ATLANTA, May 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharecare, a comprehensive digital health and wellness engagement platform, today announced that its AskMD app was named an official Webby Award Honoree in the Mobile & Apps: Health & Fitness category for the second year in a row. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, the Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including Tumblr founder, David Karp, Grantland's Bill Simmons, Lucky Magazine's Editor-in-chief, Eva Chen, Instagram co-founder, Kevin Systrom, mobile phone inventor Martin Cooper, and creator of the .gif file format, Steve Wilhite.
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“Honorees like Sharecare are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 13,000 entries we received this year.”
A recipient of two Web Health Awards and the Appy Award for Best Medical App in 2014, AskMD helps you collect information about your symptoms, learn more about common causes, and connect you to the doctors and specialists qualified to treat them. By combining an ultrapersonalized experience with the robust clinical decision support tool at the core of the app, AskMD allows you to ask a question about your health and immediately access trusted information that’s actually relevant to your issue, enabling you to spend less time wondering what might be wrong and ultimately get better more quickly.
AskMD is available for free download on the App Store and Google Play, and can be accessed via the web at www.sharecare.com/askmd.
Sharecare is a health and wellness engagement platform that provides people with personalized resources to help them live their healthiest lives. Nearly 40 million people have shared more than 5 billion data points about their health status and habits with Sharecare, which uses that information to create a comprehensive health profile allowing users to access all of their health resources in one place, and dynamically connect to the knowledge, evidence-based programs and health professionals they need. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz in 2010, Sharecare’s predictive and personalized platform is accessed daily by millions of consumers, including viewers of The Dr. Oz Show, patient populations of the country’s leading hospital systems and every Soldier in the United States Army.