by Brett Shamosh UPDATE: We released the latest version of GI Monitor, which includes our Socialize feature. Socialize allows users to share their thoughts and learn from each other as they log symptoms and observations in realtime. Try GI Monitor now
Know yourself well
by Brett Shamosh If you haven't seen e-patient Dave's deBronkart's inspiring TedTalk demanding we "Let Patients Help", then you probably don't care that much about the consumer health movement (or maybe you just missed it). We all hope stories like Dave's will become commonplace in the coming years.
by Edward Shin, MD This past Wednesday, July 13th, I joined 200 people at the very first StartUp Health Roundtable. As a serial healthcare entrepreneur slogging it out for the last 3 years, I'm thrilled to see that there's a meaningful effort to organize, cultivate and foster a viable healthcare start-up community.
by Brett Shamosh
In our latest version of GI Monitor, we added a simple feature called Photo Therapy. We asked our global community of (IBD) Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis patients to upload, caption and rate pictures of people, places and things that make them smile. Below are some pictures to remind us that health connects us all.
by Brett Shamosh Tonight, my colon will consume its last meal. Fittingly, the meal will be prepared by those who loved my colon the most for the last 36 years. Each member of my family has volunteered to make one piece of tonight’s dinner per my request.
by Brett Shamosh I attended last year’s mhealth Summit in Washington, DC and took away two observations. First, Ted Turner is a riot. I was thoroughly entertained by comments like “war is really bad for people’s health”. My second takeaway from the summit can be attributed to constant use of the acronym “ICT” (Information Communication Technology).
by Brett Shamosh Last week, I made a decision to have surgery to remove my colon. We had some good times, my colon and me, but on June 6th we’ll be parting ways. I think it is very important to share stories like mine, to provide real world examples of why we shouldn’t place the responsibility of human health and wellness exclusively on the shoulders of the medical community.