Supported by a medical advisory board Included League of Ivy doctors, Tell™ social media app provides physician-verified health information to benefit the general public and to combat the spread of health misinformation
CHICAGO, January 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Tell Health Inc. today announced the launch of its new social media app, Tell™, where only verified healthcare professionals can post medical information and interact with the general public. After more than two years of development and beta testing, the app is now available for free on the App Store and Google Play. Unlike other social media platforms where health misinformation is rampant, Tell™ verifies the credentials of all health experts before they can post content. General users, who can join the social media app instantly, can comment, interact and share posts from verified vendors. Healthcare professionals can apply for vendor status and post public content once approved.
Only verified healthcare professionals can post medical information and interact with general users on the Tell™ social media app.
“We are thrilled to fully launch Tell to help educate and inform people around the world with physician-verified medical information,” said the founders Nikola Nestorova communications engineer, e Alan Gaffney, MD, Ph.D., practicing intensivist and anesthesiologist, in a joint statement. “A few years ago, we saw a dramatic increase in medical misinformation online and saw an opportunity to improve people’s access to trusted health information. After working with world-class engineers and doctors from leading medical institutions, we created a safe community where healthcare professionals can share medical information, scientific discoveries and advice to benefit human health”.
“The medical community needed a space on social media where real, verified, practicing healthcare professionals could discuss the important health issues of the day with patients and with each other, avoiding the confusion and harm of misinformation,” she said. Christopher WorshamMDMPH, a pulmonologist and critical care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical Schooland a member of the Tell™ Medical Advisory Board.
“I applaud the Tell team for building this technologically robust platform for truthful medical and scientific information that can be accessed by users around the world,” he said. David BentremMD, a board-certified surgical oncologist and professor of surgery at Feinberg Faculty of Medicine at Northwestern University. “Health misinformation will continue to impact global health and it is important that healthcare professionals start sharing their expertise on social media platforms where more reliable health information is not alongside content from unverified sources.”
Signing up for Tell™ is free on the App Store and Google Play. Healthcare professionals are encouraged to join and apply for Verified Provider status. For more information on Tell™, visit say.health.
Tell™ is a social media app that connects respected and verified healthcare experts with the public to share their knowledge to benefit everyone, everywhere. Founded by a physician and an engineer, Tell™ is on a mission to be the world’s source of trusted health information while limiting the growing spread of online health misinformation.
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