PatientPilot for Families and Caregivers Launches on MedStartr!
PatientPilot is live on MedStartr with a campaign to fund PatientPilot for Families and Caregivers. This new version of PatientPilot – for iPhone and Android – empowers patients, family members and other caregivers to connect and share medical information as well as PatientPilot’s tools and guidance for navigating the healthcare system. PatientPilot coaches patients and caregivers on what questions to ask doctors, when to seek a second opinion, how to understand test results, how to find reliable medical information on the Internet, how to understand treatment options, and how to make medical decisions.
PatientPilot for Families and Caregivers will enable up to six family members or caregivers to create their own PatientPilot modules and share them selectively with each other. They’ll be able to see each other’s interactive checklists of questions for the doctor, “key reminders,” medication lists, notes, recordings and appointments, and add notes or other content to each other’s modules.
PatientPilot for Families and Caregivers also will include a number of enhancements, including Live Video Chat , which enables a family member or caregiver to virtually join the patient at a doctor’s appointment and ask the doctor questions.
MedStartr is the leading crowdfunding site for medical projects. Please visit the PatientPilot page on MedStartr to learn more about PatientPilot for Families and Caregivers and to find out how to contribute to our efforts.
PatientPilot for Families and Caregivers will help families manage their healthcare and become better self-advocates. It will also serve as a robust platform for other versions of PatientPilot that will be customized for specific diseases and help underserved patient populations such as low literacy patients with chronic diseases.
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Version 1 of PatientPilot (iPhone only) is still available for free in the App Store.
Have you ever sat in a doctor’s office feeling apprehensive, overwhelmed by information and uncertain about what questions to ask? Have you walked out of the doctor’s office having forgotten something the doctor said and regretting what questions you didn’t ask? You’re not alone. Just about every patient has had the same experience at one time or another. PatientPilot can help you become an empowered patient. It’s your mobile medical navigator, coaching you on your journey through the healthcare system and offering tips on what questions to ask your doctors, how to find essential and reliable medical information and how to make medical decisions. PatientPilot’s guidance is gleaned from more than 125 authoritative sources in the medical and patient advocacy communities. PatientPilot is there when you need it – not just at home, but in the waiting room, during an appointment, in the hospital room and at the pharmacy.
PatientPilot does not provide medical advice, diagnostic services, treatment or referrals.
Who Created PatientPilot?
PatientPilot is a product of mPatient Solutions LLC. The founder of mPatient Solutions and the creator of PatientPilot is Grant Perry, a digital media entrepreneur based in Austin, Texas. Grant is a seasoned media executive, journalist and educator, and is a lawyer and member of the Washington, DC Bar. He has extensive experience in business development, marketing, and public relations, and in creating a variety of digital content, including long and short form video as well as Web sites and apps. Partnering with Yahoo, Grant pioneered some early live webcast programs from New York, Tokyo, London, France and the California wine country. He has worked at senior levels of companies ranging from start-ups to multinationals, including CNN, CNN International and Olivetti. Grant also has taught graduate courses about trends in digital media and journalism at Johns Hopkins University. Grant, who comes from a family of physicians and public health experts, is passionate about the needs of patients and their families. His passion grows from experience. Diagnosed more than 20 years ago with a very rare disorder, Perry has been examined, studied and treated at such medical centers as Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital, Yale, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the National Institutes of Health, Germany’s Hannover Medical School, the UK’s Middlesex Hospital (now closed) and the London Clinic. Grant’s long medical journey has given him what he hopes is valuable perspective that will enable PatientPilot to make a genuine difference for patients. Grant explains why he created PatientPilo in this video.
PatientPilot Founder, Grant Perry