Patient Power Earns Communiqué Award for Excellence in Digital Communications

 

Seattle, Washington (July 11, 2016) -- Patient Power, an online provider of cutting-edge information about cancer, won a Communiqué Award for Excellence in Digital Communications in London last week. Presented by the U.K.-based PMGroup, the awards recognize and commend excellence and best practice in local, European, and international healthcare communications.

Patient Power has “created something very smart with good thinking on what content and channels they need, which they then followed through by producing a valuable and nicely designed resource for patients that clearly conveys its credibility,” commented the judges.

Founded in 2005, Patient Power provides breaking news digital content from renowned experts and experienced people with cancer and their loved ones via patientpower.info and patientpower.eu. In total, they have produced more than 2,000 educational videos and some 3,000 audio programs. In the last 12 months, patientpower.info has been visited almost 600,000 times by visitors in 159 countries. Additionally, Patient Power videos have been viewed almost 2.3 million times—often by physicians—on a partner site, OncologyTube.com. A growing audience, about 20 percent, come to Patient Power content from outside the U.S. as more cancer patients, even from within “paternalistic” government healthcare systems, seek education and empowerment. Many leading medical centers and clinics in the U.S. and Europe—including MD Anderson Cancer Center, City of Hope, US Oncology Network, Florida Cancer Specialists, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ (London), Barts (London), and Vall D’Hebron (Barcelona)—have supported Patient Power either financially or by donating medical experts’ time for programs.   

“I am thrilled with the award. It’s recognition that the need for education and empowerment by cancer patients and their families transcends border. I am gratified we can use our skills in digital communications to make a growing difference globally. Clearly, we are all in the cancer fight together,” says Patient Power co-founder and two-time cancer survivor, Andrew Schorr. 

Stateside, Schorr recently served as an invited participant at the President’s Cancer Panel’s Workshop on Access to and Cost of Cancer Drugs in a Changing Healthcare Landscape in New York City. He and his wife, Esther, also attended Vice President Joe Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, D.C., and are assisting both government and the medical industry to more clearly hear the voice of patients.

For more information, contact Gail Zyla, Patient Power Media Relations Associate, 781-721-3414, gail@zyla.com.

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