DENVER, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthline Networks and Visual Health Solutions and Denver's leading healthcare system, HealthONE, today announced a partnership to provide patients and physicians with Healthline's BodyMaps application via the HealthONE website, www.HealthONEcares.com.
BodyMaps demystifies complex aspects of health by combining Healthline's unique semantic taxonomy and Visible Health Solution's high-quality anatomical content into a unique interactive 3D experience for users to visually explore the human body, from its largest organ to its smallest bone. BodyMaps also maps thousands of anatomical and clinical terms to simple patient-friendly synonyms, making it understandable to anyone.
"We are thrilled to partner with the HealthONE system, an innovator in health education and patient engagement, to bring BodyMaps to the Healthcare Provider market where Healthline's products and expertise can help patients the most - at the point of care," said Dean Stephens, CEO of Healthline Networks.
"We [HealthONE] are excited to offer a resource like BodyMaps to not only our patients, physicians and staff, but to people around the world since it is a free resource on our website," says Dr. George Bussey, Chief Medical Officer, HCA-HealthONE. "BodyMaps allows physicians to visually walk patients through the diagnosis and treatment cycle."
BodyMaps allows patients and consumers to:
- View more than 1,000 anatomical structures in 3D
- Rotate parts of the body such as the eye, knee and heart
- Navigate all layers of anatomy
- Search using clinical terms or everyday language (for example, typing in "eardrum" will take you to an image of the tympanic membrane)
"As a Colorado company, we are very proud to partner with Colorado's leading healthcare system to provide an engaging visual health resource to HealthONE's physicians, staff, patients and their families," said Paul Baker, CEO of Visual Health Solutions.
Physicians at HealthONE agree that BodyMaps is an accurate and invaluable visualization tool to understand the human body.
One HealthONE physician compared BodyMaps' vibrant visuals to the popular cadaver exhibit: "Body Works"
Another HealthONE physician commented "If I had had something like this for neuroanatomy in med school, I might have enjoyed it more."
See for yourself: individuals researching health information for themselves a friend or family member; patients better describing what ails them when they're visiting their HealthONE physician; college students studying anatomy & physiology; journalists seeking to better explain a health condition for a related news story; parents talking to kids about the human body…the uses are infinite! View BodyMaps at www.HealthONEcares.com.
About Healthline Networks
Healthline Networks is the fastest growing provider of intelligent health information services, enabling 100 million consumers a month to make more confident, informed healthcare decisions. The company's proprietary consumer healthcare taxonomy, the largest of its kind, powers a suite of intelligent health search, content and advertising services. Combining advanced search technology with deep medical expertise, Healthline partners with a network of more than 50 trusted destination sites that include publishers, portals, search engines, employers and health plans. Headquartered in San Francisco and named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 in 2012, 2011 and 2010, Healthline is backed by Aetna, GE/NBC Peacock Fund, Investor Growth Capital, Kaiser Permanente, Reed Elsevier, U.S. News & World Report, and VantagePoint Venture Partners. For more information, visit http://www.healthline.com.
HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with 8,700 employees and 3,000 affiliated physicians. The health system is a Colorado company created in 1995 as a 50/50 joint venture between non-profit The Colorado Health Foundation (TCHF), Colorado's second largest charitable foundation, and various affiliates of Hospital Corporation of America (NYSE :HCA ). HealthONE is now solely owned by HCA after recently purchasing TCHF's shares of HealthONE.
HealthONE includes: The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza; North Suburban Medical Center & North Suburban's Northeast ER; Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center (P/SL) and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children; Rose Medical Center; Sky Ridge Medical Center; Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital; Swedish Medical Center and Swedish Southwest ER; 13 ambulatory surgical centers; more than 30 occupational medicine/rehabilitation, specialty, and outpatient diagnostic imaging clinics; and AIRLIFE Denver, which provides critical care air and ground transportation for an ten-state region.
Visual Health Solutions, Inc. (formerly Visible Productions)
Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., Visual Health Solutions is a multimedia communications company dedicated to advancing communication between patients and their healthcare providers; enhancing patient self-management and engagement; improving patient outcomes; and, reducing the cost of healthcare. Founded in 1996 on the belief that the human brain is better at understanding complex clinical information when it is presented visually, Visual Health Solutions has developed proprietary software that traced, stacked and rendered all anatomical organs, organ systems and regions from a database of sectioned images created by the National Institutes of Health – National Library of Medicine's "Visible Human Project." These accurate and detailed 3D digital models are the cornerstone of the company's expanding library of precise visual resources that make complex medical information easy to understand.