Skillman, New Jersey – June 8, 2011 – Zweena® has partnered with Virtua, the largest comprehensive healthcare system in Southern New Jersey, to offer free online personal health records to consumers living in Gloucester, Camden and Burlington counties in South Jersey. Virtua’s PHR program is intended to empower consumers to take proactive control over their health and more easily manage the health of their family, through a free one year subscription to Zweena for anyone living in Gloucester, Camden, and Burlington counties.
Zweena, a consumer centered digital health company, transforms paper health records to a fully digital, secure online health record that can be used in self-care and the care of family members. “Virtua believes PHRs can play a critical role in enhancing patient health. We want to make Personal Health Record collection as easy as possible to our local community,” said Alfred Campanella, Chief Information Officer for Virtua. “We selected Zweena based on their expertise in digitizing patient health records, and their consumer-friendly patient portal, which makes it easy for a patient to obtain their records and keep vital health information current.”
“Virtua is an innovation leader in health services, rapidly adopting the use of electronic health records in its own business,” said John Phelan, CEO of Zweena. “This partnership is an extension of the organization’s mission to innovate patient care, by empowering local consumers with the ability to better manage and maintain their health through leading-edge technology.”
To take advantage of Virtua’s offer, consumers living in Gloucester, Camden, and Burlington counties can go to www.zweenahealth.com and register for the Free Virtua Offer.
Virtua is a comprehensive multi-hospital healthcare system headquartered in Marlton, NJ. Its mission is to deliver a world-class patient experience through its programs of excellence in cancer treatment, cardiology, orthopaedics, women’s health, pediatrics, surgery, neuroscience and wellness. A non-profit organization, Virtua employs 8,400 clinical and administrative personnel, and approximately 1,800 physicians serve as medical staff members. Virtua has distinguished itself as one of the first Six Sigma organizations in healthcare, as an early adopter of clinical and digital technologies, and for its innovative partnerships with nationally renowned organizations such as GE Healthcare, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). It has been honored twice with the New Jersey Governor’s award for Clinical Excellence and recognized with the Leadership Award for Outstanding Achievement by Voluntary Hospitals of America. Virtua has been honored as the #1 Best Employer in the Delaware Valley by the Philadelphia Business Journal and is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Awards by National Research Corporation. Virtua is proud to be the official southern New Jersey sponsor of the Go Red for Women and Start! Walking Movements. For more information, visit www.virtua.org or call 1-888-VIRTUA-3.
Zweena® powers the leading Internet-based platform for creating and managing a Personal Health Record (PHR), connecting individuals and their family members to the medical community of doctors and providers they rely on to manage and maintain their health. Partnered with Microsoft HealthVault®, Zweena transforms paper medical records into scanned and organized discreet data files, eliminating the complexity of creating and managing a PHR on one’s own. The Zweena Personal Health Record is accurate, current, and can be used in self-care, the care of family members, and shared with healthcare providers via an individual’s secure Personal Health Community (PHC), anywhere in the world. For information on Zweena, visit: www.zweenahealth.com.
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