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1Oct, 2018

HIV – Human Immunodefficiency Virus – Updated

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HIV infection is best treated by immunosuppression. This prevents the development of AIDS. Immunosuppression requires cocktails of many different powerful drugs, which can often interact with substances as seemingly nondescript as caffeine. The management of HIV treatment is complex and difficult. Managing interactions ZibdyHealth has a built in system to detect drug-drug and drug-supplement interactions. Every time you scan or manually enter a drug, ZibdyHealth checks this drug’s active ingredients, and then checks for interactions with any other drugs or supplements in the medications you are already taking. The interactions […]
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1Oct, 2018

Permissions and Privacy

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ZibdyHealth takes users’ information security and privacy very seriously. We know that our users would like us to hold their medical data with the utmost security. Our databases are encrypted, and data being sent over the internet between our servers and the user’s device is also encrypted. We use 256-bit AES encryption which is far superior to most hospitals or banks in the United States of America. We understand that we will need to earn this trust and we are ready for it. There are more than six different layers […]
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1Oct, 2018

Caregiving (and sharing) with ZibdyHealth

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Taking care of parents and/or children is an important feature of ZibdyHealth. A number of features in ZibdyHealth are designed specifically to assist with this. First is the concept of associations. These are normally family members, but can also be friends, doctors and care givers. Associations can be set up as sub accounts or as linked independent accounts. When independent accounts are linked, permissions must be set to allow them to be managed by other users. Using this model, caregiving can be carried out and even shared.   ZibdyHealth for […]
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1Oct, 2018

Caring for Seniors with ZibdyHealth

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Caring for family, friends or clients who are seniors can be a challenge, particularly when it comes to medical issues. Dementia, forgetfulness and miscommunication can lead to significant consequences, unless one is able to attend all of the doctor’s visits, and monitor key health measures such as medication adherence and blood sugars for example. ZibdyHealth helps to bridge this gap for caregivers, while also empowering the seniors themselves to take more control of their own health. For seniors who are still independent, this simple easy to use program provides an […]
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1Oct, 2018

Getting Ready For Discharge – Transition Of Care

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The period after being discharged from a hospital is a very vulnerable time for patients, as the responsibility for care is shifting from hospital providers, back to the individual or to outside caregivers. The patient is moving from a situation where they are monitored around the clock, and trained staff is handling all of their health and wellness needs, to one in which they may be completely on their own. This transition also often includes changes in prescriptions, new therapies, and potentially follow-up appointments. More than half of patients experience […]
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1Oct, 2018

Family Health on ZibdyHealth

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In today’s digital world, people are connected socially via Facebook and professionally via LinkedIn. Even gamers and music lovers are connected via Zynga and Spotify. If families could be connected such that their medical histories were linked, experts estimate that we as a society could save millions of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars. Even Larry Ellison and Larry Page, thought leaders in this new information age, have both have publicly proclaimed the need to connect medical records.   Family Medical History The family is genetically linked – illnesses […]
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1Oct, 2018

Managing Medications with ZibdyHealth

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Medications are one of the main tools doctors use to maintain their patients’ health. We all know you take a Tylenol for a headache, and Advil for a toothache and Insulin for Diabetes, but for most lay people, not much more is known about these drugs. In addition, for individuals taking many medications, it becomes very hard to keep track of doses, times, let alone remembering to take all of the medication. Where do you keep all the information? Is all this information tracked by our doctor? Simple answer is […]
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1Oct, 2018

Consolidate Medical Records with ZibdyHealth

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Definitions BlueButton+, CCD/XML and HL7 are related terms used in several places on the ZibdyHealth website. Here we explain these technical terms. BlueButton+ is a data exchange format that healthcare organizations can use to transfer a patient’s data from one system to another. The BlueButton+ standard was created by Medicare and the Veterans Administration. CCD/XML refers to a “Continuation of Care Document” (CCD) in the “Extensible Markup Language” (XML) format. XML is a language that allows a computer to easily understand and work with your data. HL7 refers to the […]
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1Oct, 2018

Telemedicine and ZibdyHealth

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The time for telemedicine “Medicine at a distance” has finally come. Telecommunication technology has improved significantly and costs have dropped making a virtual visit with your physician a reality. Some of us who live in remote areas may have already experienced this wave of the future, and others will soon have their doctor visits through an App rather than driving to their office. All major hospitals and healthcare providers are already offering some kind of telemedicine service. In addition, there are independent services (e.g. American Well, Doctor-on-Demand, HealthTap and others) […]
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1Oct, 2018

Manage Your Lab Test with ZibdyHealth

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Almost every visit to the doctor these days includes getting one or more lab tests to help the doctor diagnose and manage our ailments. These tests provide valuable information about our health, but often times they are only a snapshot of our current state. Sometimes the trends are even more important than one measurement. However, keeping track of those trends on your own can be difficult. If the doctor gives you your results, how do you keep track of them? Are they in an electronic form (such as in a […]
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