Dayton Physicians Network Patients and Caregivers Benefit from New Social Media Platform Developed by OMNI Health Media

Dayton Physicians Network Patients and Caregivers Benefit from New Social Media Platform Developed by OMNI Health Media

Dayton Physicians Network: Excellence in Cancer and Urologic Care

Fort Worth TX/Sun Valley ID– OMNI Health Media announces that the Dayton Physicians Network (DPN) launched a CancerConnect community to provide online support for cancer and urologic patients and caregivers in Ohio.

This community will be part of the national CancerConnect initiative. Research increasingly shows that cancer patients seek validation, information, and support via social media. Unlike other social media platforms, CancerConnect allows individuals to interact in a confidential, safe, and secure environment. As part of this program, members of the Dayton Physicians CancerConnect community can participate in more than sixty disease-specific national communities for individuals with similar interests. Cancer and urologic-specific groups are available, as are groups focused on caregiving, health and wellness, clinical trials, insurance, nutrition, and survivorship, all of which provide valuable support and education. Together, these elements of the CancerConnect platform offer an online destination populated with rich content to support the many ongoing needs of individual’s battling cancer and urologic conditions.

Since its launch more than 50,000 patients have joined Cancer Connect which is also available through Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Loyola University Medical Center, The Ohio State James Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and other leading providers of cancer care. Recently, a similar platform was launched for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: www.TheRAConnection.com

Dr. Charles Weaver, founder and CEO of OMNI Health Media, stated that, “We are excited that the Dayton Physicians Network has elected to use CancerConnect to support their patients, families, and those interested in learning more about DPN programs and services.”

Dr. Charles Bane, President of Dayton Physicians Network emphasizes that patients come first at DPN and CancerConnect demonstrates their commitment to the patients and caregivers of Ohio. “We are physician owned and managed, and we are proud to say our autonomy gives us the ability to bring the highest level of service to our patients,” stated Dr. Bane.

About OMNI Health Media: OMNI Health Media is a leading specialty publisher of health-related information with an emphasis on cancer, and on line applications and websites specifically for consumers. Established in 1996, OMNI develops and distributes multi-media health education content and programming, with an emphasis on cancer and women’s health. OMNI has developed over 200 websites and supplies educational content and programming to over 2700 physicians for use on cancer center and clinic websites, including CancerConnect.com. OMNI’s award-wining content programs reach over 1 million seekers of cancer information in English, Japanese, and Spanish each month. http://omnihealthmedia.com

About CancerConnect: CancerConnect.com is the leading social network for cancer patients, their friends, and family. This unique online application was developed by OMNI Health Media and combines a robust information platform consisting of current comprehensive information on cancer with a social network. It is populated with rich content to support the many ongoing needs of individuals battling cancer and is comprised of communities of individuals with similar interests in the area of cancer. The CancerConnect application is also available as a fully functional “private label” social network for people with cancer, their caregivers, and others who are interested in staying up-to-date about the set of diseases known as cancer. CancerConnect is used by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Roswell Park Cancer Inst., The Ohio State James Cancer Inst., the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and other leading centers. Learn more about how CancerConnect is making a difference in this recent blog by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. CancerConnect is licensed to hospitals and cancer clinics to enhance their Web sites, improve SEO, and allow cancer patients to be part of a social community without leaving the clinic. Disease-specific groups, as well as groups focused on care giving, health and wellness, and nutrition all exist to provide support for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer.

Contact chweaver@omnihealthmedia.com

About Dayton Physicians Network: At Dayton Physicians, we put the resources of our entire network at your fingertips, ensuring you get the highest quality, patient-focused care available. We offer the following services and more: Infusions & Chemotherapy, Imaging and Pathology, Research & Clinical Trials, Patient Education & Financial Counseling. With 36 doctors and 12 locations to serve you, we hope you’ll choose Dayton Physicians Network for Excellence in Cancer and Urologic Care.