April 12, 2011 — BioSignia Inc., a technology company bringing predictive modeling solutions to the preventive healthcare market, and PatientCentral Technologies LLC (PCT), a provider of patient-centered technology, recently announced that they have formed a strategic alliance to combine BioSignia’s Know Your Number technology with PCT’s MyHealthArchive, a sophisticated personal health information management system.
How it works: Know Your Number takes a person’s unique health information including weight, blood pressure, lifestyle habits, GINA compliant health history, and recent lab work with glucose and cholesterol levels.
Behind the scenes, BioSignia’s patented technology, called Synthesis Analysis, evaluates the data and produces a confidential health report including one’s specific risk of the nation’s biggest disease killers: diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. It then maps out exactly how to reduce those unique risk factors for MyHealthArchive’s subscribers.
MyHealthArchive is a personal health information management system that securely stores personal information and brings it to life so that it can be used every day to promote wellness. All information and services are available anywhere in the world via Internet access.
Patients will use Know Your Number embedded within MyHealthArchive to give their medical information immediate relevance. Know Your Number will acquire information stored in MyHealthArchive, and if necessary, request other information that may be needed. Then, within moments, the patient will see the confidential health report that makes a person’s health information meaningful and current.
By serially monitoring specific risks for major illnesses, a user determines whether efforts to improve wellness are working, or not. This kind of objective feedback not only informs the patient, it helps fight the common tendency to rationalize or minimize health risks.
Dr. Al Davies, CEO, says, “The best way to promote good behavior is to shine a light on it. With Know Your Number you can focus on your own health and risks, and find out whether you are making progress in doing something about it. What makes Know Your Number unique is the extensive validation done to show that the risk predictions are scientifically correct, and the ability to summarize your state of health with the use of an easily understood Number.”
Valerie Purcell, RN, MBA, PCT’s vice president of business development, says, “Do something about your health. Promote your own wellness and actually be healthier. Keep track of how you are really doing. Don’t wait for next New Year’s to make a resolution. Do something now.”
“We’re extremely excited to partner with MyHealthArchive,” says John Schilhab, BioSignia executive vice president. “Know Your Number will provide subscribers the ability to calculate their risk for various diseases and show how they compare to their peers of the same age and gender. Additionally, subscribers can view graphs illustrating how much of their risk is modifiable. Since some cases of modifiable risk may be as high as 70 percent to 80 percent, understanding the true nature of their risk can help motivate people to make lifestyle changes that they would have otherwise not made.”
Source: eReleases, www.ereleases.com