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A New Online Application Stores and Organizes Family Health Information--and Delivers Specific Reminders and Recommendations


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RECENTLY, MAYO CLINIC AND MICROSOFT LAUNCHED "MAYO CLINIC HEALTH MANAGER"--A FREE, ONLINE APPLICATION THAT ALLOWS USERS TO STORE AND ORGANIZE THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS' HEALTH INFORMATION; UPLOAD DATA FROM HOME HEALTH DEVICES, LIKE BLOOD-PRESSURE MONITORS AND DIGITAL SCALES; AND SHARE INFORMATION WITH CAREGIVERS.  THE SERVICE THEN USES THIS INFORMATION TO DELIVER REMINDERS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, SPECIFIC TO EACH FAMILY MEMBER'S LIFE-STAGE AND HEALTH STATUS.  AND, AS USERS ENTER MORE PERSONAL-HEALTH INFORMATION, "MAYO CLINIC HEALTH MANAGER" DELIVERS MORE-SPECIFIC AND -CUSTOMIZED RECOMMENDATIONS.  DOCTOR SIDNA [AS IN "SIDNEY"] TULLEDGE-SCHEITEL ["TULL-EDGE"-"SHY-TELL"]--A PRIMARY-CARE PHYSICIAN, AND THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF MAYO CLINIC "GLOBAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES"--HAS MORE...

(TULLEDGE-SCHEITEL):
"'MAYO CLINIC HEALTH MANAGER' CAN PROVIDE REMINDERS FOR IMMUNIZATIONS AND OTHER PREVENTIVE SERVICES--SO YOU KNOW WHEN TO RETURN TO THE DOCTOR, FOR WHEN YOU'RE DUE FOR THESE.  'MAYO CLINIC HEALTH MANAGER' [ALSO] HAS A FEATURE OF PREPARING FOR YOUR DOCTOR'S VISIT; AND THE INTENTION OF THE FEATURE IS TO REALLY HELP YOU REMEMBER THOSE ITEMS [THAT] YOU WANT TO DISCUSS AT THE VISIT, HELP YOU PUT THEM IN THE ORDER THAT YOU WANT TO ADDRESS THEM--SO YOUR MOST-IMPORTANT ONES GET ADDRESSED--AND THEN ALSO HELP YOU TAKE PARTS OF YOUR HEALTH RECORDS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO THAT VISIT.
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DOCTOR TULLEDGE-SCHEITEL ADDS THAT--SINCE THE DATA IS STORED IN MICROSOFT "HEALTH-VAULT"--PEOPLE CAN ACCESS THEIR INFORMATION, WHENEVER THEY NEED IT--REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY CHANGE DOCTORS, CLINICS, JOBS, OR INSURANCE PLANS.  TO LEARN MORE--OR TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT--VISIT "MAYO-CLINIC"-DOT-COM.



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