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DOSIE Awards – 2 Canadian sites are finalists – Vote NOW !!
The Dose of Digital site is holding its 2nd annual DOSIE awards, where online healthcare sites are recognized for their contribution to patient healthcare, quality of information, and overall use of ‘social’ functions. The original list has been filtered down to 40 finalists, 2 of which are Canadian in origin: MSWatch and Accu-Check. Voting ends on Sunday June 26th, 11:59 pm E.D.T. It is really easy to vote, so please take the time to do so.
Of course, I am cheering for our Canadian sites to win.
- My fingers are crossed for MSWatch because they took a bit of a regulatory ‘beating’ for their original site, which they shut down and then completely revamped to maintain as much ‘social’ functionality as possible within the Canadian regulatory framework (sure they could have allowed free comments and continuously monitor and edit, but with a network as large as the one theirs, that’s not really practical for the company and probably would have ended up ticking off the site users also).
- I would also love to see Accu-Check win because the site is full of great content, and I really like how they include diabetes bloggers as part of the NEST widget, and their blogs is kept up-to-date with relevant content. The Accu-Check site won the 2010 DOSIE award, so it would be a great honour for them to win it again this year. Click here for a review of the Accu-Check site that I wrote earlier last year.
Although I like both sites, I don’t feel it is fair to compare the two against one another, as MSWatch is under much stricter regulatory guidelines than Accu-Check considering the types of medical products that they represent. Unfortunately, they are competing against one another.
Good luck to both, and don’t forget, go VOTE now !!!! Canada Day is just around the corner, so please give our Canadian sites a little push in this competition.