My Life, My Dialysis Choice (MyDialysisChoice.org), a free, online dialysis treatment decision aid, has received the 2014 GOLD Web Health Award.
Online PR News – 17-December-2014 – Madison, WI – My Life, My Dialysis Choice (MyDialysisChoice.org), a free, online decision aid, has received a 2014 GOLD Web Health Award in the Web-based Resource/Tool category. Developed by the non-profit Medical Education Institute (MEI), the tool helps people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) see how various types of dialysis would fit their lifestyle and health values.
Patients with late-stage CKD are faced with choices that will affect their lifestyles and longevity. “My Life, My Dialysis Choice helps CKD patients understand all of the dialysis options,” said MEI Executive Director, Dori Schatell, MS. “The method of dialysis has a huge effect on quality of life, and can influence a patient’s ability to keep a job, maintain a normal family life, and continue to enjoy the things that make life worth living.”
The 16th annual Web Health Awards honor the nation’s best digital health resources. A panel of 27 experts in digital health media served as judges and selected gold, silver, bronze, and merit winners from nearly 400 entries. To learn more about the awards, call 1-800-828-8225.
My Life, My Dialysis Choice is part of a 3-pronged effort by MEI to improve dialysis options education, along with the award-winning book Help, I Need Dialysis! and the free How to Have a Good Future toolkit for professionals and videos for patients.
About MEI: Founded in 1993, MEI is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with chronic diseases learn to manage and improve their health. MEI fulfills its mission by conducting research, developing evidence-based educational materials for consumers and health professionals, and advocating for patient-centered policies. MEI is funded through corporate sponsorships, fee-for-service contracts, product sales, and donations. Tax-deductible contributions can be made through MEI's website, www.meiresearch.org" target="_blank" class="highlight_link" rel="nofollow">www.meiresearch.org.