MicroMass Wins Merit from Digital Health Awards

December 2, 2017

The MicroMass entry for About Carcinoid Community was honored with a Merit award from the 2017 Fall Digital Health Awards.

The classification for the award included: Division: Pharmaceutical Company; Audience: Consumers; Classification: Web-based Digital Health; Category: Forum/Message Board.

Entries in the Fall 2017 Digital Health Awards were evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges. Using a rating scale of 1 to 100, each judge evaluated entries for content and design/creativity/user experience. The scores were then totaled and averaged.

Award curves were established for each entry classification. Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Merit awards went to the highest scoring entries in each classification, based on its curve. Classifications in which entries were sparse followed a common curve. Although an entry may have scored highest in its classification, it may not have received a top award.

The About Carcinoid Community is a forum where patients can share experiences, access behavioral tools, and receive support. It’s a place where patients can understand the true impact that carcinoid symptoms have on daily life to engage patients in disease education and reconsider the possibilities of symptom management.

The About Carcinoid Community is more than a resource. It’s a place where patients can connect. A place where patients share experiences, provide support, and see that more is possible. Patients can participate in active discussions that encourage them to participate, share, and gain knowledge.

The About Carcinoid Community Forum launched November 11, 2016. Since then, the forum has been a valuable resource for carcinoid syndrome patients and caregivers.

This is the 3rd award recognition for the About Carcinoid Community in 2017. Previously the About Carcinoid Community was named a PM360 Trailblazer award finalist in the Direct to Patient category. In addition, our client, Arpan Shah was named PM360 Trailblazer Marketer of the Year.

The goal of the Digital Health Awards is to recognize high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. The awards program is organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), a clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields.