive provider for WebMD's On-Call program (NotifyMD/Healtheon/WebMD release, 4/11).
Free e-Mail News For Providers
Healthcare Intelligence Network will provide a free e-mail newsletter for health and managed care professionals regarding industry news. The HIN Weekly Update provides current headlines in five essential areas: health care industry/managed care; health law and regulation; hospital and health system management; behavior health care; and long term care (Healthcare Intelligence Network release, 4/11).