Gravityeight, the Internet?s First Consumer Platform for Personalized Wellbeing, Announces Comprehensive Health Channel Partnership With Medhelp.Org

Gravityeight, the Internet’s First Consumer Platform for Personalized Wellbeing, Announces Comprehensive Health Channel Partnership With Medhelp.Org











San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2011

GravityEight.com, the web’s first integrated platform for personalized wellbeing, today announced that MedHelp.org, the world’s largest online health community and leading personal health platform, will anchor its health channel.

The new partnership serves as the first anchor alliance in GravityEight’s comprehensive channel strategy, which will pull together information and tools from leading companies in eight different categories of personalized wellbeing. With each wellbeing channel, GravityEight will partner with a top destination hub, supplemented by additional content and applications, to curate a unique mix of innovative tools and applications, giving users a comprehensive “best of breed” approach to monitoring and improving wellbeing.

GravityEight.com provides the public with continuously updated news, expert programming and lifestyle management tools, delivered through a highly personalized “wellbeing platform.” GravityEight enables users to measure, manage, and enhance eight essential areas of their lives, including health, finance, relationships, career, community, spirituality, learning, and leisure.

“MedHelp and GravityEight, through sharing and combining content, tools and applications, are giving new shape to the future of health monitoring platforms,” said David Wamsley, founder and CEO of Gravity Eight. “The general user will find our health channel to be a unique self-monitoring and self-improvement environment – an experience we are continuously striving to expand and will soon take across all eight of our lifestyle management channels.”

“One of our goals in providing a personal health platform is enabling application developers to plug into users’ health data and help them achieve their health goals,” said Khaled Hassounah, CTO of MedHelp. “We are excited about partnering with GravityEight because we believe it provides an effective approach to helping people make a real difference to their health based on all the data available to them.”

MedHelp, which has more than 12 million active monthly users, is a pioneer in the field of online consumer health information. In addition to its deep content repository, the site offers a unique suite of online and mobile tools and applications. MedHelp’s content and tools cover a wide variety of health conditions and wellness topics, from diabetes and heart disease to fitness and pregnancy, that enable individuals actively to manage their health.

MedHelp.org will provide top tools and applications for GravityEight’s health channel, which has already integrated other leading health monitoring devices, including Nike Plus™, the Withings Body Scale™, and the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach™. With the addition of MedHelp’s robust collection of 50 tools and applications, GravityEight’s health channel will immediately become the single largest centralized dashboard for health available on the Internet today.

“We’ve seen tremendous growth and development in the consumer Internet health space, but what’s novel about GravityEight is the way it is building a comprehensive and highly usable ‘personal dashboard,’” noted Ben Rubin, co-founder and CTO of ZEO, the leading consumer device company for sleep monitoring and measurement. “It’s like Mint.com, but for your entire life. Interestingly, we’ve seen no one else attempt such a bold move. We are big fans of GravityEight and have been a partner since Day One.”

About GravityEight.com

GravityEight provides a diverse array of tools, information and services to help people manage eight distinct facets of personal wellbeing, including health, finance, relationships, career, community, spirituality, learning, and leisure, all in an integrated personal wellbeing platform. By offering a carefully curated combination of information and assessment tools, GravityEight allows users to create comprehensive records of their personal wellbeing data, making it easy to set goals and monitor status and progress. The goal of the company is to provide people with information and tools that facilitate and reward comprehensive, self-directed change, thereby inspiring them to take control of their lives. To begin improving your wellbeing today, visit http://www.GravityEight.com.

About MedHelp.org

MedHelp is leading the consumer health revolution by empowering people to take control of their health. The world’s largest health social network, with 12 million unique monthly users, MedHelp offers more than 300-condition specific communities, 150 ask-the-expert forums, partnerships with top U.S. hospitals, and a robust suite of 50 online health tools, award-winning mobile apps and personal health records. MedHelp is the savvy health consumer’s destination of choice. For more information, visit http://www.MedHelp.org.

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Cognovant Developing a Consumer-Controlled Mobile Platform that will Empower Individuals to Manage and Own their Health Information

Cognovant Developing a Consumer-Controlled Mobile Platform that will Empower Individuals to Manage and Own their Health Information












Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) August 10, 2011

Cognovant Inc., a consumer-health company specializing in mobile, personal health record technology, has put down roots in Kansas City and begun developing applications with specialized systems and tools that will allow individuals to manage and own their health and health information.

Joe Ketcherside, MD – Cognovant’s President and Chief Executive Officer – is leading the start up under the guiding principle that empowered individuals will achieve better outcomes than are possible with the current health system/provider-centric model of health care. For additional and updated information, visit http://www.cognovant.com.

Cognovant’s mPHR will provide consumers with the technical capability to access health information, share health information, increase health and wellness understanding, participate in clinical trials, contribute to the general knowledge base and to transform into better-educated consumers of health and wellness care. Furthermore, consumers will be empowered through connectivity to technologies that monitor and encourage progress in wellness and health care management plans.

“We want to be the iTunes of health,” said Ketcherside, a former neurosurgeon and Cognovant co-founder. “Our mPHR will be entirely consumer-controlled and owned. This will allow data mobility across the person’s lifetime as they change jobs/careers, providers, location, or needs. This will also provide personal control of health record security, privacy, and reuse or sharing.

“The value of including consumers as ‘information donors’ in the health system is becoming widely recognized and accepted because much of this data and context would otherwise not be captured,” he added. “Patients taking charge of their daily care management is an absolute game-changer. Our mPHR will not diminish the role of the physician, but will enlarge the role of the patient in his or her care and wellness decisions.”

About Cognovant:

Cognovant’s proprietary intellectual property reflects the unique knowledge base of the founders derived from more than 30 years of experience and success in developing and implementing health information technology (HIT) in hospital, clinics, and long-term care facilities. This experience and success covers HIT interoperability, content emulation, usability, work flow, clinical-decision support, public policy, patient safety, and commercialization of HIT applications.

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