Health Hero Network: This on-line monitoring uses a separate unit, called the Health Buddy, with a touch screen and multiple-choice response. For more information, contact the Health Hero Network, 2570 W. El Camino Real, Suite 111, Mountain View, CA 94040. Telephone: (650) 559-1000. Fax: (650) 559-1050. Web site: www.healthhero.com.
HealthAnswers: By connecting to a Web site, patients can keep a personal diary of medical information; set behavioral goals; communicate through chat rooms, bulletin boards, and e-mail; and receive health information. For more information, contact CommuniHealth, 100 South Sangamon St., Chicago, IL 60607. Telephone: (312) 942-1656. Web site: www.communi health.com.
LifeMasters Supported SelfCare: Patients input certain vital signs in this on-line pilot program that is monitored by nurses. Patients also have access to chat rooms, e-mail, and educational information. Available for congestive heart failure, asthma, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. For more information, contact LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, 450 Newport Center Dr., Suite 410, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Telephone: (800) 760-9261. Web site: www.lifemasters.net.
Health Coaching Network: This disease management and shared decision-making support system has added an on-line component to its telephone support line staffed by specially trained nurses. Available for diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. For more information, contact George Bennett, HealthDialog, 60 State St., Suite 700, Boston MA 02109. Telephone: (888) 634-1532. Web site: www.healthdialog.com.