NEW YORK, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctor.com, the leader in cloud-based marketing automation solutions for healthcare providers, and Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, today announced a multi-faceted partnership that makes it easier for healthcare providers to engage more effectively with digital consumers. More than 30 million Americans visit Healthgrades every month to research, compare and select physicians, and more than 95% will make an appointment within a week.
As part of the partnership, Doctor.com clients in elective practices like dermatology, podiatry, and dentistry will be able to upgrade to Healthgrades Premium Profiles, enabling them to differentiate themselves to increase their visibility and engage patients through Healthgrades.com. As part of its Premium program, Healthgrades will integrate call analytics, patient experience surveys and Doctor.com's online appointment scheduling, which are managed and monitored within the Doctor.com dashboard.
"We've long recognized Healthgrades as the largest and most trusted destinations for patients to find care and we are delighted to be working with them," said Andrei Zimiles, CEO of Doctor.com. "Clients come to us to centrally manage all their online marketing efforts across every digital channel. Now that every facet of our platform is tightly integrated with Healthgrades, we are able to deliver on that promise at a whole new level."
"At Healthgrades, we are committed to improving transparency and access to health information," said Andrea Pearson, Chief Marketing Officer, Healthgrades. "Our partnership with Doctor.com helps their affiliated physicians enhance their online presence, ensure accurate profiles and enable online appointment scheduling, which in turn not only drives consumer choice, but leads to greater patient satisfaction and more meaningful connections between patients and providers."
"In just six months, we've accumulated more than 175 patient reviews thanks to Doctor.com and Healthgrades, and we receive at least five calls a day from new patients who find us online and tell us that our online reputation is the reason they'd like to make an appointment," said Dr. Shari Sperling of Sperling Dermatology," Our business would not be growing at the rate it is if it weren't for Doctor.com and Healthgrades."
Doctor.com is the leading provider of cloud-based marketing automation solutions built specifically for the healthcare industry. More than 20,000 providers rely on the company's services to acquire new patients, develop and protect their online reputation, and maintain a strong digital presence everywhere patients search. Solutions include ProfileSync™, a platform that automates the management of facility and provider data across the most popular doctor directories and local search sites; ScheduleSync™, which distributes a modern online booking experience to the same network of sites; and ReviewHub™, a point-of-care device that captures and distributes authentic patient reviews. Doctor.com was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit: www.doctor.com.