Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 26, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- HealthPro Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of “Interactive Referral Resource Maps,” a novel nation-wide resource helping patients and providers locate important hepatitis C services. Visit www.healthpro-solutions.org/maps
Andi Thomas, HealthPro’s founder developed this new tool because “People affected by hepatitis C, along with frontline workers, public health and medical providers need easier access to comprehensive referral information.”
Ms. Thomas acknowledges that while useful information is available online, different portals share different types of information. Her concept of combining and visually mapping publically available data from reputable sources such as HRSA Bureau of Primary Care, SAMHSA, CDC, American College of Gastroenterology, and CMS was tested in a five-state pilot project in late 2011 with very positive results.
By clicking on one of the state flags on the main map page, users can to see the map for their home state in a familiar and fully featured Google Maps display. All of the resource icons appear on the map initially but can then be filtered by resource type.
· Health clinic
· Support group
· Drug treatment
· Viral hepatitis coordinator
Each state map allows users to zoom in to find the closest resource location for their needs. When a user clicks on a map icon, a pop up box displays the name of the establishment or practice, the address, county, phone, and notes including scope of services.
HealthPro Solutions is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to assist people, and organizations that serve them, in promoting health and reducing the burden of chronic disease. HealthPro is a successor organization to Hep-C ALERT (1997 -2011), formed to continue and expand the reach of its strongest programs.