Crafting Employees' Personal Online Health Records

Companies such as Intel, Wal-Mart, and Pitney Bowes offer Web sites that compile workers' private medical historiesand may motivate change

Eric Dishman, a 42-year-old Intel executive who suffers from a chronic kidney disease, recently got a bit of pleasant news. Test results from his doctor showed he had driven his cholesterol level down to a normal range even after being warned it wasn't likely to happen. A "combination of exercise and eating a whole lot more fruits and vegetables," did the trick, says Dishman, director of health innovation and policy at chipmaker Intel (INTC).

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