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5/31/11 10:33AM

InformedDNA Named 2011 Web Health Awards Winner

The Informed Medical Decisions, Inc (InformedDNA) website www.informedDNA.com was selected as a winner in the 13th annual Web Health Awards program. The competition recognizes the nation’s best digital health resources.

St. Petersburg, FL – May 31, 2011 – The Informed Medical Decisions, Inc (InformedDNA) website www.informedDNA.com was selected as a winner in the 13th annual Web Health Awards(SM) program.  The competition recognizes the nation’s best digital health resources.

InformedDNA’s “Empowering YOU with Independent Genetics Expertise” themed website received a Merit Award in the Nurses and Allied Health Professionals division.

“We were delighted to participate in the 2011 Web Health Awards competition, and were honored to be selected as a winner,” said David Patrick Nixon, CEO of InformedDNA.  “Our website is our front door for thousands of patients and referring physicians so it’s incredibly important that our site is appealing, informative and easy to use.  With our winning entry chosen from more than 500 entries judged by a panel of distinguished experts in digital health media, we view this as a powerful validation that we are meeting our website visitors’ expectations.”

InformedDNA is the nation’s largest network of genetics experts, providing genetic counseling services in all 50 states via its proprietary telephone and Internet service delivery platform.  The company’s genetic counseling services are a covered benefit with most commercial health insurance plans, including Aetna and UnitedHealthcare.

Genetic counselors use their specialized education in both medical genetics and counseling to help patients understand complex genetic information.  Genetic counselors also work with physicians to ensure genetic testing is used appropriately and the results are accurately translated into actionable prevention and medical management recommendations.

 The Web Health Awards(SM) program is organized by the Health Information Resource Center(SM) (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields.  Other well-known HIRC programs include two national “Fitness Day” events: The 10th annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day® (www.fitnessday.com/women) and the 15th annual Family Health & Fitness Day USA® (www.fitnessday.com/family).

Informed Medical Decisions is the largest independent U.S. provider of genetic counseling services, with a diverse team of more than 40 board-certified geneticists and genetic counselors.  In addition to direct patient care in most genetics specialties and sub-specialties, the privately-held company consults with employers, health plans, medical centers, ancillary healthcare companies, government agencies and laboratories seeking to better understand genomic health and its implications for their organizations and the healthcare system overall.