In order to meet the changing ways that cancer patients access information and community a new mobile friendly version of CancerConnect was launched in January. The new version allows patients and their caregivers to access daily cancer news and other patients with a single click from their mobile device.
During 2017 the CancerConnect information resource and on-line community was accessed over 3 million times and for the first time over 50% of those accessing CancerConnect did so with their mobile device.
Overall 54% of all CancerConnect users accessed the information and support community using their mobile device. Traditional desktop computer access accounted for 36% of all traffic and 10% of use was via a “tablet”.
About CancerConnect- Patients Seek Online Support, Validation & Information
CancerConnect is a fully moderated online support community and rich information resource, providing patients and caregivers a trusted destination to learn about the management of cancer and a community where cancer patients both derive and provide support.
CancerConnect.com is the leading social network for cancer patients, their friends, and family. This unique online application was developed by OMNI Health Media and combines a robust information platform consisting of current comprehensive information on cancer with a social network. It is populated with rich content to support the many ongoing needs of individuals battling cancer and is comprised of communities of individuals with similar interests in the area of cancer.
About CancerConnect Private Label
A private label version of CancerConnect is also available for clinics and advocacy groups to support their patients, and improve engagement, retention and loyalty. Leading cancer centers and advocacy groups including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The University of California, The Ohio State James Cancer Inst, The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and other groups and providers support their patients with the private label version.
About OMNI Health Media
OMNI Health Media (OMNI) is a leading specialty Website and Application developer and publisher of consumer health information. OMNI has developed CancerConnect, theGIConnection, theRAConnection, and theSpineCommunity. These social communities can be accessed directly or used by gastroenterologists, oncologists, and rheumatologists to provide support and build community on their websites for their patients in a safe, secure, moderated environment.
Originally established in 1996 as a cancer patient education resource, OMNI has consistently expanded its platform by integrating technologic advances with its health information content, applications and services. OMNI has been recognized for producing award-winning, multi-media content which reaches over 1.5 million health information seekers in English, Japanese, and Spanish every month.
OMNI Health Media also produces and manages Women magazine, and The Web Chats with the Experts interactive series featuring thought leaders from institutions such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Johns Hopkins, Yale, and other prominent health centers.