Navigation Links
VitalKey Introduces the Pink Key(R)
Date:10/11/2007

Innovative medical records tool specialized for breast cancer patients

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- VitalKey, a leader in the rapidly growing field of personal health records, announced its introduction of the Pink Key, a personal health records tool for breast cancer patients, survivors and their families. Like its flagship VitalKey, the Pink Key provides and regularly updates a person's complete medical records and houses them on a computer "thumb drive" that can be carried on a key ring and is accessible at all times by patients and health-care professionals.

More Americans die each year from medical errors than from breast cancer, colon cancer, and vehicle accidents combined. To ensure that medical caregivers have accurate, current information -- when and where they need it -- a group of Virginia doctors invented the VitalKey, a medical records management service that provides consumers with a digital copy of their actual medical records. They've expanded on these capabilities with the new Pink Key.

"Like our VitalKey, the Pink Key is an invaluable tool to help people navigate the increasingly complex, and expensive, world of health care," said Tom Blue, VitalKey's chief operating officer. "With multiple physician and specialist relationships, and frequent changes in treatment options and protocols, breast cancer patients, survivors and their families face especially daunting challenges that the Pink Key was designed to help solve."

The Pink Key offers these benefits and many additional capabilities, under the direction of its inventor, Dr. James Khatcheressian, breast cancer specialist and health services researcher at the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, Virginia. He authored the definitive review of supportive care strategies for breast cancer patients in Oncology and is lead author for the American Society of Clinical Oncology's practice guidelines for breast cancer follow-up -- the national practice guideline source for U.S. oncologists. Dr. Khatcheressian also has worked extensively with cancer patients at Massey to provide them helpful informational tools and developed a web-based concept for these tools that led to his partnership with VitalKey and joint development of the Pink Key.

Special features of the Pink Key include:

-- Tools to track medical appointments and procedures, including setting

reminders.

-- Content written and maintained by Dr. Khatcheressian about all facets

of breast cancer, including diagnosis, treatment and survivorship

issues.

-- Links to special content areas on the VitalKey web site, at

http://www.vitalkey.com, that provide additional information that has been

provided by or approved by cancer specialists.

-- Access to VitalKey medical liaison staffers, who currently are

registered nurses with supplementary training in breast cancer issues.

These staff members help Pink Key subscribers by working with them to

gather and enter medical records on their Pink Keys, and call

subscribers for periodic updates to their Keys.

All VitalKeys, including the Pink Key, can be lifesavers if their holders are ever involved in an emergency care situation and unable to speak or otherwise communicate with medical professionals who are not familiar with their medical records, medications, allergies and other special medical needs. VitalKeys contain all such records and may be accessed from virtually any computer; Internet access is not required to open a VitalKey.

For further information about the Pink Key or VitalKey, go to http://www.vitalkey.com or call 877 VITALKEY (877-848-2553).


'/>"/>
SOURCE VitalKey
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. E Merck introduces Livogen Z with zinc sulphate
2. TI Cycles Introduces Foldman
3. Canada Introduces Mandatory Nutrition Labeling
4. Amgen introduces Autoinjector For Treating Anemia
5. Cuba Introduces New Device for Detecting Vascular Diseases
6. China Introduces Solar-powered Baths
7. Allergan Introduces ‘Dermal Filler’ for Smile Lins
8. UAE Introduces Cervical Cancer Vaccine
9. Cynosure Introduces Higher Power Smartlipo(TM) LaserBodySculpting Workstation
10. Iceland Introduces Smoking Ban in Bars and Restaurants
11. Indian Introduces Paan-flavoured Condoms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Top cosmetic and periodontal ... program today with a new Indiegogo campaign . Individuals are now able ... in the Los Angeles area, either as a participating patient or through an Indiegogo ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Thomas Vas-Don suffered from severe injury due to ... able to successfully recover. In “ Origin & Insertion Charts for Massage Therapists ” ... principals of massage, anatomy , trigger points and referral pain patterns . ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... It’s enough to overwork even the sharpest brain. , Power On, a mental ... activity without over clocking the brain. Each capsule contains Cognizin® Citicoline, a branded ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 22, 2017 , ... The ... to the thousands of individuals who have recently fallen victim to America’s opioid epidemic. ... in Orange County, California, where they are free from the shame, stigma, and ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) , ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... stories, is proud to once again feature Heroes On The Water (HOW), a non-profit ... This season’s all new episode has series host ‘Mike D’ traveling to Lake Denmark, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... , Feb. 23, 2017 Regulus Therapeutics ... discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today ... 2016 financial results on Thursday, March 2, 2017 after ... conference call and webcast on March 2, 2017 at ... full year 2016 financial results and provide a general ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... The fast-growing cannabis market is expected to create ... According to the 2017 Legal Marijuana Outlook, published by New ... jobs by 2020, with an implied growth rate of more ... accelerating pace of cannabis legalization is considered as the main ... will further create more business ventures and boost the economy. ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... South Korea , Feb. 23, 2017 LG Innotek ... UV-C LED for sterilization applications. As its sterilization performance is 1.5 ... produces the short wavelength ultraviolet rays in the range of 200 -- ... the proliferation of bacteria by destroying their DNA. LG Innotek,s product ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: