Open Source Health Announces Appointment of Patient Advisory Board to Design Precision Medicine for Women’s Health

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada – July 14, 2016: Open Source Health Inc. (CSE:OSH), (Frankfurt:0OS), a cloud based precision medicine platform that puts control into the hands of women to educate, advocate and collaborate on their own healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of a 10 person Precision Medicine Patient Advisory Board.

“Involving patients in the design of every aspect of their Precision Medicine care is revolutionary,” says Sonya Satveit, CEO of Open Source Health Inc., “Women with PCOS have been underserved in healthcare for a long time, and now for the first time, we have brought them to the forefront of innovation to trail blaze a new path to optimal health. Precision Medicine is the next paradigm shift in healthcare and it’s exciting to have an amazing group of women involved as we create a new standard of care.”

With the help of this advisory team OSH is reimagining the way healthcare will be delivered to women. Patients are critical stakeholders that have traditionally been left out of healthcare decisions, by truly empowering them in healthcare with precision medicine means patients no longer have to wait for 17 years from research publication to clinical adoption. A one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare is giving way to individualized care and in order to meet the demands of precision medicine a completely new digital delivery system is required. The myAva platform is taking the lead as the first women-centric digital healthcare platform to deliver precision medicine.

“Being on the forefront of precision medicine as a patient, and potentially on the forefront of groundbreaking PCOS discoveries, is such an exciting place to be. The information we can uncover about PCOS by being the first to participate in a Precision Medicine Program for PCOS, the steps we can take to form the basis of integrative and precision medicine as an emerging system, will not only be a force of change in our lives, but I know it will prove beneficial for everyone in the PCOS community – patients and doctors alike,” says Jo Lynn Mahan, a member of OSH’s newly created Patient Advisory Board, “Data like this has never been collected, a Patient Advisory Board like this has never been done. We are pioneers for the future of Precision Medicine and, in fact, for women’s health. I am honored to be a part of this incredible group of women.”

Each member of the Advisory Board will be granted 10,000 stock options priced at $0.12 with an expiry date of June 20, 2026 in accordance with OSH’s Stock Option plan.

In addition, further to its news release of June 13, 2016, OSH has completed its previously announced private placement.

About Open Source Health Inc.:

Open Source Health takes a truly patient-centered approach and is in the business of providing a cloud based, real-time precision medicine platform to Clinics and Practices that focus on Women’s Health. Open Source Health Inc. is leading the digital transformation of healthcare by leveraging the latest trends in digital health, precision medicine, molecular medicine, integrated and personalized health, social health and participatory medicine. This is medicine for the 21st century.

For more information, visit www.opensourcehealth.com

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For further information, please contact Investor Relations at Open Source Health Inc.
Toll Free: 1.866.403.1933 in North America

International Calling: +01.647.872.9986
http://www.opensourcehealth.com/contact-new/

Forward Looking Statements

Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of Open Source Health Inc. (“OSH”), including, but not limited to, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions and the uncertainty of obtaining additional financing. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and OSH does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities law.

OSH Announces Appointment of Jim Fairbairn and Carole Staveley to the Board of Directors

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada – May 10, 2016: Open Source Health Inc. (CSE:OSH), (Frankfurt:0OS), a cloud based precision medicine platform that puts control into the hands of women to educate, advocate and collaborate on their own healthcare is pleased to announce that Mr. James Fairbairn and Carole Staveley have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company.

“I am delighted to have Mr. Fairbairn and Ms. Staveley join the Board of OSH to provide their expert guidance as we enter the growth stage and launch the myAva platform in Atlanta,” says Sonya Satveit, CEO of Open Source Health Inc.

OSH has granted each Director 25,000 stock options as part of the standard board compensation approved by the shareholders.

OSH would also like to thank Mr. Mike Volker for his services to the Board of Directors and accepts his resignation effective immediately.

