Element 6 enables patients to measure their own vital parameters and answer risk assessment survey queries from the comfort of their home. The measurement parameters include weight, blood pressure, pulse rate, glucose levels, ECG rhythms, peak flow, oxygen saturation, temperature etc. The results are automatically sent to a web based service via a secure network. A care management team at a central location reviews this information. The team alerts patients and their preferred physician when measured parameters or risk assessment response fails outside the preset limits.