Healthgrades Looks To Connect Consumers, Doctors With New Search Engine

Denver-based Healthgrades said this morning that it has launched a brand new, search engine aimed at better connecting patients with doctors--based on the expertise of those physicians. According to HealthGrades, its new search experience helps consumers find physicians, based on their experience in diagnosing certain conditions, how frequently they perform procedures, the clinical outcome of the hospitals where they practice, and patient satisfaction. The company said the new service--which is free--covers searches of 1,100 practice specialties and 600 diseases and conditions.