About Mr. James Fairbairn:

Mr. Fairbairn graduated from the University of Western Ontario and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1987. He received his Institute Certified Director Designation (ICD.D) in 2009.  Mr. Fairbairn has worked as a consultant almost exclusively in the resource and technology industry and has served as a senior officer and/or director and Chairman of the audit committees of a number of public and private companies.

About Ms. Carole Staveley:

Ms. Staveley is President of Inner Victory Coaching, an organization she founded to empower others to become their own Health Champions and reach their full potential.  Inspired by the possibility of helping others to shorten their suffering time and reach their full potential, Ms. Staveley authored two books. Her latest one, Conquer Your Pain in 9 Steps (Influence Publishing 2015), takes you through her proven 9-step Health Champion approach to suffering less and achieving more. Ms. Staveley’s background as a leader in the health field includes 20 years of management experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from McMaster University and a Masters in Business Administration from York University’s Schulich School of Business.

 

 

About Open Source Health Inc.:

Open Source Health takes a truly patient-centered approach and is in the business of providing a real-time integrative healthcare solution for women in an open source architecture. Open Source Health Inc. is leading the digital transformation of integrative and preventative health by leveraging the latest trends in digital health, personalized health, social health and participatory medicine.

For more information, visit www.opensourcehealth.com

 

Contact:

For further information, please contact Investor Relations at Open Source Health Inc.
Toll Free: 1.866.403.1933 in North America

International Calling: +01.647.872.9986
http://www.opensourcehealth.com/contact-new/

 

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Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of Open Source Health Inc. (“OSH”), including, but not limited to, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions and the uncertainty of obtaining additional financing. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and OSH does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities law.

Rock Health: How Predictive Analytics Impacts Patient Care

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News via HIT Consultant, Friday, January 23, 2015.

As data sources and technology advance, algorithms will be able to deliver better, personalized care. Though personalized medicine has yet to deliver on the promise of its powers, its precursor, predictive analytics, has proven effective in many industries and is now focused on transforming healthcare. Dozens of new digital health products have hit the market and $1.9B has flowed into the space since 2011—but what does it take for an algorithm to accurately and reliably impact care?

Read the HIT Consultant article here

Open Source Health Announces Operations Update

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada – November 14, 2014: Open Source Health Inc. (CSE:OSH), a cloud based integrative healthcare platform that puts control in the hands of women to educate, advocate and collaborate on their own healthcare is pleased to provide an operational update on the development of its proprietary cloud-based healthcare platform.
“It is projected that over USD $1 Trillion in healthcare costs could be saved by 2023 with better prevention and disease management, yet today only 3% of $2.4 Trillion is spent today on prevention”, states Sonya Satveit, Founder and CEO of Open Source Health Inc. “This reflects only the top seven chronic diseases and the current healthcare system isn’t designed to facilitate preventative and integrative health – we plan to change that with the launch of our platform.”

Update – Open Source Health

The Company has made significant progress in the development of its advanced cloud-based platform that is designed to empower women to take control of their own health. The three main components of preventative and integrative healthcare are to educate, advocate and collaborate. The OSH platform combines all three functions:

    1. Educate: Through interaction with the patient, the Artificial Intelligent and Learning Engine curates a personalized health portal for each patient individually. It is constantly learning and updating based on the patient’s interests, health records, lab results, treatment plans and results.

      Status:The core underlying platform is installed and being tested, along with the interface, to over 75,000 medical journals with millions of peer reviewed medical research articles; the interface to the internet where website, blogs, and articles are posted; and the connections to molecular databases that describe interactions between conditions, symptoms and diseases. The algorithms for intelligent curation is in development and will be entering testing in Q1 2015. It is this algorithm that creates a highly accurate health news portal for each patient.

 

    1. Advocate: In a market that is disease-centric, people do not know how to take control of their own health and practice prevention. The OSH platform incorporates an advocacy model to break down each step of the patient’s healthcare journey and facilitate the next steps. The more a patient participates, the more engaged she becomes in her health, resulting in improved health and lower healthcare costs.

