Healthcare: Don't Leave Home Without Your Medical Data

Healthcare: Don't Leave Home Without Your Medical Data

John Nosta 09/07/2021
Healthcare: Don't Leave Home Without Your Medical Data

Your health data can save your life, but only when it's with you!

Our health data and medical records are an essential component of wellness. Yet for many, it's a collection of complicated forms, copies, and notes that make little to no sense. For many others, these data are left under control of the physician or hospital until needed. And that need is often complicated by time constraints, logistics, and geography. A single bit of data can provide essential information for providers, but what data point? And can you find it in today's mountain of health information? And beyond simple access to data, the lack of data availability can pose significant anxiety--and this burden can pose tremendous limits to both recreational essential travel.

Backpack Health is a simple solution to this complex problem. It allows individuals to take control of their health data with a simple app. Backpack Health is a user-friendly platform to collect and manage health data to make use of it as necessary. The unique platform is "build from the ground up" with special attention to the nuances of various diseases. This allows for a streamlined process and helps users "seek" specific information that is unique to a condition. Further, the platform for organizations to engage with patients and help build health-related communities.


A user-friendly platform to collect and visualize health data | Source: Backpack Health

A Single Source of Information

One location and on-demand, Backpack Health provides a comprehensive source of health information. This resource can be particularly important for patients with complicated conditions or diseases.

Building Advocacy To Improve Care

As control shifts to collaboration, new opportunities emerge to connect like-minded individuals and drive powerful connections for clinical and commercial use.

Drug and Device Innovation

With direct access to an expansive population, it can help support commercial development for the life sciences industry. Connecting patients with opportunities and industry with engaged patients and caregivers creates a win-win situation.

But the real value of Backpack Health is demonstrated by its current users. In the rare disease category, there are over 5,000 users and 40% have a dependent in the system. Backpack Health is being used in over 80 countries and in 6 languages. For many, it's an essential part of care.

Backpack Health is indispensable! It's given me comprehensive control of my, and my children's, medical records. Like many patients with chronic illness, we have specialists at multiple hospitals. Instead of the long and complicated process with medical records, I can put everything into the app and quickly and easily share important medical information with our entire healthcare team. Current Backpack Health User 

In today's world, and particularly in healthcare, data is the new currency. The ability for patients and caregivers to have ready access to essential clinical information is more than just convenient. It can be a life-saving asset that is ready when you need it. That's Backpack Health.

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John Nosta

Digital Health Expert

John is the #1 global influencer in digital health and generally regarded as one of the top global strategic and creative thinkers in this important and expanding area. He is also one the most popular speakers around the globe presenting his vibrant and insightful perspective on the future of health innovation. His focus is on guiding companies, NGOs, and governments through the dynamics of exponential change in the health / tech marketplaces. He is also a member of the Google Health Advisory Board, pens HEALTH CRITICAL for Forbes--a top global blog on health & technology and THE DIGITAL SELF for Psychology Today—a leading blog focused on the digital transformation of humanity. He is also on the faculty of Exponential Medicine. John has an established reputation as a vocal advocate for strategic thinking and creativity. He has built his career on the “science of advertising,” a process where strategy and creativity work together for superior marketing. He has also been recognized for his ability to translate difficult medical and scientific concepts into material that can be more easily communicated to consumers, clinicians and scientists. Additionally, John has distinguished himself as a scientific thinker. Earlier in his career, John was a research associate at Harvard Medical School and has co-authored several papers with global thought-leaders in the field of cardiovascular physiology with a focus on acute myocardial infarction, ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.

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