Medindia was founded and is led by a team of eminent doctors and professionals. It was originally conceived in 1997 as the Medical Computer Society of India (MCSI), with the social mission of educating consumers about health and providing physicians and professionals with the tools to leverage technology and the internet to improve healthcare. In order to further MCSI's mission, Medindia was launched as a separate website in 2001, and has grown steadily since its inception.
It now attracts millions of visitors each month from over 230 countries around the world. Today, Medindia ranks among the top such sites globally, and ranks #1 in India and South Asia in the health category for both content and traffic.
Medindia's content covers a broad spectrum of health topics from A to Z and is updated daily in a variety of formats including - health articles, news, in-depth special reports, interactive health calculators, polls, quizzes, animations, slides and videos. Other topics cover areas such as lifestyle and wellness, diet and nutrition, as well as Yoga and Alternative Medicine .
In addition, Medindia has one of the most comprehensive databases of information on Indian drugs and pricing including data on both brand names and generic equivalents. The data is compiled and updated on a daily basis and is a great resource for both consumers and professionals. It also has one of the largest collections of healthcare directories containing names, addresses and other details of doctors, hospitals, chemists, medical colleges, pharmaceutical companies, ambulance services, blood banks, eye banks and NGOs. All information is presented in a user friendly and easily searchable format.
The entire website is available on both desktop and mobile devices including tablets and smartphones. The modern, responsive design of the site ensures a uniform viewing experience whether you browse it on a PC, an iPad, an iPhone an Android device or a Windows Phone The entire site is available on an iPhone and Android mobile app and has dozens of other useful apps on both Apple's iTunes and Google's Play stores.
For registered users the site provides several other benefits including the capability for individuals to update and maintain a comprehensive personal electronic health record, a "My Health Page" and use biometric health risk assessment tools. These are powerful self-management tools that empower consumers to better manage their health online.
Medindia's affiliated website Medwonders.com is a full featured social network for health and wellness that brings together consumers, patients, doctors, and healthcare professionals globally. It enables the community to connect, discuss, share, learn from and support each other on health related topics and issues. It also allows consumers and patients to get trusted answers and advice from doctors and medical experts. It truly brings the power of networking to improve health and well-being for consumers worldwide. Medindia is privately owned and operated by Medindia4u.com Pvt. Ltd. – with headquarters in Chennai, India and representative marketing offices in USA and UK. It is supported by an experienced team of physicians, content editors, writers, designers and programmers.