Navigation Links
IBD Patient Launches iPhone Application to Help Doctors Treat Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis
Date:5/19/2009

Developed by a Crohn's patient with help from GI specialists, GI Monitor, an iPhone App launched by WellApps, Inc., allows patients with (IBD) Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis to track their symptoms and deliver accurate data to their doctors.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- WellApps, Inc. launched an iPhone application to help people with (IBD) Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis provide accurate symptom data to their doctors for optimal treatment. The application, called GI Monitor , was developed by an 18-year Crohn's patient after a recent flare up of his condition.

Inspired by a long battle with Crohn's disease, 34-year old Brett Shamosh, a Digital Media Executive from Bergen County, NJ, decided to use technology to help fellow IBD patients. After a recent Crohn's flare up, Mr. Shamosh visited New York digestive disease specialist, Bruce Yaffe, M. D., for treatment. During his visits, Mr. Shamosh worked with Dr. Yaffe to understand what information helped him make treatment decisions. Says Mr. Shamosh, "The idea is not to replace a doctor's diagnosis, but rather to help the doctor make better informed decisions. With so much going on in my life, it is difficult to recall exactly how I was feeling at a particular time and provide my doctor with accurate data about my symptoms. This is the problem I was trying to solve."

GI Monitor allows a patient to easily log the frequency of bowel movements, consistency and blood level of stool, and pain/stress levels. In addition, the patient can keep a record of medications and dosages prescribed. All of this information is kept in detailed logs on the patient's iPhone and is calculated into "My Status," which reveals how the patient is feeling on a simple scale of 1-10. Reports from any date range can be emailed directly to a doctor, or any concerned mother, right from the patient's iPhone with the click of a button. The application is currently available in iTunes for $4.99 and will be released for BlackBerry devices soon.

About WellApps, Inc.

WellApps, Inc. is a mobile health applications development company. Our condition-specific applications allow users to easily track their symptoms and report their status to their doctors, resulting in optimal diagnosis, treatment and recovery. For more information, contact Brett Shamosh at 201-446-7224 or email brett@wellapps.com

Visit WellApps, Inc. at http://www.wellapps.com

This press release was issued through 24-7PressRelease.com. For further information, visit http://www.24-7pressrelease.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE WellApps, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Sound Surgical Technologies LLC Places 1,000th VASER Lipo System Amongst Strong Patient Demand
2. Two Targeted Therapies Likely Better Than One in Patients with Aggressive Lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Researchers Say
3. $1.5 million awarded for palliative care research to improve care of seriously ill patients
4. Patients reveal willingness to trade hands-on medical care for computer consultations
5. PRN Calls on Obama Lawyers to Stand Down in Their Drug War on Patients and Doctors
6. Shire Expands Gastrointestinal Patient Assistance Program for Uninsured or Unemployed Americans
7. New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients
8. Large clinical trial finds pirfenidone may help lung function in IPF patients
9. 2-week course of sleep aid increases CPAP adherence in OSA patients at 6 months
10. Important Data Presented on Independent Predictors of Mortality in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
11. Transplant patients have worse cancer outcomes, analysis shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ProVest Insurance Group, ... Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh regions, is organizing an extended charity drive to benefit ... deadly chromosome abnormality. , After struggling since birth with several health challenges, T.J. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The ... to promote standards of excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the ... – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families ... However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client ... elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... will be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of ... that focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 ... characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)...  Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy ... one in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, ... list, the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To ... soon be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader ... to receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the ...
(Date:9/25/2017)...  EpiVax, Inc., a leader in the fields ... announced the launch of EpiVax Oncology Inc., a ... cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided $500,000 in seed ... technologies to the new precision immunotherapy venture. Gad ... as Chief Executive Officer. Gad brings over 25 ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical ... device is now successfully helping those with the widespread ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, England ... and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at all, ... painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: