RxMatch Inc. to speak at the 8th Annual Social Media Conference in Las Vegas on January 17-18, 2013
Kian Raiszadeh, CEO of RxMatch will discuss social media & medicine. Dr. Raiszadeh will explore the impacts of social media and will speak on how the rapid adoption of social media in medicine will revolutionize the health care industry.
New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that RxMatch will speak at the Social Media Conference in Las Vegas on January 17-18, 2013.
Kian Raiszadeh, CEO of RxMatch will discuss social media & medicine. Dr. Raiszadeh will explore the impacts of social media from both a physician’s and a patient’s perspective and will speak on how the rapid adoption of social media in medicine will revolutionize the health care industry.
There are 135 million Americans who search for health information online and over half of internet users feel that social networks have helped them make crucial decisions regarding their health.
In the past, physicians were known to be the primary source of medical answers but now the internet has extensive information. This data can be helpful and yet often times misleading, which is why RxMatch has created a network based on actual patient experience and recovery.
Registration to the 8th Annual Social Media Conference also includes attendance to the Viral Summit on January 19, which covers viral marketing strategies for rapid growth. Registration to the event can be found at http://socialmediaconference.com/register-las-vegas-2012.php
Patients who acquire a disease must learn to cope with the fear, uncertainty, and anxiety. RxMatch, a crowd sourced medical social network, is helping to alleviate those fears by providing meaningful insight to its users. RxMatch.com is an online resource which gives patients a way to connect with others that share similar traits and experiences to learn more about their condition in a safe private network. The system utilizes proprietary scientific algorithms to match patients with others similar to them. This gives patients a unique view into what to expect, various treatment options, and the ability to learn about options they were previously unaware of.
An important feature of this network, is the ability for patients to track their disease and overall health in a visual journal and follow their treatment progress. Patients are able to compare their recovery progress based on proven outcome measures, their comorbidities and overall health to others who have undergone the same surgical or non-operative treatment. They are also able to pass along their own knowledge and experiences, which in turn could make a difference in someone else’s life.
RxMatch is unique for many reasons. First, it takes the best and most useful elements of a social network and puts them to use in a very specific way. Secondly, the addition of physician oversight and monitoring ensures accurate and reliable information. And finally, validated outcome measures establish objective scientific data, which all but eliminates the Internet’s subjectivity of information.
One of the initial focuses of RxMatch has been on orthopaedic disorders, but the list of supported diagnosis is continuing to expand based on patient demand. Part of the beauty of the site is in the fact that the patients themselves will direct the areas of discussion and help to grow the database of information organically.
RxMatch already has over 1500 users and the community is growing at a rapid pace. There’s also a blog in place with a wealth of educational content covering many common diagnoses, various surgical and non-surgical treatments, and important medically related issues.
RxMatch was created by Kian Raiszadeh, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, and Houman Haghighi, a product development expert with a background in social networking products and software development. Kian found the inspiration for RxMatch in his residency training after recommending a patient undergo an elective surgery. The patient asked, “Can I talk to someone who has already had this procedure?” That simple question set in motion the idea of opening a dialog amongst an entire community of people with similar diagnoses to discuss different treatment options and their pros and cons.
For more information about RxMatch, including contact information, visit www.rxmatch.com
ABOUT THE SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE
The Social Media Conference is a leading event in the social media and social networking field. The convention and expo discusses business and enterprise social networking as well as strategic communications.
Attending the event are senior social media executives, social networking strategists, strategic communication experts and individuals from: venture capital, software, mobile, interactive marketing, widgets and other new technologies.
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