*comScore Releases Second in a Series of Reports on Physicians’ Online Behaviors from its comScore/ImpactRx Physician Behavioral Measurement™ Solution*
RESTON, VA and MT. LAUREL, NJ, March 2, 2011 – comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, and ImpactRx, a pharmaceutical insights company, today released the second in a series of public reports from the comScore/ImpactRx Physician Behavioral Measurement™ Solution, the only opt-in digital measurement solution that ties actual physicians’ online behavior to their prescription writing activities – all using an anonymized methodology. The report found that across all health-related categories, the majority of physicians’ visits were driven primarily by direct, non-referred access and natural search, pointing to the importance of building brand awareness and effective SEO strategies in order to reach physicians online.
“Reaching physicians online is critically important for the health industry,” said John Mangano, comScore vice president of health marketing solutions. “By observing physicians’ actual online behaviors, we are able to understand the inherent differences in how physicians research health content compared to patients. This unique insight into physicians’ browsing preferences represents vital information for any marketer looking to communicate with physicians.” (more…)