SOURCE: Zweena


February 21, 2011 06:30 ET

Zweena's Personal Health Record Platform Selected by Health Travel Guides for Use in Medical Tourism and for Consumers Seeking Health Services Internationally

SKILLMAN, NJ--(Marketwire - February 21, 2011) - Zweena®, which powers the leading patient portal for creating and managing a fully digital Personal Health Record (PHR), has been selected by Health Travel Guides (HTG), a medical tourism company providing the most comprehensive technology platform for health travel management, to power HTG's PHR service for consumers seeking health services internationally. Through HTG, consumers seeking health services internationally will be assisted by Zweena to assemble and digitize their health records. Providing records over an encrypted email line back to HTG Case Managers will greatly enhance the safety and security of the process. HTG customers will have the opportunity to create a Zweena online health record once they return.

"Medical Travel is a forty billion dollar industry globally and growing at nearly 20 percent annually, as consumers increasingly seek higher quality, cost-effective health services beyond their domestic borders," said Alex Marxner, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for HTG. "Zweena's state-of-the-art PHR platform will enable our customers to more efficiently document and share details of international procedures, helping to ensure the best possible experiences and outcomes upon their return home."

"HTG is a leader in leveraging technology to empower consumers in their efforts to seek better care at reduced costs through medical tourism," said John Phelan, CEO of Zweena. "Zweena is very pleased to have been selected by HTG to power its PHR offering."

About Health Travel Guides
Health Travel Guides ("HTG") empowers consumers with the resources to make confident, informed decisions about international health care. A technology and services company, HTG operates an award-winning platform specifically developed to handle the many demands of health travel. Founded in 2006, and headquartered in San Francisco, California, with operations in San Diego, California. Health Travel Guides is a privately held company. For more information visit:

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 discreet data files, eliminating the complexity of creating and managing a PHR on one's own. 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:

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