What is online reputation?

Online reputation is a driver for patient research in provider care. Without visible reputation online, no one will talk about you. Without an accurate reputation, inaccurate things will be talked about. With inaccurate information comes misleading conversation about a personal and professional brand among patients, families and competition on social forums, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Why is my profile created without my permission?

These aggregator platform profiles (Healthgrades, Vitals, Google Plus, RateMDs, etc.) are all auto generated and populated. They pull information from public forums and legally create profiles with your information – correct or not.

What are the top reputation websites?

Healthgrades, Vitals, and RateMDs are the top 5-star ratings and reviews websites that often show up in the first few pages of search-engine results. Yelp, and Yellowpages are also considered to be top platforms in this category, however less trusted sources when it comes to health care topics.

Maintaining online reputation reflects on GPS and mapping applications and platforms, such as Apple Maps and Google Maps. Correct information and data about your personal and professional brand online will result in better search results, increased consumer traffic and improved conversation among patients, families, and consumers.

Online Reputation Management at Boston Children's Hospital