Get Real Health Wins the PCHAlliance and WEGO Health ‘Flip the Patient’ Challenge

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The $5,000 award, announced during HIMSS18, will help Get Real Health with patient testing of its new Ellie care management product.

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“We are truly thrilled to win this first-ever ‘Flip the Patient’ Challenge. Innovation in patient engagement and connected health is our whole reason for being in business." -Get Real Health CEO and Founding Partner Robin Wiener

Get Real Health has been selected as the winner of the “Flip the Patient” Challenge by the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance), a HIMSS organization, and WEGO Health (a PCHAlliance member organization), which is the world’s largest network of patient leaders. The award was announced in the PCHAlliance Connected Health Experience during the 2018 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

The PCHAlliance and WEGO Health created the “Flip the Patient” Challenge to encourage innovators to collaborate with patient leaders on the design, development and deployment of their solutions. PCHAlliance and HIMSS Corporate members, which represent a diverse cross section of connected health and health IT companies, were invited to submit proposals that demonstrated a novel approach to working with patient experts on an aspect of technology design, development and deployment.

“We are truly thrilled to win this first-ever ‘Flip the Patient’ Challenge,” said Get Real Health CEO and Founding Partner Robin Wiener. “Innovation in patient engagement and connected health is our whole reason for being in business, and we’re especially elated to have our recent entrance into the world of care management recognized.”

Get Real Health was chosen as the winner of the challenge by an independent committee comprised of select PCHAlliance leaders and members of WEGO Health’s patient advisory board. Get Real Health receives a monetary award of $5,000, which will be used for consulting services provided by patient subject matter experts who are active in WEGO Health’s patient leader community. WEGO Health’s experts are drawn from its network of patient leaders, which include more than 125,000 patient advocates and influencers managing chronic, complex and rare conditions.

Get Real Health plans to collaborate with an advisory board of WEGO Health’s patient experts in the design and development of its Ellie care management product, which links patients and care managers in a collaborative and meaningful personal care relationship. In addition to gathering insights, a panel of WEGO Health patient experts will provide Get Real Health with user feedback to support design sprints and iterative product development.

“This award enables us to put WEGO’s patient experts at the center of our user study,” said Wiener. “We look forward to getting to know the needs and usage patterns of patients who work with care managers, so Ellie can truly make a difference in the world. We want to know which tools these patients need, what they expect from their care managers, and how they prefer to manage their health. Thanks to the ‘Flip the Patient’ Challenge, we will be able to hear the struggles, goals and joys of the patients we seek to serve.”

About Get Real Health
Get Real Health combines a world of new information from patients, devices and apps with existing clinical data to help individuals and healthcare professionals engage and empower each other. By giving providers and patients the information and tools they need to work together, we help our customers meet their ever-changing patient engagement needs. We help them deliver value-based care, improve outcomes, activate patients, increase patient loyalty and satisfaction, all while meeting regulatory requirements.

About PCHAlliance
The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance), a non-profit organization formed by HIMSS (Health Information and Management Systems Society), believes that health is personal and extends beyond healthcare. PCHAlliance accelerates technical, business, policy and social strategies necessary to advance personal connected health. PCHAlliance members are a vibrant ecosystem of technology and life sciences industry icons and innovative, early stage companies along with governments, academic institutions, and associations from around the world. To support its vision, PCHAlliance convenes the global personal connected health community at the annual Connected Health Conference, the premier international event for the exchange of research, evidence, ideas, innovations and opportunities in personal connected health. The Alliance also publishes and promotes adoption of the Continua Design Guidelines, recognized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as the international standard for safe, secure, and reliable exchange of data to and from personal health devices.

About WEGO Health
WEGO Health is a mission-driven company connecting healthcare with the experience, skills and insights of patient leaders, working across virtually all health conditions and topics. WEGO Health’s network collaborates with startups, life sciences companies, non-profits, agencies, government and all types of organizations across healthcare. WEGO Health offers enterprise and on-demand solutions that allow organizations to leverage patient experience and expertise in the design, development, and promotion of their products and services. WEGO Health brings patient experts directly into the healthcare industry to drive patient-centered innovation. The company’s network includes more than 100,000 vetted patients and caregivers who manage chronic and complex health conditions. WEGO Health Experts is the first on-demand platform that matches companies seeking patient expertise with vetted patient leader advisors, collaborators and influencers.

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