      Status: OSH is working with leading insurance and actuarial companies to use evidence-based results on the steps of prevention that lead to a healthy patient and lower healthcare costs. This is driven from a fully secured and HIPPA complaint the Electronic Health Record (EHR)- a system used by the patient and the provider to store all medical information, billing processes, access to prescription and laboratory testing networks. Currently an open source EHR platform is being adapted to accommodate the specialized needs of preventative and integrative health practices. Release to beta test will be Q2 2015. The Patient owns their own data and health information within the EHR platform.

 

  1. Collaborate: Through the platform, the patient has 24/7 access to her team of healthcare professionals. The key is making this convenient to ask a question or get a second opinion by facilitating a variety of options, such as telemedicine consult, instant messaging and email. The patient selects her own health care team of professionals from a variety of specialties that support women’s health. She can also create a private social network of other patients and family for support or to assist them to advocate.
    Status: The Collaboration technology was released as an open source software code to the market late September at the Health 2.0 Conference and demonstrated live on the main stage. Several clinics and medical centers around the USA are reviewing the use of this technology, as it offers a low cost and fast implementation solution that will disrupt the current multi-million dollar solutions currently being offered in the market. It is expected that OSH will begin billing consulting services for its use. Development continues to improve the open source code and the commercial offering to be used in the Open Source Health Platform. OSH believes that this open source approach will change the face of health delivery by making it accessible and available to everyone.

 

Other Activities Update:

    1. Beta Clients and Market Launch: Scheduled for launch in mid-2015, the platform will be focused on women’s hormone health in conjunction with a number of women-centric clinics. The women’s health platform has been named myAVA. OSH is currently engaged with clinics in the USA regarding adopting the platform to immediately deliver care to their female patients by adding their physicians to the system, which will create immediate recurring transactional revenue at launch.

 

    1. Marketing Launch: A daytime daily TV show centered on women’s health issues is being produced in Hollywood. OSH will partner with the producers of the show to integrate the myAVA platform into the interactive content engagement technology tied to the show. This TV show, which will air daily to a potential viewing audience of up to 14 million women, will act as the lead generation to the myAVA platform. The first season will consist of a series of 30 shows that will air in the second half of 2015 in the USA. A segment of this show, integrated with the engagement technology is available for viewing on the OSH web site at www.opensourcehealth.com

 

    1. Patent Activity: OSH has 3 patents being prepared for filing with the International Patent office around its core technology which are expected to be filed in Q1 2015.

 

    1. Management Team: OSH has assembled one of the top management teams in Digital Health in the USA and Canada and will continue to add to the team as the Company moves towards commercialization of its proprietary technology in 2015.

 

  1. Financing: OSH is currently marketing a $5M private placement in the USA and Canada and due diligence is underway with multiple investor groups.

Summary

The launch focus of OSH’s disruptive proprietary technology platform is on delivering healthcare to women, who consume 73% of the healthcare resource in the USA. Our strategy is to have millions of women connected to thousands of healthcare providers, delivering preventative and integrative health over OSH’s myAVA platform. We will generate our revenue from the use of the platform by healthcare providers, product sales and ancillary services. This is a multi-hundred billion-dollar market and OSH is leading the transition from disease management to a focus of preventive medicine and integrative health.

About Open Source Health Inc.:

Open Source Health takes a truly patient-centered approach and is in the business of providing a real-time integrative healthcare solution for women in an open source architecture. Open Source Health Inc. is set to lead the current healthcare revolution by leveraging the latest trends in digital health, personalized health, social health and participatory medicine.

For more information, visit www.opensourcehealth.com

Contact:

For further information, please contact Investor Relations at Open Source Health Inc.
Toll Free: 1.866.403.1933
investor.relations@opensourcehealth.com


Forward Looking Statements

Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of Open Source Health Inc. (“OSH”), including, but not limited to, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions and the uncertainty of obtaining additional financing. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and OSH does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities law.

U.S. Funding for Digital Healthcare Start-Ups Expected to Reach $6.5 Billion by 2017, According to Accenture

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News via The FINANCIAL, Saturday, September 27, 2014.

