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Zweena

July 13, 2011 07:00 ET

Zweena® CEO John Phelan Discusses the Structured Health Data Revolution and Its Role in Personal Health Records During 2011 New Jersey Health Information Exchange Summit

SKILLMAN, NJ--(Marketwire - Jul 13, 2011) - Zweena®, which powers the leading patient portal for creating and managing a fully digital Personal Health Record (PHR), today announced that Zweena CEO John Phelan will discuss the structured health data revolution and its critical role in personal health records during the 2011 New Jersey Health Information Exchange Summit. Established U.S. standard structured health data formats, such as Continuity of Care Record (CCR) and Continuity of Care Document (CCD), enable health care providers to share and exchange patient health record information more efficiently and improve quality of care. Similarly, converting health records into structured health data for consumer use in PHRs enables consumers to more easily share those records directly with providers for use in clinical care, and provides access to a new array of health tracking and maintenance services.

"With structured health data, your blood pressure, for example, becomes a digital number which can be used to plot multiple measures over time, or offer intelligence based on high or low blood pressure levels," said John Phelan, CEO of Zweena "As consumers nationally are becoming increasingly engaged in self-care and their own health maintenance, structured health data opens the door to a revolution in self-care and is the critical link that will accelerate consumer PHR adoption in America."

About Zweena
Zweena® powers the leading Internet-based platform for creating and managing a Personal Health Record (PHR), connecting individuals and their family members to the medical community of doctors and providers they rely on to manage and maintain their health. Partnered with Microsoft HealthVault®, Zweena transforms paper medical records into scanned and organized structured data files, eliminating the complexity of creating and managing a PHR on one's own. Medical record professionals do all the work assuring consistent accuracy and timely updating. The Zweena Personal Health Record is accurate, current, and can be used in self-care, the care of family members, and shared with healthcare providers via an individual's secure Personal Health Community (PHC), anywhere in the world. For information on Zweena, visit: www.zweenahealth.com.

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