Sepsis Alliance Given Award of Distinction for Best Site Design
November 21, 2011
Sepsis Alliance presented with an award of distinction from eHealthcare Leadership Awards for best site design in the consumer disease-focused category.
Tampa, FL – November 21, 2011 – Sepsis Alliance, along with 300 healthcare organizations, representing a broad industry spectrum, received recognition for its outstanding website at a special presentation in Orlando, FL, on November 9 during the Fifteenth Annual Healthcare Internet Conference. Sepsis Alliance and other winning sites, winners of the 2011 eHealthcare Leadership Awards, were selected from nearly 1,200 entries.
“This award comes at a time when Sepsis Alliance is working hard to raise awareness of sepsis among the American public,” says Carl Flatley, DDS, MSD, founder of Sepsis Alliance. “We know the importance of a website that attracts visitors and keeps them there, as they learn more about the disease.”
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. The best overall Internet site category, for example, had to pass muster on more than 40 factors.
“Using videos to tell the story of sepsis and how it can affect you is an important part of our site,” says James O’Brien, Jr, MD, MSc, an intensive care physician and board member of Sepsis Alliance. “People who have been touched by sepsis are encouraged to submit their stories to the Faces of Sepsis section, where visitors learn that sepsis can touch anyone at any time.”
The eHealthcare Leadership Awards program was developed and first presented 12 years ago by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, a leading industry resource published by Health Care Communications, Rye, NY. The Fifteenth Annual Healthcare Internet Conference was sponsored by Greystone.Net, an Atlanta-based strategy firm.
About Sepsis Alliance
Sepsis Alliance is a nonprofit patient advocacy organization in the U.S. promoting awareness of sepsis. Sepsis Alliance operates by providing information and education to raise awareness of sepsis and its devastating effects, So More Survive. Sepsis Alliance also provides support by giving people affected by sepsis a forum to share information. Sepsis Alliance was founded by Dr. Carl Flatley after the loss of his 23 year-old daughter, Erin, to sepsis. Her death in 2002 spurred Dr. Flatley to start an organization that would promote awareness of sepsis to both medical professionals and patients. Sepsis Alliance is registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and is a founding member of the Global Sepsis Alliance. For more information on Sepsis Alliance, please visit www.sepsisalliance.org.