|Have you ever diagnosed yourself into a tizzy using WebMd? Failed to make the rendezvous with your doctor for an annual check-up? Misplaced all of your medical files or forgotten to take your meds?|
It's no surprise. Unfortunately, neglecting self-health is one of the biggest sins singles make when it comes to managing their lives. But now a host of methods and services are allowing for individualized, interactive and personalized health solutions to reduce the demand and cost of healthcare while encouraging healthier lifestyles.
Preventative Screenings: If you want to get proactive about your health, be sure to check out Health Screen Direct and Life Line Screening. These two businesses are making it their job to deliver affordable and reliable preventive health exams to help make people aware of undetected medical problems. Screening locations and appointments can be conveniently scheduled through each of their websites, and post-screening results can be emailed to you directly so you have them on file.
Exams include, but are not limited to, screening for diabetes, cholesterol, stroke risk and osteoporosis.
Real-Time Medical Responses: Founded in 2003 by Andy Kurtzig, Just Answer Health has a panel of certified doctors and nurses on board around the clock to answer your aching medical questions. The healthcare professionals personally respond to your medical questions directly to your personal email account for a minimal fee.
Personal Health Administrator: PinnacleCare charges a steep price, $10,000 a year, to manage patient care but they do just about everything. Each member is assigned a personal advocate who, in addition to storing and managing your medical records, schedules doctor appointments, conducts research on your behalf and is available on-call anytime, anywhere. If you have the dollars, then this one is the Cadillac of healthcare concierge services.
Personal Health Information Management: It's hard to keep information organized when your files are residing on each of your doctor's desktops or the results are given to you in print format. You can take control of all your personal health information by centralizing it into an online repository. Several websites that make this a seamless and secure experience are Microsoft's HealthVault, GoogleHealth, RevolutionHealth and Medical Records 24/7.
Create an account and in minutes, you'll have an easy, secure way to organize, manage and access the medical information for yourself, family members and friends. At your convenience, you can enter important medical information for every individual and never again worry about finding an immunization date or remembering a medication name or dosage. Test results are just a click away. Before the next doctor or dentist appointment you can simply print out all the relevant information for that visit.