Even ONC’s former privacy officer has trouble getting her medical records

November 14, 2017 by

For more than two years, Lucia Savage served as the chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT helping consumers understand their right to obtain their medical record. But even someone with detailed knowledge of federal laws governing patient access to health data has trouble getting a copy of her medical records, as Savage detailed in a first-person account published in the Journal of AHIMA.
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Getting Copies of Your Medical Records

October 27, 2014 by

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) is one of my favorite sources for accurate information on the rules about our rights to access our medical records. Their wizard Deven McGraw is widely recognized as one of the best authorities anywhere on HIPAA – the 1996 law and regulations that established in 2000 that you and I are entitled to copies of our records – even if a provider wrongly says “That’s not our policy.” People who say that are misinformed, sometimes by their own management.
e-Patient Dave

Read e-Patient Dave’s full article here

Zweena Health’s #ForTheFamily Fitbit Giveaway

August 26, 2014 by

Zweena Health has partnered up with The Review Wire for a special giveaway we’ve titled #ForTheFamily. We’re looking to raise awareness of the benefit of Zweena for families.

What better time than back to school?

Head on over to The Review Wire’s giveaway page for your chance to win a Fitbit Flex (a $99.95 retail value)!


Share The Care and Zweena Health Partner to Improve the Family Caregiving Process

August 20, 2014 by

We are excited to announce a partnership with Share The Care, a not-for-profit organization. They are educating the caregiving community about the effectiveness of a “family” caregiving model.

This partnership will give caregivers strategic and technical tools to ease their individual burden. With the right tools in place, the result will improve the family caregiving process.


Zweena Health Update: Find Your Provider in Seconds

August 19, 2014 by

As we continue to evolve the Zweena Health platform, we look to our members to inspire us to create a better tool.

One of the pieces of feedback we received from a recent survey of our members was:

Entering HCPs [health care providers] was more difficult than it needed to be. No online lookup

Good news!

Zweena Health has recently rolled out an update that greatly enhances the provider section of our solution. We now feature a provider lookup service, which makes searching and finding providers a much more efficient process.


OpenNotes Going Strong: 3 Million Patients & Counting

August 7, 2014 by

According to a recent article titled OpenNotes in the news: Now 3 million patients – and mental health, too from e-patients.net, OpenNotes now states that three million patients have access to their medical providers’ notes. OpenNotes is a national initiative with the purpose to give patients access to the notes written during a visit by their doctors, nurses, or other clinicians.

Here are our thoughts on the latest news about OpenNotes from the article originally posted on e-patients.net: (more…)

Unstructured and Structured Data in Healthcare and Digital Health

July 30, 2014 by

Amidst healthcare circles, the idea of structured data versus unstructured data has been talked about for years. It’s a huge hurdle for all organizations associated with the healthcare industry.

As health devices and apps evolve, why does it seem we’re having the same discussion about structured and unstructured data sets?

Blood Glucose Info

Zweena Health, along with its CEO and founder John Phelan, has written about structured data in healthcare on an ongoing basis. Here’s a list of articles to help gain a better understanding of why this rift exists and how (and why!) Zweena transforms unstructured data into structured data:

Health Records: To Digitize or Not to Digitize?

Structured Health Data vs Unstructured Health Data

Visualize Your Health Data with the Zweena Health Dashboard

Structured Data is Smart Data

Fact: The Patient’s Needs Should Always Comes First #PatientPower

July 16, 2014 by

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

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

The patient.

How does Zweena help providers put the patient’s needs 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 the needs of 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.