Controlling your data gives you the power to actively participate in your care.
Skillman, NJ (PRWEB) October 27, 2011
Zweena LLC is a trusted provider of online personal health record, and an article by John Phelan, CEO of Zweena, was recently featured in SheKnows.com, an online women's lifestyle, nutrition, health and entertainment magazine. The article titled "Top 10 Tips to Manage your Personal Healthcare Records" was published in the Women's Health section of the online magazine and is an expose on how women can empower themselves to improve their healthcare by having greater control over their medical records through ownership and management of a personal health record (PHR). The article went on to provide expert advice and tips on how women can create and manage personal health records, showing the relationship between health information management provided by a personal health record and cost savings, better treatment plans, a reduction in medical errors, and better treatment outcomes.
The SheKnows.com article highlighted 10 expert tips by Zweena LLC founder and CEO, John Phelan, on how women can improve their healthcare and contribute towards positive treatment outcomes by owning and properly managing a personal health record. The Author drew from his over 17 years of experience in managed healthcare to provide a guide that women can use to create and manage personal health records to help them solve common healthcare complications.
The 10 tips were identified as organization, selecting a method, asking for access, preparation, getting expert help, updating records, staying informed, making sure records are always accessible, taking a one-step-at-a-time approach, and embracing the empowerment that a PHR provides.
By getting organized through keeping track of each medical provider, patients stand a better chance of having a holistic medical record that shows the complete picture. The Author also explained that women looking to start a PHR also need to select a method (either paper-based or electronic) that best suits them, as well as ask their care providers for copies of medical records each time they visit.
Getting help from experts, constantly updating their medical records and being prepared by bringing a copy of their medical record prior to a doctor's appointment were also identified as other ways that women can help improve their healthcare.
Beyond organization, expert help and preparation, making sure that updated medical records are always available when away from home or during emergencies - particularly by having an independent web-based solution to maintain access, was identified as a key factor in having a PHR solution that works and delivers all the health and cost benefits PHR's are meant to provide.
"As health care treatment becomes more complex, it’s more important than ever to have a complete record of your medical history. Controlling your data gives you the power to actively participate in your care. It also provides medical professionals a complete picture so they can design better treatment plans and avoid medical errors," says John Phelan, Zweena CEO in his recent SheKnows.com article.
Zweena is a provider of online Personal Health Record services that stands out because it does all the work for the patient by gathering patient medical records from multiple healthcare providers, assembling these records in a structured format, and then securely storing the organized records in both Zweenahealth.com and Microsoft HealthVault, providing a highly secure and private online PHR and health information management platform that can be accessed at any time and from any location, empowering patients with timely, accurate and up-to-date information that can save a life and improve the overall quality of healthcare provided.
The Zweena service is available as a free trial. To learn more or get started, please visit http://www.zweenahealth.com/free-trial/ or call the Zweena help line on 877-848-4248. You can also send an email to info(at)zweenahealth(dot)com for more information.
Read the full SheKnows.com article on http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/843353/top-10-tips-to-manage-your-personal-health-care-records.
Zweena empowers patients, their families and healthcare providers to get the best care and make the best health decisions proactively. Zweena achieves this by collecting patient medical records, assembling and storing them with both the Zweena Platform and Microsoft HealthVault, delivering an online personal health record that is safe, private, and easy to access and share at any time, and from any place. Zweena provides you with an easy and structured way to access and store your personal health record, helping you to make sense of it all and always keeping your vital health information within reach during those critical moments in life.