COLOGNE, Germany, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether for doctor hopping or medical tourism, Europe is becoming increasingly important for health care. As a result, the German doctors' portal DocCheck is now cooperating with the European Medical Association (EMA). The aim: to improve communication between doctors and patient care providers throughout Europe.

Founded in 1990, the EMA is one of the largest European doctors' organisations in the world. It represents the European interests of over 50,000 member doctors from 27 member states and associated countries. The European Medical Association is a network which brings together colleagues from different countries by providing information and services. As a non-profit making organisation, the EMA is not influenced by financial interests. It aims to improve the quality of health care in general and medical working conditions in the European Community in particular. As such, the European Medical Association enjoys good relations with all the national medical organisations of the EU member states as well as international doctors' federations throughout the world.

The cooperative initiative between DocCheck and EMA aims to facilitate communication between EMA members, thereby making patient care services throughout Europe even more efficient. To this end DocCheck will make its DocCheck Faces portal available to all EMA members and also organise member surveys and an email newsletter for the EMA. DocCheck is the largest European doctors' portal with over 600,000 members. DocCheck Services are available in 25 countries and 29 different languages.

In DocCheck we have found a partner who, like us, thinks in European Terms, is how Dr Vincenzo Costigliola, President of the European Medical Association, summed up the new partnership. We are pleased to be able to offer our members even more services with DocCheck's support.

The European Medical Association is pursuing an important mission which we definitely want to support, remarked DocCheck's director Dr Frank Antwerpes. Health care provision is becoming increasingly international. All doctors in Europe must respond to this challenge.

DocCheck Medical Services GmbH

With over 600,000 registered participants, DocCheck is the largest and fastest growing business-to-business portal for medical specialist groups in Europe. The password system is used by more than 2,130 websites of market-leading pharmaceutical companies in Germany for access control. Online market research, e-marketing and Customer Relationship Management are the focus of interest for DocCheck business model. In addition, the affiliated DocCheck Shop offers all users an e-commerce platform for online purchasing of more than 15,000 medical supplies. DocCheck is a 100% subsidiary of DocCheck AG.

European Medical Association (EMA)

The EMA was founded in 1990 by doctors from 12 EU member states. It was established as an international foundation, under Belgian law, and pursues scientific goals based on its non-profit making status.

The EMA offers all doctors within the EU the following opportunities: - to participate in a medical network - to add a European dimension to their professional and social life - to play an active part in developing European health care.

Press contact

DocCheck AG, Tanja Mumme, Corporate Communications, Vogelsanger Str. 66, D-50823 Cologne, Germany, tel: +49-221-92053-139, fax: +49-221-92053-133,,

Press contact: DocCheck AG, Tanja Mumme, Corporate Communications, Vogelsanger Str. 66, D-50823 Cologne, Germany, tel: +49-221-92053-139, fax: +49-221-92053-133,