SAN DIEGO, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- a health consumer engagement company, today announced the release of Health Companion® 2.0, a major upgrade to www.HealthCompanion.com
Many customers have already benefited from Health Companion® 1.0, which was introduced in August 2012 and is now enrolling thousands of new registered consumer users every month. This first release was focused on personal health record and a patient pre-registration tool for healthcare providers seeking to comply with federal ambulatory "Meaningful Use" incentives introduced in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. DR Systems, Inc., a certified electronic health record (EHR) system vendor, began using HealthCompanion.com as its patient portal in 2012 and expects to help approximately 80 healthcare provider organizations achieve a Medicare-sponsored eHR incentive payment by the end of 2012.
Health Companion® 2.0 significantly expands functionality to include a health-related social network, a proprietary automated algorithm for managing prevention and wellness, a complete offering for employee health, and tools for personal health & finance management.
"We believe health management should be transparent, convenient, and straight-forward. That's why we created the first secure, cloud-based, consumer-oriented, comprehensive, health-focused, social networking site. Users can conveniently store health records, manage prevention and wellness, manage health costs, and communicate with healthcare providers, employers, insurers, family, and friends all in one place," said Joshua Reicher, Co-Founder and Board Member at Health Companion®, Inc.
Consumers are being asked to assume increased role in their health management. Health Companion® 2.0 engages, empowers and inspires people to make necessary changes to their personal behavior to assume this new role. Health Companion® platform promotes healthy habits and wellness measures by creating the first personal health network where employers, healthcare providers, family, and friends, all come together with the common goal of promoting greater health.
Consumers can join free and start using the product at www.HealthCompanion.com
About Health Companion®, Inc.
Health Companion®, Inc. is a health consumer engagement startup based in San Diego.
Health Companion's mission is to engage, empower and inspire people to achieve better health at lower cost. To serve this mission, Health Companion® offers a unique consumer-oriented health information management and engagement system to chronicle and communicate all things healthcare.
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