The FINANCIAL — Driven by evolving consumer expectations, start-up funding for digital healthcare, such as telehealth or wearable technology, is expected to double in the United States over the next three years, growing from $3.5 billion in 2014 to $6.5 billion by the end of 2017, according to new research by Accenture.

Read the The FINANCIAL article here

Open Source Health’s CEO Sonya Satveit on CTV Morning Live – July 23, 2014

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40% of Women cannot identify Maternal Mood Disorders in a recent Canadian survey

Toronto, Canada – July 22, 2014: Open Source Health Inc. (CSE:OSH), a cloud based patient engagement system that puts control in the hands of women to Educate, Advocate and Collaborate on their own healthcare. Sonya Satveit, Founder and CEO of Open Source Health Inc. will be appearing on CTV Morning Live – Ottawa, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 to open up the conversation about maternal mental health.
“Perinatal Mood Disorders, commonly referred to as Postpartum Depression, refer to a group of disorders yet, unfortunately, according to new Canadian data, 40 per cent of women could not recognize the full spectrum of mood disorders associated with pregnancy.” says Sonya Satveit, Founder and CEO of Open Source Health Inc. “This points to an obvious need for greater awareness surrounding all of the associated disorders – not just depression.”
As a woman who suffered from perinatal mood disorder, Sonya Satveit, a women’s health advocate and author of the popular Hormone Soup website, will shed light on the disconnect between the number one complication of pregnancy and the need for greater awareness and screening. Satveit encourages women to become empowered by speaking up against the fear and shame surrounding perinatal mood disorders and becoming informed advocates in their own health.

About Hormone Soup:
Hormone Soup (www.hormonsoup.com) is a women’s hormone health website where Founder and President, Sonya Satveit publishes her story and research. As an empowered patient and women’s health advocate she has touched women with her story in over 100 countries. These women and their similar health struggles helped inspire the creation of the Integrative Healthcare platform within Open Source Health. Sonya continues to publish her stories with the hope that this information may make a difference in women’s day-to-day lives.

About Open Source Health Inc.:
Open Source Health takes a truly patient-centered approach and is in the business of providing a real-time integrative healthcare solution for women in an open source architecture. Open Source Health Inc. is set to lead the current healthcare revolution by leveraging the latest trends in digital health, personalized health, social health and participatory medicine.
For more information, visit www.opensourcehealth.com

Mobile Is Transforming Health Care in 10 Ways

Mobile Is Transforming Health Care in 10 Ways

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An article published on Business Insider has stated that “without a doubt, 2014 will be declared the year mobile became mighty in healthcare.”

Here are the 10 ways that mobile is changing healthcare:

1.Increased Mobile Usage
2. Health Apps
3. Geo-targeting for location-based mobile information
4. Personalization
5. Wearable Technology
6. On-Demand Health Videos
7. Big Data and Analytics Offer More Insight
8. Electronic Health Records
9. High Quality Content to Add Value to Traditional Therapy
10. Better Small Screen Design for Better User Experiences

For the full article, read more at
http://www.businessinsider.com/10-ways-mobile-is-transforming-health-care-2014-6#ixzz358ei18pG

93% of patients want to communicate with their physician via email

93% of patients want to communicate with their physician via email

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Catalyst Healthcare Research (CHR) conducted an online study to determine patient preferences in patient-physician communication, and patients were asked specifically about digital communication with their doctors. An overwhelming number of respondents indicated that email communication with their physicians was a priority for them.

Dan Prince, president and founder of CHR said, “It’s not surprising that consumers want digital access to things like test results and making a doctor’s appointment. The Internet is quick and convenient, and it’s in the best interest of health systems, hospitals and physician practices to embrace online options for their patients’ healthcare needs. As healthcare changes, it’s crucial that providers stay relevant.”

25 percent of respondents said that they would pay more for this convenience,  even if it meant a $25 per use fee.

People are asking for digital access to their doctors, their healthcare records and their test results.  

