WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2007—Dorland Healthcare Information has identified Lab Tests Online as one of the best healthcare websites of 2007, and is including the site in its just-launched Dorland’s Healthcare Website Guide.
In his letter informing AACC of the site’s selection, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Robert Smith congratulated all involved on “creating and maintaining a website that has been researched, described and rated by our editorial analysts and advisory board as one of the best in your chosen field.”
Launched in 2001, Lab Tests Online offers patients and their families detailed information on a broad range of tests, and includes a survey of preventive screening recommendations from leading medical organizations. Developed by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) in collaboration with 16 other laboratory organizations, the noncommercial site has helped millions of users understand their lab tests, giving them peace of mind and helping them to talk with their doctors more productively.
Dorland joins several other efforts, including those from Health-On-the-Net Foundation and Consumer Reports, designed to help consumers find the most credible and accessible healthcare websites among the tens of thousands available on the Internet. Lab Tests Online proudly displays the HONCode logo, reflecting its adherence to the standards for website development established by Health-On-the-Net. Similarly, Lab Tests Online also supports the Consumer Reports WebWatch Guidelines to promote credible information practices on the web.
That Dorland selected Lab Tests Online is testament to the site’s broad support and the outstanding work of its Editorial Review Board, which brings the expertise of 17 laboratory organizations to bear on the content development. In addition, the Board excels at communicating difficult laboratory concepts honestly and compassionately, making the site more accessible to a wider audience.
Dorland Healthcare Information is one of the nation's largest independently owned publishers of directories, market research, databases and mailing lists for the health and managed care markets. Dorland’s Healthcare Website Guide is a series of books that identifies, describes, filters and rates the best websites on the 60 most common diseases and health conditions. An electronic version is expected to launch this year.