Developed by iMetrikus and based on advanced telehealth technologies, the MediCompass service is an important and effective service for consumers and health care professionals in the daily management of diabetes, a chronic condition that affects millions.
The MediCompass service allows users to record blood glucose levels, medications, daily activities and other relevant information gathered from their diabetes monitoring devices. Individuals can then read an analysis of their health status directly from their desktop and make the changes necessary to improve control of their diabetes. The system also allows users to share readings and other key information with their health care team securely and privately.
"Our relationship with iMetrikus allows Yahoo! users to get connected to the most advanced health management tools available, encouraging them to take charge of personal and family health concerns", stated Tina Pang Mayer, general manager, Yahoo! Health. "This service, and similar ones to follow, represents a real commitment by Yahoo! Health to provide consumers with state-of-the-art tools for actively managing their health."
The MediCompass service works with commonly used personal diabetes management devices like blood glucose monitors and insulin pumps. The service utilises American Diabetes Association guidelines to educate members on important aspects of their diabetes health, and emphasises the importance of daily blood glucose management.
Some of the specific features for the Yahoo! Health MediCompass system include:
- Comprehensive tracking of health status
- Easy to use reports and graphs
- Personalised health action plans
- Expert guidelines and resources
- Information sharing with health care providers