Company: iHealthSpot Inc. Margate, FL
Company Description: iHealthSpot Inc. is a leading Web development, patient education provider building website and technology solutions for the medical industry. Our product enables medical practices to market themselves with a full-featured website including tools for online patient communication, easy updating, effective search engine marketing, and award winning Interactive patient education content.
Nomination Category: Company / Organization Categories / Innovation Awards
Nomination Sub Category: Most Innovative Company of the Year - Up to 100 Employees
Nomination Title: iHealthSpot, Inc. - Advancing Online Medicine
1. Tell the story about what this nominated company achieved since January 1 2009 (up to 500 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Be sure to mention obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made, and outcomes:
Over 150 million Americans search for Health information online. In many cases,
the information they find is tied to advertising or anecdotal and often
inaccurate. Physicians are notoriously slow to adopt technology, but as patients
become more web savvy and more interested in their own care, doctors must
embrace the web as a vehicle to educate and communicate with patients.
iHealthSpot was born when CEO Mary Hall suffered an injury in a car accident and
realized the abundance of medical misinformation that existed online and that
not one of her physicians had a website. Further research led her to find that
only 4 in 10 doctors had a website and in most cases, the site was poorly built
and did little for the practice. iHealthSpot has quickly emerged as a leader
that delivers a complete online marketing solution for physicians with features
designed for the unique needs of health care practices.
Since launch in January 2007, the company has built and hosts websites for more
than 1000 practitioners in 28 different specialties and not only provides
stunning website design and personalized content but cutting edge tools for
secure online communication with online appointment and prescription requests
online pre-registration, online bill payment and secure lab result reporting.
The iHealthSpot solution also provides an easy content management tool,
ezNetPublish? which allows non- programmer personnel in the practice the ability
to updates content themselves.
In addition, each website includes ongoing search engine optimization and
marketing and physician developed patient education that is written in
lay-friendly terms, complete with illustrations, video with 3D animations and
hundreds of pages of written content that is plugged into the website and takes
on its appearance. All of this is made available to doctors for a single
monthly fee, making it easy and affordable to have a strong web presence.
The company has won four consecutive ?www Health Awards? for excellence in
online patient education, two eHealthcare Leadership awards for its e-business
tools and two STEVIE awards; one in the Interactive Multimedia category for its
?Orthopedic Patient Education? and Most Innovative Company of the Year from the
STEVIE'S for Women in Business. In addition the company was voted one of the Top
25 Web Development companies in South Florida by the South Florida Business
Journal. The company continues to experience rapid growth even in the face of
tough economic times and employs a growing team of 30 professionals in its
As the need for online marketing tools expands, iHealthSpot has introduced new
features to enhance the user experience on physician websites. These include
search functions on every website, a ?share? feature allowing for viral
marketing, flash photo galleries, blogs, message boards, video players, email
capture, online newsletters and RSS feeds. iHealthSpot also provides Pay Per
Click advertising services and Social Media development for applications such as
Facebook and Twitter. iHealthSpot has become a leading all Interactive service
provider enhancing the doctor patient relationship and allowing for more
effective communication and better quality of care. iHealthSpot is dedicated
solely to the busy medical practice and has truly carved a niche in this growing
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3. Provide a brief (up to 100 words) biography about the leader of this nominated company:
Mary Hall has more than 20 years of operational, marketing, and general
management expertise with twelve years specifically in the Internet new
media sector. Ms. Hall is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of
iHealthSpot, and is responsible for coordinating the operational activities and
the strategic planning of the company, and for Marketing and PR.
After an automobile accident in 2001 left her injured and in search of
information about her condition, Ms. Hall quickly saw the abundance of
misinformation online and found that none of her doctors had websites. Since
then she has dedicated herself to offering the medical community an affordable
way to market online and is passionate about developing tools for streamlining
practice operations, educational content, and bridging the gap for online
interaction between doctor and patient.