FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wound Institute today announced it has been named a 2012 Gold Award Winner in the 14th annual Web Health Awards(SM) for its online Medical Education platform developed for healthcare professionals. Additionally, The Wound Institute Patient Portal, which provides educational resources designed for patients and caregivers, received a Merit Award.
"We are honored to have been selected for these prestigious awards recognizing our educational offerings for both healthcare professionals and consumers," commented Komel Grover, Senior Director, Medical Education and Scientific Communications at Healthpoint Biotherapeutics. "This is an important endorsement of The Wound Institute and our ongoing commitment to provide high quality, credible education to all stakeholders involved in the management of chronic and non-healing wounds."
The Web Health Awards(SM) competition is held twice each year––Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall—and recognizes the nation's best digital health resources. The 2012 Winter/Spring Web Health Awards contest received 600 entries; of those entries submitted for consideration, 7% received a Gold Award; 12% received Silver; 14% received Bronze; and 18% received Merit Awards.
Using a rating scale of 1 to 100 points, a panel of 32 health technology professionals judge entries based on content, format, success in reaching the targeted health audience and overall quality. Judging criteria include assessing content (60% score weight), as well as design/creativity and user experience (40% score weight), using the following parameters:
- Content Assessment: Health information must be credible/informative; complete; current; focused to the targeted health behavior; and content must be clearly attributed and/or conflict of interest free or resolve those conflicts to maintain objectivity.
- Design/Creativity and User Experience Assessment: Overall design and layout must be appropriate for target audience; visuals/graphics must be relevant to subject matter; and graphics must be complete and working.
About The Web Health Awards(SM)
The Web Health Awards(SM) competition is organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. Both the Web Health Awards(SM) and the Health Information Resource Center are independent, and not affiliated with any organization or company that enters the competition. Other well-known HIRC programs include the National Health Information Awards(SM), the National Women's Health & Fitness Day(SM), and the Family Health & Fitness Day USA(SM), as well as professional reference book.
About The Wound Institute®
Since its inception in 2005, The Wound Institute® has become the industry leader for interactive wound care education provided at no cost to its membership of over 47,000 healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers.
For healthcare providers, The Wound Institute® features comprehensive, research-based courses designed to accommodate preferences and workplace demands by allowing clinicians to complete courses at their own pace. The Wound Institute® partners with well-regarded knowledge leaders as faculty advisors to deliver disease-based education and other practical information. The Wound Institute® also serves as a conduit for CE/CME/CPE accredited education whereby users may choose to be directed to a third-party site, register and complete courses that carry the appropriate designation.
For patients and their caregivers, The Wound Institute® provides an online resource offering disease state education to empower them in managing difficult-to-heal and chronic wounds. These educational modules, developed in conjunction with the Patient Education Institute, are also featured on the patient advocacy site of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) online resource for consumer education called MedlinePlus. All modules have been written to meet Health Care Literacy Standards and are available in either English or Spanish language versions.
The Wound Institute® is made possible by the support of Healthpoint Biotherapeutics. To access any of the modules, register at www.TheWoundInstitute.com.
About Healthpoint Biotherapeutics
Healthpoint Biotherapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, cost-effective solutions for dermal repair and regeneration. The company's research and development strategy is centered on next-generation bioactive therapies for the treatment of chronic wounds. Currently marketed products include Collagenase SANTYL® Ointment, OASIS® Wound Matrix, OASIS® Ultra Tri-Layer Matrix and REGRANEX® (becaplermin) Gel 0.01%. Healthpoint Biotherapeutics is also committed to advancing the care and treatment of wounds through support of industry leading continuing education from The Wound Institute®. To learn more about this comprehensive and award winning educational resource, please visit www.TheWoundInstitute.com®. Healthpoint Biotherapeutics is a DFB Pharmaceuticals, Inc., affiliate company, and is based in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, visit the company website at www.Healthpointbio.com.
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