We are entering a new era in healthcare where patients are beginning to increasingly and visibly take charge of their health and the health of their family members. A few patients have taken this further, starting companies that create tools, platforms and innovations that arm the growing “ePatient” movement and have become “ePatient Entrepreneurs”. There are also opportunities for “ePatients” to get involved with and contribute first-hand knowledge and experience to emerging healthcare start-ups. Which begs the question “Why doesn’t every healthcare company have Patient Advisors?”.
At the 2015 Stanford Medicine X Conference, the Intake.Me team will be leading a panel discussion on “Patients as Entrepreneurs: Bringing the patient voice to healthcare startups“. The Medicine X conference brings together the most innovative and engaging minds in academia and industry to exchange bold new ideas about the future of medicine and the role technology will play in improving health.
Darla Brown, Intake.Me @darlakbrown
Darla Brown started her career in technology as a web engineer and grew to lead some of the most successful product and engineering teams in Los Angeles. She was diagnosed with cancer 5 years ago and, with her 16+ years of technology experience, was surprised to find so few products had been designed from a patient’s perspective. She was inspired to create Intake.Me to do so.
Molly Lindquist, Consano @ConsanoMolly
Molly Lindquist has a degree in economics and years of business experience. After surviving cancer, Molly could not find an easy way to direct donations to specific medical research projects that might help her girls never have to face breast cancer. She created Consano to provide an easy way to donate directly to a specific medical research project that matters to you and keeps you connected to that research.
Michael Seres, 11Health @mjseres
Michael Seres has a background in consumer product licensing and merchandising having worked with major brands such as Fifa, UEFA, The X Factor and The Apprentice. Michael was diagnosed with the incurable bowel condition Crohn’s Disease at age 12. After over 20 operations and intestinal failure he became the 11th person to undergo a small bowel transplant in the UK at The Churchill Hospital, Oxford, England. His own experience as an ostomy patient led him to designing the initial Ostom-i prototype and founding 11Health.
The Intake.Me team is also excited to have been selected to present a MedX Ignite! talk on “How to Streamline your Doctor Visit” during the conference. It is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th at 12:15pm Pacific Time.
You can follow all the amazing activity during the 2015 Stanford Medicine X Conference on Twitter with the #MedX hashtag; and join Intake.Me founders Darla Brown and Emily Lu for a live Empowered #PatientChat straight from MedX on Friday, September 25 at 10:00 am Pacific Time.
The “Patients as Entrepreneurs” 45 minute panel will take place on Saturday, September 26th at 3:20pm Pacific Time.
You can view the livestream of the Stanford Medicine X Conference, including the Intake.Me presentations, by signing up through their Global Access Program.
Christina specializes in healthcare digital community building and communications. She is a connector and has a passion for supporting those dealing with the impacts of disease.
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