Fact: The Patient Always Comes First #PatientPower

July 16, 2014 by

Healthcare Thought of the Day: Build Your Practice with the Patient First

Who’s the most important person involved in the healthcare process?

The patient.

Patient First

How does Zweena help providers put the patient first?

Zweena Health provides a personal health record that goes above and beyond. Not only being an online spot for all your (and your family’s!) medical records, Zweena Health can actively collect your medical records on your behalf! This saves patients the time and hassle of tracking down every medical document.

Because, unfortunately, becoming a patient can happen in an instant. Being prepared, and having all your medical information in one spot, can be a lifesaver.

Have any examples of practices that have put patients first? Give them a shout-out in the comments below!

Stat: 72% of Physicians Admit Prescribing Unnecessary Tests Each Week

July 15, 2014 by

Healthcare Stat of the Day: Physicians Believe Colleagues Prescribe Unnecessary Procedures and Tests

According to a recent poll, 72% of physicians believed that the average doctor prescribe an unnecessary procedure or test once a week.

zweena health unnecessary physician exams

How do you protect your family against costly and unnecessary tests, procedures or exams?

A personal health record, like one from Zweena Health, could help reduce unnecessary x-rays, blood work and exams by allowing you to own your health information across all your doctors.

We’re also curious to hear from you! Share your advice in the comments section below.

How to Sign Up for Zweena

June 30, 2014 by


Zweena offers two different types of accounts:

  1. Free Account for self-service needs
  2. All-Inclusive Account to have Zweena handle everything

To register for either account, click on the green Get Started button below:

Get Started

Step 1: Zweena Sign Up Process

To sign up for Zweena, you simply need to enter some information about yourself as well as select a plan.

That information includes:

You can see this process in the image below:

Register a Zweena Account

Step 2: Microsoft HealthVault Sign Up Process

The next step has you create (or link) your Zweena account with a Microsoft HealthVault account. We do this because:

HealthVault Greeting

HealthVault Creation

Step 3: Connect Zweena and HealthVault

We need to connect Zweena and HealthVault. Select your name and click “Allow Access.”

Allow Access

Step 4: Chose a security image

The last step is to create your personal security image. This step is for your safety. This ensures it is really you signing into the Zweena Health platform, and not somebody else.

Have more questions about how to use Zweena? View our large list of helpful tutorials and how-tos.

How to Add a Doctor

June 29, 2014 by


How to Add a Doctor

There are two places within the Zweena application that allow you to add a new provider:

Here is a photo of this example from within the application.

Add Providers

Tip: How to add a provider

The “Add Provider” screen allows you to search for an existing provider or add a new provider to the database.

Fill out as much detail as you have for your provider if not found in the database.

Not Found

Tip: Authorizing Record Collection

Be aware of the checkbox, “Link this Provider to a Member to enable record collection.”

This allows you to link a provider with a member in the Zweena account to enable record collection. After adding the provider, with the checkbox checked, you are asked to enable the collection of that provider’s records on behalf of the Zweena member. Select the Zweena member who is a patient of the provider and click “Authorize Record Collection.”

Authorize Record Collection

Please note: You will need to fill out a Authorization to Release Medical Records form with each new provider, per law requirements.

Have more questions about how to use Zweena? View our large list of helpful tutorials and how-tos.

How to Upload Your Medical Records

June 28, 2014 by


Zweena gives you the freedom to upload your own medical records!

There are ten quick-and-easy steps to this process:

  1. Step One: You need to have a copy of your records in the first place! These need to be saved as a .PDF on your local computer.
  2. Step Two: Sign into your Zweena Health account.
  3. Step Three: Click on the “Zweena Health Records” tab.
  4. Step Four: Then click “Upload Documents” on the left (see below)
  5. Upload Documents

  6. Step Five: Select the individual you would like to upload medical documents to.
  7. Step Six: Find the scanned record by clicking “Choose File” to select the .PDF, .JPG, .PNG or .TIFF of the medical record on your local computer.
  8. Step Seven: Select both the appointment date and the visit type (organizational tip!).
  9. Step Eight: This section allows you to sync the uploaded medical record with an existing provider in the account or to create a new provider.
  10. Step Nine: You are given the option to “digitize” the data. Digitizing medical records transforms them from scanned paper record to data in structured fields, which gives users access to dashboard functionality.
  11. Step Ten: Click “Upload Document” and your document will be uploaded!
  12. Uploaded

    This is what an uploaded document looks like. You are able to view the scanned document or click “digitize” to transform this scanned paper record into structured data that becomes data for the Zweena dashboard.

    Have more questions about how to use Zweena? View our large list of helpful tutorials and how-tos.

How to Have Zweena Collect Your Records

June 27, 2014 by


Want Zweena to collect your records?

No problem! Zweena Health is able to collect medical documents on behalf of its members.

  1. A signed Zweena Health HIPAA Authorization Form to Release Health Information. Download the sheet by clicking the picture below:

    Zweena HIPAA Form
  2. Providers added to an account. The Zweena clinical coordinator team needs to know who to contact and on whom’s behalf.

For more information on medical record collection from Zweena, read about the benefits of All-Inclusive membership or how to upgrade your account from Free to All-Inclusive.

Have more questions about how to use Zweena? View our large list of helpful tutorials and how-tos.

How to Share Your Medical Records

June 26, 2014 by


Zweena offers the unique benefit of being able to share medical records with providers, family members and more. You can only share a medical record if you have been granted custodial access.

How to Share Your Record

To view the sharing area within your Zweena account, log in and select the “Shared Records” tab.

Shared Records

The left-hand side allows you to select from the different categories of shared records, as listed above.

Select the level of sharing on the left, then select the individual’s health record to share, with whom it’s been shared with, and whether you would like to have the record sent via email or printed.

Shared Records By Whom

See the status of all of your shared records at the bottom of this page, including clicking “edit” to change the level of access or revoke access completely.

Defining Levels of Access

There are 3 levels of access that can be granted:

Important!

Remember, you control what the person you share your PHR with can do with the information. Some information stored in the health records you manage may be highly sensitive. Before you grant access to a record, consider carefully which people should be allowed to see the information.

Have more questions about how to use Zweena? View our large list of helpful tutorials and how-tos.

STAT: 29% of Those Providing Care in the U.S. are Caregivers

June 26, 2014 by

Healthcare Stat of the Day

65.7 million caregivers make up 29% of the U.S. adult population providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged according to AARP Foundation research.

Caregivers AARP Research

Does this statistic surprise you? How can we better assist caregivers?

Share your advice in the comments section below.

Results from our Zweena Member Survey

June 26, 2014 by


We are grateful for each and every Zweena Health member, which is why we recently polled our members (both Free and Paid) about their Zweena experience. Critical to our success is our ability to meet the needs of our clients. Their feedback helps us make Zweena the best personal health record solution it can be.

The last question of the survey included permission to share the findings of the survey anonymously, which is why you’re able to read this blog post now!

We share these findings with you in the spirit of openness and transparency. Onto our findings!

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How to Create an Appointment

June 25, 2014 by


Creating an appointment gives the Zweena team a heads-up that we will have medical information to collect.

To create an appointment follow these three steps:

  1. Click “Add New Appointment” underneath a member’s name in the “My Community” tab.
  2. Select the upcoming date, Zweena member whose appointment it is, the provider and reason for the appointment.

Set an Appointment

Please note: in order to set an appointment, you must be linked to a provider. Visit this page for more information on how to add a provider.

Have more questions about how to use Zweena? View our large list of helpful tutorials and how-tos.