ZweenaHealth.com, a provider of online personal health record (PHR) services, was recently featured on Men's Health & Wellness Blog "It’s A Guy Thing" in an article by health writer Scott Keith. The article showcases the history, founding and philosophy behind Zweena, and tells the story of how CEO John Phelan turned his convictions about patient-centered healthcare into a trusted online PHR platform for patients and providers that continues to grow in its acceptance and use by the day. Zweena LLC is a provider of online PHR and health information management services that assembles patient medical history and medical records directly from doctor's offices, organizes and digitizes them to create an electronic health record that provides updated medical information that is safe, actionable, and easy to understand, manage and share.
The article highlights the history of Zweena, and tells the story of its founder and CEO John Phelan, who began his journey as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, working at a home for boys with Polio.
Phelan's interest in healthcare was inspired by his understanding of health conditions such as diabetes which he developed while working as a pharmaceutical salesperson, and by his frustration at the inability of consumers to navigate the healthcare system effectively.
In his own words, "I decided to really do what my heart was telling me to do, which was, OK, just don’t complain, be part of the solution. Let’s sit down, and from the ground up, create a system by which the consumer is in the middle of everything."
Phelan's convictions materialized in 2006 when he founded Zweena, a service-based consumer health record company. Quoting Phelan, "We created a company and an application around the premise that the consumer needs to be in the middle. The consumer needs to be empowered; the consumer needs to have the data, regardless of if they’re going to do anything with it." Phelan continues, "The idea is making the consumer go from being reactive, in a health care situation, to proactive."
On how the system works, Phelan says, "You tell us who your doctors are, you give us permission to go collect the records on your behalf, we go get copies of your records. Literally we go and call the (doctor) offices and they make photo copies. It’s not sexy. They basically send those copies to us. I have a staff of medical coders and a nurse who basically reviews every single sheet of paper."
Concluding the article, Phelan is quoted as saying, "There’s no question that we, in this country, have lagged far behind in health care and health care technology for the consumer. Zweena really offers the first step to at least get a digitized copy of your medical records, so that wherever you go, wherever you travel, wherever you move to, whatever job you may take…you always have a chance to have one consistent health care platform."
The Zweena Platform and Service is gaining increasing recognition as a key player in the provision of trusted, efficient and reliable online PHR service to patients and providers in a time when people are realizing the importance of having a PHR and are beginning to take responsibility for their care, while enjoying better treatment outcomes and the benefits that come with owning a PHR.
Zweena was recently awarded the 2011 Service Award from Today's Caregiver Magazine for its Zweena Health Record.
To read the article on Zweena by Men's Health Writer Scott Keith, please visit http://itsaguythingblog.wordpress.com/
Zweena's online PHR service provides patients and providers with a secure, private and easy-to-access platform that offers a truly comprehensive and accurate online personal health record. By minimizing stress and error and presenting useful health information in a clear and actionable way, Zweena allows patients to really be in control of their health information, and makes it possible for providers to access updated and accurate information that saves time, cost and in emergency cases, human life.
Zweena collaborates with Microsoft HealthVault by updating patients' personal HealthVault accounts. Zweena also guarantees security of patients' health information by restricting access to patient records. The Zweena Health Record is available online and can be accessed from the ZweenaHealth.com website.
The Zweena service is available as a free trial. To learn more or get started, please visit http://www.zweenahealth.com/
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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 Microsoft HealthVault, and 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.
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Zweena LLC is an innovator of personal health solutions focused on empowering healthcare consumers and changing the way individuals use their own health information. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in the Princeton, NJ area, we serve our clients with compassion and unbiased clinical experience, providing technology rich solutions designed for easy comprehension and impact.