Monday, December 29, 2014

Welcome to ProPatient

ProPatient coaches you to be a better, more empowered patient or caregiver. Through our virtual doctors, you can get the information and skills you need to get the care you deserve. We help you ask the right questions of your doctor and remind you to ask them at your next visit through our mobile app. Whether you are a patient or a caregiver or both, ProPatient is here to help you get the most out of your healthcare experience.

For the past 15 years I have been working through 3 separate companies founded or co-founded, to bring better education tools to corporations, then for doctors and now, patients. 

We live in what I call the Gutenberg era of patient education where pamphlets are the state of the art. The games we put in front of our children are a thousand times more sophisticated than the materials we hand a patient to prepare them to deal with what could be the greatest challenge of their lives. 

It's just not easy being a patient. It's not something we are taught how to do, and yet nearly all of us will be a patient one day, or have to help a sick loved one. A little knowledge and a few basic skills could dramatically improve your outcomes from that experience. Medical error is still the number 6 cause of death in the US and one study showed that you have a 20% chance of being harmed in one of the 6 hospitals they studied. My goal at ProPatient is to give patients the skills, knowledge and tools to reverse that tide. 

As the patient, you are are in charge, you are the customer, you the CEO of your own health. Everyone around is there to help you but you have to make sure that they do their job right and you have to help them also.

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