It is my pleasure to announce that WellApps is now a part of Medivo. (see the full press release here) From day one, WellApps has been on a mission to improve quality-of-life and reduce periods of actives disease for patients with chronic illnesses. The healthcare/IT sector is at a critical inflection point in relation to this mission and many companies will be contributing. The ability to join forces with Medivo (learn more about them here) and integrate our disease management platform into their existing suite of tools for patients and doctors gets us all one step closer to our mission (which, by the way, is a never ending pursuit).
TO OUR GI MONITOR USERS: Please know that I will be leading Medivo’s product group and will continue to be devoted to an improved patient experience and a growing patient community. In terms of GI Monitor, the product will remain the same as it is now (with the exception of logos/branding) and will continue to improve over time.
Finally, it took a tremendous amount of work and a dedicated investment to get GI Monitor to where it is today. As we move on to our next phase of improved tools, I’d like for each of you to take a minute and say what GI Monitor has meant to you – as a big thank you to our generous investors, Paolo, Ed and the rest of the team (please comment below). Thanks - Brett
This WSJ video presents a pretty good overview of what some patients are doing to take control of their health. In this rapidly evolving era of consumer health, its super important that neither the patient nor the doctor sees the "Health Hacker" model as trumping the guidance of an educated health care provider. The right model is a partnership between data collection and data analysis.
by Brett Shamosh
iSee my son and wife when I’m traveling for work
iListen to music from all walks of life
iWatch animated films that entertain my 3 year old and me
iTalk to people I will never meet in person
iStarted a company
iDiscover new places
by Brett Shamosh
Entrepreneurship is hard. All those blog posts you read about the ups and downs are absolutely true. But so are the parts about affecting change and disrupting conventional workflows. And that’s what makes me smile every morning when I look at my Socialize feed in GI Monitor and see things like “My GI recommended it” and “my nurse suggested this app”.