Our testing includes the ordering physician. This makes it possible for families to visit the lab together at their convenience and without an appointment. Using MyMedLab the same family of four could be screened for less than the cost of one person the old way
Joplin, MO (PRWEB) December 29, 2007
MyMedLab, a 21st Century health care provider, announces its campaign for Family Wellness Day for the New Year. The program makes early detection of many common conditions simple, convenient, and affordable for the whole family. Successful solutions to the current health care crisis will require a shift in focus from treatment only to identifying potential health problems early, even before symptoms appear. The first step in this new process is empowering the individual with the tools they need to make informed health care choices for themselves and their families.
"Without MyMedLab, the cost for a family of four to have yearly checkups that include screening for conditions like diabetes and heart disease, can be thousands of dollars. It would also require four trips to the doctor, just to order routine testing, and four trips to the lab for sample collection," says David Clymer, CEO and founder of MyMedLab. "Our testing includes the ordering physician. This makes it possible for families to visit the lab together at their convenience and without an appointment. Using MyMedLab the same family of four could be screened for less than the cost of one person the old way," explains Clymer.
In addition to more than 100 individual tests, MyMedLab currently offers 20 different groups of tests called Wellness Profiles. The General Health Screen, a 30-test profile priced at under $60, is combined with other tests specific to the individual's age, gender and family history to create the other packages. This basic information is all a consumer needs to identify which profile provides the best evaluation for the common conditions associated with their specific group. These tests, once only available to physicians, are now available directly to consumers online at the MyMedLab web site for a fraction of the usual cost.
Each lab order is approved by a licensed physician in the consumer's home state and test results, when complete, are reviewed and automatically uploaded into their own secure MyMedLab Personal Health Record (PHR). Inside the PHR, the consumer can access detailed information about their test results including links to the National Library of Medicine. In addition, the PHR also provides a secure place to store other private health information along side their lab results. Having all this information in one place makes it easy to share with trusted health care advisors while keeping it private from everyone else.
First time users start by entering their zip code to locate the participating collection sites in their area from a list of 2000 locations nation-wide. Next, they create an account for each family member and choose the appropriate profile from the MyMedLab web site. Once testing is approved, they print off the lab orders on their home computer and visit the collection site individually or as a family. Within 48 hours, they are notified by email to log into their PHR to review their results. Users can easily share results with their family doctor by printing them before their next visit or faxing their results directly from inside their PHR.
MyMedLab is a privately held company with the primary mission of empowering consumers to make informed health care choices. As a leading provider of direct-to-consumer (DTC) laboratory testing services, MyMedLab has developed a unique suite of software applications and professional networks that enable the ordering, processing, and reporting of test results through a physician network directly to consumers. This innovative set of services includes access to wellness tests organized by organ and disease profiles, physician oversight of test ordering, educational laboratory content, and results reporting through the web-based MyMedLab Personal Health Record (PHR). In addition to the direct to consumer channel, MyMedLab also offers their software as a subscription service to physician offices or provider organizations developing community outreach programs that incorporate DTC services. For additional information, please see http://www.mymedlab.com.