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SOURCE MedDiary Inc.
Application addresses important need for 75 million US patients with multiple chronic conditions
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MedDiary Inc., a mobile health (mHealth) software startup specializing in chronic disease management, has launched its MedDiary app for the iOS platform. The application helps patients manage multiple chronic diseases at once while engaging directly with their healthcare providers for real-time monitoring and support.
"MedDiary is filling an important need in mHealth," said MedDiary CEO Mark Repko. "For the first time, patients with multiple chronic conditions will be able to manage the complexities of their health and their extended healthcare provider network, via a single application, customized to the patients' individual needs."
For multiple chronic diseases, the MedDiary app allows patients to select the combination of chronic diseases they want to manage (for example, Type 2 diabetes and hypertension). The app then aggregates the selected disease management plans into one seamless interface for the patient. Patients track important data points related to each condition, such as self-testing results (ex. weight, blood glucose), medication intake, food consumption and symptoms. Patients can then share this information with their healthcare providers for immediate feedback or subsequent review during their next checkup.
The MedDiary app, which is now available on iTunes, currently supports twelve chronic diseases including asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), COPD, Crohn's disease, diabetes type 1, diabetes type 2, pulmonary hypertension and others. The company plans to release additional modules for other chronic diseases in the near future.
"This is just the first step in realizing our vision for chronic disease management using mHealth technology," said Repko. "With the MedDiary app now in place, we'll soon announce other aspects of our platform that will further connect patients with their healthcare providers."
MedDiary is a personalized health management system for patients with chronic conditions. Patients, providers and researchers actively engage with one another to manage patient health and gather important patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data to support health care and research decisions.
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