Read the Becker’s Hospital Review article here: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/93-of-adult-patients-want-e-mail-communication-with-physicians.html

Our Interactive Digital Engagement System BETA is live

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Together with Hormone Soup Inc., and in consultation with 5×5 Media, Open Source Health’s interactive lead generation system launches to thousands of users for beta testing.

 Toronto, Canada – May 15, 2014:

Open Source Health Inc. (CSE:OSH) a digital integrative healthcare company dedicated to advancing life-long solutions for women’s health and wellness is pleased to announce, in conjunction with Hormone Soup Inc. and 5×5 Media Inc., the beta launch of the interactive digital engagement system. This interactive system will act as a lead generation system seamlessly connecting millions of women to Open Source Health’s cloud based integrative healthcare platform.

“This is digital media meets healthcare. We are revolutionizing patient engagement,” says Sonya Satveit, CEO of Open Source Health and Executive Producer of Hormone Soup TV. “This partnership represents two of the biggest industries coming together to support women in their healthcare journey.  The result is a flawless transition from television viewer to healthcare consumer.”

This technology is a natural fit for a television show dedicated to women’s health:

  • Of the millions of women who watch daytime television, 73% are aged 18 to 49. (Pew Research, 2012)
  • 86% of television viewers use a second screen, such as a smartphone or tablet, while watching television. (Nielsen Data)
  • 25% to 30% of viewers interact with their second screen while watching television. (Itibit, 2014)
  • 8 to 15% of those viewers complete a commerce transaction within the technology while watching the show.  (Itibit, 2014)

Integration of the Open Source Health platform with the state-of-the-art digital engagement technology will provide women with access to real time, curated information, resources and tools that are trusted and relevant.  Among the most exciting features that our technology facilitates is the television viewers’ ability to book a consultation with the healthcare specialist and sign up for a health program while watching the interviews on TV or on-demand.  The link to the interactive demo is available at www.opensourcehealth.com.

 

About Hormone Soup Inc.
Hormone Soup Inc. is a digital media company producing content on women’s hormone health. Hormone Soup TV is set to air in 2015 in North America.

About 5×5 Media, Inc.
Five By Five Media, Inc. (“5×5”) is a full service television and film production company that creates, develops, writes, packages and produces both scripted and unscripted television programming and feature films. With their in-house capability of taking an idea from original concept to the final delivery of the product, their principals have produced over 1000 broadcast hours for networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, TNT and TBS. Credits include Survivor, Super Nanny, Extreme Makeover – Home Edition, and The Amazing Race.  Original programming includes Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Fashion Star, King of the Nerds and The Hero.  Their Executive Producing team has received four primetime Emmys.

 

Forward Looking Statements
Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of OSH, including, but not limited to, the uncertainty of the Transaction proceeding, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, dependence upon regulatory and shareholder approvals, the execution of definitive documentation and the uncertainty of obtaining additional financing. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities law.

 

Niche healthcare providers expected to emerge triumphant as healthcare landscape shifts

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A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute indicates that savvy new companies will shake up the healthcare industry as it shifts towards a technology-enabled, consumer-facing model.

Vaughn Kaufmann, the principle at PwC’s Health Industries has been quoted as saying, “Soon, healthcare will have its own Amazon.com-style, iconic, new economy brands.”

While many companies are competing for a piece of the 3 trillion dollar industry, Kaufmann predicts that those companies that are better serving specific niches will be among those that emerge triumphant.

For Open Source Health, this report confirms CEO Sonya Satveit’s strong conviction that a platform dedicated to women’s health, and more specifically to women’s hormone health,  is exactly what is needed as we move into the new healthcare landscape.

Read more: Savvy new players expected to shake up healthcare
Full Report: PricewaterhouseCooper’s new health economy 

 

7 in 10 U.S. adults track a health indicator like weight or chronic symptoms. One in five “health-trackers” use technology to keep tabs on their health status.

7 in 10 U.S. adults track a health indicator like weight or chronic symptoms. One in five “health-trackers” use technology to keep tabs on their health status.

