The Pain Tracker is the latest in a series of free Personal Health Applications Provided by MedHelp
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - December 16, 2008
- MedHelp (http://www.medhelp.org
), the leading online health community connecting people to medical experts, information and shared experiences, and ReliefInsite (http://www.ReliefInsite.com), the expert in online pain management services, today announced a partnership to provide a free pain personal health application to MedHelp members. The new Pain Tracker (http://www.medhelp.org/land/pain-tracker
) is the latest tracker available on MedHelp.org and is the first to focus on pain. Joining an already extensive list of health trackers, including ovulation
, and exercise
trackers, the Pain Tracker
is an interactive tool that allows members to record the location, intensity and quality of pain on a daily basis along with symptoms and treatments used to alleviate pain. The Pain Tracker utilizes a body map to locate pain, creating a visual history of the member's pain that can be played back and shared with doctors.
"Pain is an unfortunate symptom of many different health conditions, from fibromyalgia to arthritis and from cancer to autoimmune disorders, and one of the leading reasons why people turn to the Internet for help. It is also one of the most difficult symptoms to quantify and discuss with physicians," said John de Souza, MedHelp CEO. "We are excited to provide our members with an online tool to track their pain and a better way to communicate with their doctors. We are honored to be able to provide people with access to this pain management tool leveraging the expertise and knowledge of our partner, ReliefInsite. "
"We're pleased to partner with MedHelp to provide the largest health community with an interactive tool for tracking pain," said Fred Eberlein, Founder and CEO, ReliefInsite. "We're happy to make our patented technology available to an active community where members cannot only track their pain but also find other patients like them."
This partnership combines ReliefInsite's years of expertise in pain management services with MedHelp's flexible technology and health applications infrastructure to bring a new Pain Tracker to MedHelp's online healthcare community, the largest in the world with over six million unique visitors each month. MedHelp's site connects visitors with each other and to the best healthcare experts in the world to get high quality medical information and share health-related experiences. This partnership further expands the list of MedHelp's free online health trackers, personal health applications that help members track vital health information. The Pain Tracker will help members with chronic pain, back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis and other medical conditions manage and track their pain, share their experiences with other members with similar pain, and communicate better with their doctors and caregivers.
MedHelp, with over six million monthly users, is the largest online health community site connecting people with shared medical experiences. MedHelp provides its users with access to advice from experts at the top medical institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, National Jewish, Partners Health, drugstore.com, inc. and Mount Sinai. MedHelp members can access an online archive of millions of posts across hundreds of medical conditions. In addition, MedHelp offers personalized user accounts, information on health topics and treatments, and an extensive set of health tools to help users track and monitor various health conditions. For additional information, please visit http://www.medhelp.org
ReliefInsite is a privately held healthcare information technology company that provides secure online pain management services. The company's flagship product, ReliefInsite.com™, is a patented, secure, HIPAA-compliant web-based platform that provides visually-oriented pain assessment and tracking. Through the collection of structured and unstructured data and preparation of comprehensive reports, ReliefInsite provides a longitudinal perspective of a patient's condition in real-time, enabling improved quality of care and assessment of outcomes.
Jennifer Allen Newton
Bluehouse Consulting Group, Inc.