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GE to offer Personal Health Record – Life Sensor

G.E.’s offers a vast pool of healthcare products and machinary. The company has now entered into the emerging PHR field and has come up with its own personal health record tool called “LifeSensor”

Life Sensor is a software product that provides web based personal health records services. Unlike the major providers such as Google and Micrsoft, GE does not provide the free service. Isntead, users need to pay service charges of 60 dollars per year.

Life Sensor claims to offer the following benefits

  • Helps you reduce health care expenditures.
  • Provides reminders about appointments for immunizations or check-ups.
  • Captures important digital images and medical information including data from glucometers, blood pressure readers and scales.
  • Provides you with up-to-date health content written by recognized professionals.
  • Allows you to manage who accesses your record.
  • Complies with all HIPAA requirements and Internet security standards.
  • Available worldwide at any time.

Health Summary features:

• List view of all entries in the LifeSensor personal health record for the following categories:
• Physician visits and stays in medical facilities
• Document
• Diagnosis
• Symptoms
• Measurement
• Medication
• Allergy
• Health risk
• Vaccination
• Sorting according to chronology, category (physician visit, document, diagnosis, measurement, medication, allergy, health risk, vaccination), or the name of the data set creator
• Filtering of displayed entries according to category
• LifeSensor automatically marks entries made by service providers as professional entries


Measuremnt Recording Features

The following functions are available to the user and service providers authorized by the user (via corresponding Web service interfaces with source systems that can be integrated by ICW):
• Creation, editing, and deletion of the following measurement entries:
• Height, weight, body composition (water, fat, muscle components as percentages of total body mass), BMI (calculated automatically)
• Blood pressure, heart rate, blood pressure diary (noting whether any medication was taken prior to measuring blood pressure, whether tobacco or alcohol were consumed, or whether any athletic activity preceded the measurement)
• Number of paces, distance walked/run, calories burned, fat burned
• Temperature
• Total colesterine, LDL, HDL, triglycerides
• Tables and graphs of the measurements
• Display reference values for BMI (based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization)
• Display reference values for blood pressure (based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization)
• Display reference values for the number of steps per day (after Thomson, Dixie L. et. al.; Tudor-Locke C., Basset Dr. Jr. and Prof. Froböse)
• Display of LifeSensor reference values for total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides
• Definition of target values for all extant measurements by the record owner
• Deactivation of reference and target values
• LifeSensor automatically marks entries made by service providers as professional entries






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  • #1
    Patricia Curley on 03/14/10.  Rate this review: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I was looking for PHR that I could keep information on line.



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