ATLANTA, May 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharecare, a comprehensive digital health and wellness engagement platform, announced today that its AskMD app won the Appy Award for Best Medical App for the second consecutive year. AskMD is a free app for iOS and Android that helps consumers organize information about their health, learn more about what might be causing their symptoms and connect them to the doctors and specialists qualified to treat them. According to the 5th Annual Appy Awards’ jury, “When time counts, [AskMD is] like a virtual trip to the doctor.”
The 2015 Appy Award is AskMD’s second recognition this month, as it was recently named an official Webby Award honoree in Mobile & Apps: Health & Fitness, also for the second year in a row. AskMD is available for free on the App Store and Google Play, and can be accessed via the web at www.sharecare.com/askmd.
In the Appy Awards’ Health & Fitness category, the Company also was named a finalist for its Android-exclusive Sharecare app, which provides real-time feedback on the user’s stress and monitors trends over time. The app does this by automatically monitoring spectral data alternations in the user’s voice during phone calls1, identifying fractal patterns and determining the user’s mindset and stress type – like worry or irritation. By increasing self-awareness, the Sharecare app triggers positive behavior change and helps to improve personal relationships, which will actually improve your health. The free Sharecare app is available for download on Google Play.
Produced by MediaPost Communications and held in conjunction with Internet Week New York, the annual Appy Awards are among the most distinguished awards in the app industry, dedicated to acknowledging creativity and excellence in app design across all platforms: mobile, social and web-based. Winners are selected by a jury of leading tech executives who filter through hundreds of thousands of eligible apps before announcing winners in more than 40 different categories.
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.
1 The Sharecare app does not listen to, record, store or analyze the actual content of the call; and the user can opt-out at any time.
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