2 © 2012, Endeavour Software TechnologiesMr. Sysko and his leadership team at WellDoc, Inc.(http://www.welldoc.com/)firmly believe in a vision
where mobile technology can dramatically improve the delivery of care for chronic diseases. A visionwhere the participants in the delivery of care also includes perhaps the most important and oftenoverlooked participant: the patient.The genesis of the WellDoc solution occurred when co-founder Dr. Suzanne Sysko Clough, anendocrinologist at University of Maryland, became frustrated with traditional methods for treating herType 2 diabetes patients. These methods included a series of office visits, weeks apart, in whichpatients shared their conditions and behavior using handwritten diaries. During this care Dr. Clough
could not retrieve current data on patient’s conditions nor could she provide ongoing advice to alter herpatient’s
behavior and treatment regimen. Therefore, ongoing adjustments to care (e.g., titratingmedications) occurred less frequently with less data to aid the decision making.
Endeavour The Mobility Company
In 2004, WellDoc engaged Endeavour
The Mobility Company to work with the WellDoc team to
develop the innovative “patient coaching” mo
bile solution. Endeavour provided a range of servicesincluding:
Enterprise Mobile Strategy/Assessment
Mobile Architecture Design
Application Development Mobile Application
Mobile Security Design/Development
FDA Approval/HIPAA Compliance
Mobile Patient Coach
After years of design, development, and testing WellDoc, Inc. produced a new innovative solution togive patients real-time coaching and feedback on how to manage their disease by giving physiciansongoing data captured by using a mobile phone. The product known as DiabetesManager® uses amobile phone with an individualized patient coaching mobile application.DiabetesManager®improves the delivery of care by helping patients understand their own illness.Using a mobile phone, patients input personal health information, such as medications taken, diet,exercise, and for diabetics, data on glucose. They receive immediate feedback from physicians, andcase managers via the WellDoc application in real time. The feedback is personalized and relevant totheir condition. Doctors have access to the data and use it to monitor and communicate with theirpatients. The feedback-to-behavior change cycle is dramatically improved.
WellDoc’s product teaches patients how
to manage their chronic disease in real time, at what CEO
Ryan Sysko calls “
the right teachable moment.”
It engages patients in positive behavioral change andhelps doctors provide real time treatment recommendations outside office visits.