Imedix.com is a social network for sharing health information and finding answers to health related questions. The site contains a great deal of health information on various diseases and conditions, and users can ask health related questions to a a large community of users. The site features support groups for a large number of medical conditions, along with other social networking features. The site has groups, profiles, friends, messaging, and questions and answers. The user's home page shows a list of featured questions and answers, featured support groups and support groups A-Z. The user also has links on their home page to their inbox, the member directory, most active members, their friends list, and all questions and answers.
Support groups include diabetes, fitness, diet, bipolar, ADHD, swine flu, depression, pregnancy and many others. Any user may start a support group around a particular health topic. The home page for a support group features the support group's community forum, group questions and answers, group videos, articles and group members. Users can search the site by keyword, browse groups alphabetically, or browse questions and answers by most recent. Users can also browse questions and answers by group or browse the group community forum.Show more screenshots »
Tel Aviv, Israel-based Imedix.com was found in January 2007 by Amir Leitersdorf and Iri Amirav. Amir Leidersdorf is currently CEO of the site, while Iri Amirav is president and Chief Medical Officer Tzachi Shahar is CTO of the site.
Competitors to Imedix.com include WebMD and Medicinenet. Both of these site provide information from health professionals, while most of the information on Imedix is contributed by its users. However, many users of Imedix.com are health professionals themselves. Imedix.com provides a better forum for users wanting questions answered by people like themselves who are dealing with a particular health problem or topic.
The Imedix.com site has a very Web 2.0 look and feel. The site is fairly clean and uncluttered, and page loads are quite responsive. The social networking features work well, and the site is very intuitive and easy to use. Advertising is displayed on the site, and is somewhat obtrusive.
Registration to the Imedix.com site is free and is required to use the social networking aspects of the site. The registration process asks for username, password and email address. Validation of the email address is not required.
A free account provides users with access to all features of the site and no premium membership to the site is offered.
Imedix.com is recommended to anyone looking for information on a particular health condition or topic. It is also recommended to those wishing to share their experience with a particular health condition or topic. The site has a large userbase willing to answer questions, so an answer to a particular question can usually be found quickly. In addition, the site's search features work very well, so finding an answer through a search query is usually possible.