AACC’s public resource on lab testing, Lab Tests Online, has been honored with a 2016 Digital Health Award, which recognizes the world’s best digital health resources. Lab Tests Online was a merit winner in the website category of web-based digital health for consumers produced by associations/professional societies or non-profits. Lab Tests Online was acknowledged from among nearly 500 entrants.
The honor adds to Lab Tests Online’s accolades, and represents its fifteenth award in as many years. Previously, Lab Tests Online has been recognized for excellence in health communications, for its website, and its writing.
The Digital Health Awards is organized by the Health Information Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. Each year, hundreds of local, state, and national health-related organizations and companies enter the competition.
A panel of health technology professionals reviewed entries based on content, format, success in reaching the targeted health audience, and overall quality, rating each entry on a scale of 1 to 100 points.
Established in 2001, Lab Tests Online is a health information web resource designed to help patients, caregivers, and medical professionals understand the many lab tests that are a vital part of medical care. Laboratory professionals, who are experts in the field, develop and review all content, including articles on lab tests, conditions/diseases, screening, clinical laboratory topics, and lab test news.
Lab Tests Online is available in 14 languages through 17 country sites. The content on each site is translated and adapted to policy and practice specific to that country. Countries with Lab Tests Online sites include the United States/Canada, Australasia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Korea, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.