FAIR Health Receives 2016 eHealthcare Leadership Gold Award

Recognized for Fifth Consecutive Year

On November 9, 2016, Health Care Communications recognized FAIR Health’s mobile app—FH® Cost Lookup (English) and FH® CCSalud (Spanish)—with a Gold award for Best Mobile Communications at its 20th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference, held in Las Vegas, NV. This is the fifth consecutive year FAIR Health was honored by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards. From 2012 to 2015, FAIR Health’s consumer website won awards in the competition.
A national, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information, FAIR Health uses its database of more than 21 billion privately billed medical and dental services to power its free website www.fairhealthconsumer.org (English) and www.consumidor.fairhealth.org (Spanish), which enables healthcare consumers to estimate the cost of medical and dental care. FAIR Health’s website complements the cost estimation tools with a variety of educational articles, videos and glossaries to provide consumers with fundamental knowledge of the workings of health insurance and reimbursement. FAIR Health also offers these resources as the mobile app that was honored in 2016 and is available for download through iTunes and Google Play. More information about the app is available here.

According to Health Care Communications, a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations were selected to receive recognition for their outstanding websites and digital communications. Winners represented 17 industry classifications, from hospitals and health systems to pharmaceutical firms and online health companies. Judges looked at how websites and other digital communications compared with others in their organization’s classification. They also reviewed entries based on a proprietary multi-point standard of Internet excellence. 
“2016 continues to be a thrilling time in healthcare marketing and ehealth, a fact plainly reflected by this year’s award entries,” said Mark Gothberg, eHealthcare Leadership Awards chairman. 
The healthcare sector has consistently recognized the importance and effectiveness of FAIR Health’s consumer resources. In addition to its multiple eHealthcare Leadership Awards, FAIR Health has received accolades from the White House, AHRQ, URAC, AppPicker, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and other sources. 
“An essential part of FAIR Health’s mission is to provide the public with free access to reliable healthcare cost information and consumer-friendly educational resources in order to increase healthcare literacy and help consumers navigate through their health coverage,” stated FAIR Health President Robin Gelburd. “It is gratifying to receive affirmation from the healthcare sector that our consumer tools are informative and easy to use.”

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