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San Francisco, CA, United States, 2008/05/22 - Health Support Systems, Inc. (HSS) announced an upgrade to its “Health Monitor” online wellness and disease management portal. Users can now access Health Monitor from a mobile phone and receive alerts by SMS text messages.
For example, Health Monitor now allows a diabetic user to update his Sugar, BP or Lipid parameters from a web-enabled mobile phone (WML & XHTML are supported). The phone access also provides quick health profile reports, and allows medication and other reminders to be received by SMS text messages. Health Monitor indicates if the patient’s levels are out of range, and provides coaching on corrective action that can be taken.
HSS helps individuals manage their health through a combination of self-monitoring, education and qualitative analysis. Users also have access from any PC or laptop web browser to other powerful features of the Health Monitor system like charts, graphs, risk analysis, drug search by brand, generic or symptoms, disease search by name or symptom, and management of diet, weight, exercise and nutrition. Users can enter and track various health related parameters, monitor improvements through charts and reports, analyze their risk profile, discuss issues at the health forum, and collaborate with care givers or physicians who are subscribed to HSS.
The Health Monitor is a personal health record, interactive disease management tool, risk profiler, algorithmic analyst, drug & disease reference, and remote monitoring and self management tool - all rolled into one. It is a very powerful health management platform with an intuitive interface that can help save health care costs for individuals, care givers, disease management vendors, employers and insurance providers.
Other added features include the ability to add and track radiology and imaging records, a medication and immunization tracker, and updated drug information including the ability to receive the latest safety alerts from FDA. HSS continues to offer the “Ask an Expert” feature. Using this free service, users can post their medical questions and receive answers and general advice from medical professionals from around the world. Health Monitor is available free of charge to individual users.
HSS products can be purchased by enterprises and customized for their personnel and dependents. The subscription service offers several additional features not available in the free version and includes patient monitoring and counseling services. By subscribing their employees to a disease management or wellness program from Health Support Systems, companies can benefit from fewer employee sick days, higher productivity, and lower employee-related health costs.
About Health Support Systems, Inc. (HSS)
Health Support Systems, Inc. (healthsupportsystems.com) provides cost effective technology solutions and services for the healthcare industry and in support of corporate health benefit offerings. HSS was founded by professionals from the healthcare and technology sectors, with the vision of bringing to health care the cost savings from combining information technology with service efficiency. HSS delivers high-quality disease management and wellness services at substantially lower cost than previously available.