ATLANTA, April 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharecare, the digital health and wellness engagement platform founded by Internet entrepreneur Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz, today announced that it has been honored in the 20th annual Webby Awards in three categories: Best Health Mobile Sites & Apps for AskMD; Best Health & Fitness Social for Dr. Oz’s fan page on Facebook; and Best Celebrity/Fan Website for DoctorOz.com.
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, Executive Creative Director at Refinery29, Piera Gelardi, Musicians Questlove & Grimes, Head of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram, Eva Chen, Twitter Co-Founder, Biz Stone, Jimmy Kimmel, and creator of the .gif file format, Steve Wilhite.
“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.”
The 20th Annual Webby Awards mark the third consecutive time that Sharecare’s AskMD has been honored for Best Health Mobile Sites & Apps; and the second time that Dr. Oz’s fan page on Facebook has been honored for Best Health & Fitness Social.
Sharecare is a health and wellness engagement platform that provides people with personalized resources to help them live their healthiest lives. Nearly 45 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.
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