"These are the experts to whom we, as doctors, would turn for advice," said Dr.
"There is an overwhelming amount of medical and health information online, but an absence of guidance in how to interpret it," said Dr.
The experts were selected by Drs. Snyderman and Love for their reputations as leaders in their fields, as well as their ability to translate complex medical information clearly to consumers. According to
BeWell features health resources such as: -- Access to trusted, well-known health experts who can clearly communicate engaging information and analysis on breaking healthcare news, trends and issues. -- Customized personal spaces to interact with friends, post news, join book clubs, save relevant articles on health, and display pictures and calendars. -- Moderated forums to discuss health-related issues important to members.
According to the Pew Internet Project in 2008, 75 percent to 80 percent of Internet users have looked online for health information; however, 60 percent of Internet users acknowledge that online health information can be inaccurate and based on misinformation or propaganda. The mission of BeWell is to ensure that consumers have a safe, communal place to manage their health, develop a network of friends who share similar challenges, receive guidance, and participate in healthy debates that explore more than one side of an issue. The experts also plan to leverage their knowledge to launch high-profile integrated education initiatives to redefine the way individuals learn how to live longer, healthier lives and lower healthcare costs.
BeWell was launched by LLuminari, Inc., a health media company founded by its chief executive officer,
The experts include: Dr.
SOURCE LLuminari, Inc.