Networks in Health expands global reach
Networks in Health has expanded its geographical reach by collaborating with three communities in Belgium, Russia and Turkey, the news reports said. The three communities will add 114,000 new physicians to Networks in Health’s current membership that comprises approximately 1.2 million physicians worldwide.
The new partners for Networks in Health was set up in 2011 by Doctors.net.uk, the UK’s largest and most active network of medical professionals to enable doctors to collaborate globally are:
Belgium Mediquality: This community has a membership of 37,000 health care professionals. It also provides online media for physicians in Luxemburg and in the Netherlands, which operate as BeNeLux.
Russia: iVrach: There are 65,000 doctors signed up to this community in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. It is growing rapidly and focuses on online education which has not been as accessible to doctors in these countries as it is in other parts of Europe.
Turkey: Doktorsitesi: This is Turkey’s primary community with a membership of 12,000 doctors and 1,200,000 patients. It was established in 2004. The organization is the primary community portal in Turkey and plans to launch a new portal offering more services and enhanced usability in the coming weeks.
Beverly Stainsby, International Account Director for Networks in Health, said, “We are delighted to welcome these three communities to our network. They will enable to expand our reach into other key nations.” Mr. Beverly also said, “By providing a single access point to an international physician audience, the network answers a real need for pharma companies and other healthcare organizations that wish to research and engage with physicians internationally.”
Networks in Health is an international alliance of online physician communities launched by Doctors.net.uk in May 2011. It offers clients, including global pharmaceutical companies and public health companies, opportunities to research and engage with medical professionals with these online communities. Networks in Health, which commenced with a selection of partners in Europe, before expanding to Latin America and Australia, also has close links with physician communities in Asia and U.S.