PatientPilot is an innovative mobile application that empowers patients to navigate the health care system by giving them tools and guidance to make them better communicators and better self-advocates. PatientPilot coaches patients on what questions to ask their 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 does not provide medical advice, diagnostic services, treatment or referrals. It coaches patients to communicate effectively with healthcare providers in order to obtain the best care possible.. PatientPilot and mPatient Solutions LLC disclaim any liability for the decisions you make based on the information provided in this app.
PatientPilot is mobile so it’s there when the patient needs it – not just at home, but in the waiting room, during an appointment, in the hospital room and at the pharmacy.￼
The vast majority of medical apps are about collecting and processing data, whether electronic medical records, patient monitoring data or lab results. Of course, access to and efficient management of that information is critical. Where PatientPilot is different is that it helps patients understand what it all means and empowers them to be active participants in planning and managing their healthcare.
PatientPilot leverages the expertise of the medical and patient advocate communities and is based on more than 125 authoritative sources. It brings together a range of resources in an easy-to-use and secure application that is both a practical guide for patients and a mechanism to improve communication between doctors and patients.
PatientPilot leverages the expertise of the medical and patient advocate communities, and the experiences of patients themselves. It brings together a range of resources in an easy-to-use and secure application that is both a practical guide for patients and a mechanism to improve communication between doctors and patients.
PatientPilot is built around interactive checklists – a proven method of conveying critical information and fostering compliance.
Checklists include (but are not limited to):
- Goals and questions for the first visit to a specialist
- Symptoms and side effects and reminders to report them
- What to ask about diagnostic tests and results
- What to ask about treatment options
- When and how to seek a second opinion
- What to ask before surgery
- What to ask before discharge from the hospital
PatientPatient also guides patients to other authoritative and unbiased free sources of information about medical conditions and treatments. In addition, it connects patients to each other through video and other social media. While each and every case is unique, PatientPilot enables patients to gain additional perspective and emotional support by sharing their experiences.
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 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital, Yale, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, , 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.