Lab Tests Online Wins Aesculapius Award


December 7, 2007

December 7, 2007--Earlier this week, the Health Improvement Institute (HII) announced that Lab Tests Online (www.labtestsonline.org) had won its Award of Excellence for health-related websites, one of five such winners in this years Aesculapius Awards program.

In making the announcement, Dr. Peter Goldschmidt, founder and President of HII, said, The Aesculapius Awards are designed to promote and encourage excellence in the communication of good information about healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, and health care treatments. This year's winners continued the very high standard of creativity and quality that we have seen since the awards began. 

A panel of judges, representing the health care, web publishing, and multimedia fields, evaluated entries. The annual award is named for the ancient Greek god of healing, Aesculapius, and was established by HII, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in Bethesda, Maryland, to promote informed consumer lifestyle choices and health care decisions.   HII also has partnered with Consumer Reports WebWatch to produce healthratings.org, a site that offers Consumer Reports-like ratings of the most-trafficked health information websites.

Dr. Goldschmidts announcement also included recognition of the North American Menopause Society, winner of the top Annual Aesculapius Award for health websites.  Other Award of Excellence winners include Diagnostic Accreditation Program (dap.org), the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (two sites faanteen.org and faankids.org), Home Dialysis Central (homedialysis.org), and Texas Heart Institute (texasheart.org).

Lab Tests Online is produced by AACC with content developed jointly by AACC, ASCLS, ASM, CLMA, ASH, AMP, ASCP, CLSI, CAP, CSMLS, CSCC, CLAS, NACB, the Joint Commission, APHL, and AABB.  Site sponsors include Beckman Coulter, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, Abbott Diagnostics, Spectra Laboratories, Inc., Athena Diagnostics, Fujirebio Diagnostics, Hycor Biomedical, ITC, Randox Laboratories, Results Direct, Sebia Electrophoresis, Shield Medical Laboratories, Sunrise Medical Laboratories, and Sysmex.  Congratulations to all!