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Tracking can affect someone’s overall approach to health

Why do people go to the trouble of tracking health data, for themselves or for someone they care for? A recent study conducted by The Pew Internet & American Life Project says it’s because people get results. Of the U.S. adults that track health indicators, using memory, paper, technology or a combination:

  •  46% say that this activity has changed their overall approach to maintaining their health or the health of someone for whom they provide care.
  • 40% say it has led them to ask a doctor new questions or to get a second opinion from another doctor.
  • 34% of trackers say it has affected a decision about how to treat an illness or condition.

In all, 63% of trackers agree with at least one of those statements of impact.

Tracking has had a more significant impact on people living with chronic conditions

The same study concluded that of  “health trackers” living with 2+ conditions:

  • 56% say it has affected their overall approach to maintaining their health or the health of someone they help care for, compared with 40% of trackers who report no chronic conditions.
  • 53% say it has led them to ask a doctor new questions or to seek a second opinion, compared with 33% of trackers with no chronic conditions
  • 45% say it has affected a decision about how to treat an illness or condition, compared with 25% of trackers with no chronic conditions.

Open Source Health is committed to offering Women the tools they need to take an active role in their health. With open source technology and innovative in-lab and at-home blood testing, Open Source Health offers patients the ability to enjoy a personal health profile with all diagnostic and graphed data showing changes to their hormonal health over time. This means women can test, track and share their health data with whom ever they choose, while enjoying dramatically reduced blood test wait times & costs.

Source:

The results reported come from a nationwide survey of adults living in the United States. To download the full report “Tracking for Health, visit: the Pew Research Internet Project.

Mobile health continues to climb in popularity, especially among smartphone owners

Mobile health continues to climb in popularity, especially among smartphone owners

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Over half of cell phone owners in the U.S. say that they own a smartphone. This translates to 45% of all American adults. Recent research conducted by The Pew Internet & American Life Project indicates that 52% of smartphone owners have looked up health information on their phone. Youth, those with a higher level of education, a higher-income and those that own a smartphone are all more likely to use their cell phone to look for health information. Each of these observations holds true under statistical analysis isolating each factor.

In other words, it is not simply that smartphone owners are likely to be younger than other American adults and both groups are likely to use their phones to look up health information. Each characteristic has an independent effect on mobile health information consumption.

Source:

The results reported come from a nationwide survey of adults living in the United States. To download the full report “Mobile Health 2012, visit: the Pew Research Internet Project.

 

35% of U.S. adults are considered “online diagnosers”

35% of U.S. adults are considered “online diagnosers”

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New research from The Pew Internet & American Life Project, an initiative of the Pew Research Center, shows that 35 percent of U.S. adults say they have used the internet to try to figure out what medical condition they or another may have. The study refers to those who searched for answers on the internet as “online diagnosers.”  Of this group, fifty-three percent of online diagnosers talked with a clinician about what they found online. This includes searches related to serious conditions, general information searches, and searches for minor health problems.

The study highlights that many U.S. adults have now added the internet to their personal health toolbox, helping themselves and their loved ones better understand what might be ailing them. Open Source Health is committed to bridging the gap between online health seekers and current offerings.

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The results reported come from a nationwide survey of adults living in the United States. T0 download the full report “Health Online 2013“, visit: the Pew Research Internet Project.

 

72% of American internet  users searched for health information in 2012

72% of American internet users searched for health information in 2012

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New research from The Pew Internet & American Life Project, an initiative of the Pew Research Center, shows that one in three American adults have gone online to figure out a medical condition. Of this group:

  • 77 percent of online health seekers say they began at a search engine such as Google, Bing, or Yahoo
  • another 13 percent say they began at a site that specializes in health information, like WebMD
  • 2 percent say they started their research at a more general site like Wikipedia
  • and an additional 1 percent say they started at a social network site like Facebook

Source:

The results reported come from a nationwide survey of adults living in the United States. To download the full report “Health Online 2013“, visit: the Pew Research Internet Project.