SOURCE: Health Hero Network

February 15, 2007 10:07 ET

Health Hero Network Launches Health Buddy® TV

New Patient Interface Allows Greater Flexibility In Delivering Chronic Care Management With the Health Buddy® System

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 15, 2007 -- Health Hero Network, a leading innovator of technology solutions for chronic care management, launched today Health Buddy® TV, a new product which will deliver the company's proven Health Buddy® System to patients through an interactive television connection. Health Hero Network's international partner Sananet B.V. will market the Health Buddy TV product in the Netherlands. Meavita, a Dutch homecare organization, is the first Health Buddy TV customer.

The Health Buddy System provides coaching, monitoring and education for patients managing their chronic conditions at home. The addition of the television offering extends the family of successful Health Buddy Appliance patient interfaces. Health Buddy TV will allow patients in the Netherlands the flexibility of accessing their health management programs through their television using their remote control and a set top box. Dutch health care professionals can access data transmitted from the patient at home using web-based decision support tools included in the Health Buddy System.

"Health Buddy TV demonstrates the innovation that has made Health Hero Network the clear leader in creating products that bring peace of mind to patients with chronic conditions, their family members and others who love and care for them," said Steve Brown, Founder and CEO of Health Hero Network. "Meavita's endorsement of our approach further proves the widespread need for a more effective model of care for people with chronic conditions, and their launch in the Netherlands will accelerate our delivery of technology and services to more partners and customers around the world."

Meavita will use the product to monitor and educate Diabetes patients across the Netherlands using their TVFoon service. The Meavita service offerings will include delivery of the Health Buddy System in one of their broadband channels, "Meavita Thuis."

"The strength of Health Hero Network's health management programs has been proven with our current customers," said Jan Ramaekers, Sananet CEO. "We are accelerating the market in the Netherlands by expanding into platform independent options such as Health Buddy TV, for patients who want choices in accessing their health management programs."

About Sananet

Sananet B.V. offers healthcare technology solutions, including products and services, to enable professionals and patients to use sophisticated information and communication technology (ICT) for eHealth. Sananet enables healthcare professionals to link care providers with each other and patient data regardless of time or place, helping to provide efficient relations between different care partners and patients. The simplified communication facilitated by Sananet results in increased quality of care. Sananet's services include consultancy, network capacity, training and solutions support.

About Health Hero Network

Based in Redwood City, Health Hero Network develops and markets the Health Buddy System for health improvement. The Health Buddy System serves as the interface between patients at home and care providers, facilitating education and monitoring of patients with chronic conditions. The System includes monitoring technologies, clinical information databases, Internet-enabled decision support tools, health management programs and content development tools. Through increased communication, behavior modification, and prevention, the Health Buddy System improves the quality of patient care. Health Hero Network's systems are protected by 57 issued US patents.

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    Health Hero Network, Inc.
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