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David Cameron puts personal health responsibility on the agenda

Published on 21st July 2014 by Medelinked

Britain’s Prime Minister, The Rt Hon David Cameron, looked at how we can take more responsibility for our health by knowing our health numbers today when he visited the offices of Medelinked Personal Health record, a leading supplier of online health solutions. They demonstrated their online health account system, built using Microsoft technologies, to the Prime Minister and its integration with the latest Withings health tracking devices. Withings create lifestyle products and apps to help people across the world easily take care of their health.

By collating and managing health information in a personalised central online account, akin to online banking for health, Medelinked enables users to manage their information, track progress and puts them in greater control of their health.

The Medelinked Personal Health Record has been reviewed and listed on the NHS health apps directory and is receiving sign ups throughout the United Kingdom. It is also being used by Aviva for their international private medical insurer customers.

There have been some great advances in self-monitoring technologies and cool health gadgets. The PM was shown the latest stylish Withings activity Pulse tracker, a powerful pocket-sized activity-tracking tool designed to help users achieve personal health and fitness goals. Streaming into the Medelinked online health account, the Pulse adds heart rate measurement and automatic run detection to the tracking of steps taken, distance covered, elevation, calories burned, and quality of sleep.

The Prime Minister was also shown the new Withings Internet connected scale, the Smart Body Analyzer. The revolutionary device is the first of its kind and capable of measuring heart rate, air quality as well as traditional weight measurements and body composition.

The Prime Minister says "I was delighted to see that a start-up technology company in my constituency is performing well, supporting large companies such as Aviva. The nation’s health can be improved if we all take a greater interest and responsibility for our own wellbeing and tools such as the Medelinked Health Record and Withings tracking devices are helpful in enabling us to do just this."

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