, a patient community website operated by Quintiles, has received another honor.

The Web Health Awards from the Health Information Resource Center cited the Quintiles site for the second time in three years.

The award is for a video that focuses on Alzheimer’s disease and the importance on clinical trials.

In the video, Alzheimer’s patient Jacqueline Cole and her husband Walter discuss her health and clinical trials.

“We’ve been involved in four clinical trials,” Walter explained. “We certainly do not regret any of the time we spent doing this. One day, somebody is going to come up with the answer.

“The only way they’re going to do it is through studies, and the only people they can study are those that have the disease,” he added.

Quintiles launched the site in 2009. People who register are told about clinical trials in areas where they live. The site has more than 180,000 registered users.

“We’re very pleased that has again been recognized for excellence by the Web Health Awards,” said David Coman, Quintiles’ senior vice president for Corporate Communication and Patient Recruitment.

“We created this growing patient community with the goal of educating patients about the importance of clinical research and having them actively participate in it. As Jacqueline Cole’s husband says in the video, ‘The only way we’re going to find answers is through clinical research,’” Coman added.

[QUINTILES ARCHIVE: Check out a decade of Quintiles stories as reported in WRAL Tech Wire.]