SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new concept aiming to help empower patients to make better-informed decisions about their healthcare, newly launched beta-version website Medulous.com allows patients and health professionals to write reviews for medical treatments online. By facilitating the exchange of information between patients and physicians, Medulous helps users avoid unnecessary and dangerous treatments.
Designed and built by industry-leading healthcare web development agency Medical Web Experts, Medulous.com offers patients an innovative way to share their experiences with any medical treatment, procedure, or medication online by writing a review and rating the efficacy of the treatment. The site offers accounts for both patients and medical professionals, and physicians who use the site have the opportunity to review treatments and offer their medical opinion.
In addition to offering patients a way to voice their opinion and share their experience, reviews on the site serve as a resource for patients researching their treatment options. By reading reviews, Medulous users have the opportunity to make choices based on what's actually working for other patients in their situation.
Being fully informed also arms patients with the knowledge and confidence to have constructive conversations with their physicians about their care. As research statistics presented on the site's homepage show, a staggering percentage of medical procedures are unnecessary (90% of hysterectomies performed each year, for example) – and Medulous founder and health IT pioneer John Deutsch hopes that the site will help patients in a time when the healthcare system proves to be increasingly unstable. "Patient empowerment is the only cure to our broken healthcare system," says Deutsch. "We set out to make healthcare decision-making much safer and more transparent."
In addition to patients, the site features a wide user base of doctors and medical professionals who weigh in on treatments and contribute to the daily health blog. Medulous offers a comprehensive, expanded profile option for medical professionals unlike any other online directory listing currently available. The profile provides more detailed information about the physician's professional background and experience, and it offers SEO-friendly links plus exposure for their practice's website. In the future, the expanded profile will feature a "Make an Appointment" button to allow potential patients to make an appointment directly through Medulous.com.
The expertise of Medulous developers Medical Web Experts, who have over 10 years of experience in the medical web development industry, was critical to the vision and development of this site. Well-versed in all major programming languages and technologies, the company was able to build the site to the exact specifications of the project in a search engine optimized design.
Medulous.com is currently live and in beta. Visit http://www.medulous.com/ to sign up, write a review, or learn more.
About Medical Web Experts
Founded in 2003, Medical Web Experts specializes in custom web design, development, programming and marketing for medical organizations, hospitals, and practices. For more information, visit http://www.medicalwebexperts.com/.
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