Patients track treatments and indicators, and share healthcare experiences on new website

    HALIFAX, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - Kanayo Software Inc. of Halifax, NS launches, a new website that enables members to track and
measure their health conditions, symptoms and treatments, and share
information with others, including their physicians.
    The world's first healthcare exchange network,
provides data on over 325 medical conditions, connects members with similar
conditions and lets them monitor their own clinical indicators such as weight,
blood pressure and blood glucose readings.
    "We believe that self-management is key in healthcare," says Ray Sweidan,
Kanayo's CEO. "Patients who have access to timely and accurate information,
and make an effort to monitor their symptoms, are more likely to show
improvements with existing conditions and reduce the risk of complications
down the road. A site like, in conjunction with
traditional medical care, will make a big difference to a large number of
    A key feature of the site is the interaction between members. Members can
contribute and access information related to a number of conditions, sharing
information about their experience, symptoms and treatments.
    "Anyone who's ever been sick knows how important it is to talk to others
who have gone through the same thing", says Michael Heller, President of
Kanayo Software. "Medical support groups provide valuable information and
emotional support; makes that community accessible 24
hours a day."
    Membership to is free, and over 200,000
registered members are expected by September. The site's revenue will be
derived from Kanayo's highly successful physician-focused Disease Management
tools, which will be integrated into in the near

    About Kanayo Software, Inc.

    Kanayo is one of North America's leading providers of clinical decision
support software for the healthcare sector with a focus on chronic disease
management, patient self-management and mobile tele-health solutions.
    Kanayo's case worker-specific Diabetes Management application has enabled
primary care practitioners to provide improved care at reduced cost. Kanayo's
customizable Chronic Disease Management module is a complete disease
management complement with options for clinical practices with or without
existing electronic medical record systems.

For further information:

For further information: Michael Heller, President, Kanayo Software
Inc., (902) 423-2032 Ext. 101,

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