Health App That Tracks Response to Diseases Rated No. 1 by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center – Epoch Times

December 15, 2021 – By Drew Van Voorhis – Epoch Times

A unique health app that allows patients to track how treatments, medications, and diets affect different medical conditions using artificial intelligence was recently rated number one by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in a study involving over 1,100 different health applications.

The app, called Wave Health, allows patients with illnesses including cancer, migraines, chronic pain, and about 250 other chronic illnesses to feel more in control over their disease by helping them discover what could make them feel better or worse on a daily basis.

Wave received the number one rating in both the highest overall score, but also the highest for individual scores for engagement and aesthetics dimensions.

“[Being rated number one] was validating for us, but in a very different way because we were born out of a personal experience that led to a personal mission to help patients,” Matt Lashey, cofounder of Wave Health, told The Epoch Times.

The app was created by Lashey and his partner Ric Grenell, former Acting Director of U.S. National Intelligence after Grenell was diagnosed with cancer in 2013.

“When you’re diagnosed with cancer, you think, ‘I’ve got cancer, so I’m going to feel crappy,’ Grenell told The Epoch Times. “And when you start to feel terrible, you chalk it up to the cancer and you don’t know any different.”

Grenell found that through analyzing his daily symptoms through data trends, he could pinpoint what medications were working, and what was not.

Grenell and Lashey created the app to help patients who are dealing with a negative health diagnosis navigate an overwhelming amount of information, and give insight into the crucial decisions that need to be made.

“There’s a whole bunch of apps out there that do symptom tracking, and then they just summarize the symptoms into a report,” Grenell said. “What [Wave Health] does … is it creates this system that then gives you artificial intelligence that takes your information and then gives you actionable insights.”

Wave Health allows a patient to put in a percentage scale of how they feel at any given moment and tracks sleep, condition changes, mood, hydration, exercise, social interaction, and meals. It also measures blood pressure, heart rate, and other vitals.

The app’s artificial intelligence then gives health reports and insights that show important trends for both the user and their doctors.

The app has a back-end monitoring platform that can allow physicians to monitor their patients in real-time.

“We’ve actually had a lot more attention from providers who are much more focused on telehealth solutions, or solutions that would help them to keep in better touch and a closer eye on their patients between visits, to help prevent emerging risks and the resulting hospitalizations,” Lashey said.

Wave Health has also been a game-changer during the pandemic, Grenell said, given that there has been a greater emphasis on providers protecting chronic patients from the risk of exposure in emergency room settings.

“If you’re chronically sick, and you start using this, the insights that are generated are going to motivate you to improve your own health,” Grenell said.

Grenell added that he’s excited to continue developing the app into different languages to help others around the world.


Health app monitors cancer symptoms and treatments in Hebrew and Arabic – The Jerusalem Post

The free Wave Health app is now available in nine languages.

December 13, 2021 – 20:44


Wave Health, a free mobile application by Treatment Technologies & Insights (TTI) that allows users to monitor their disease symptoms, treatments, medication side-effects and more, just became available in Hebrew and Arabic, founding partner Richard Grenell announced Sunday.With the latest addition, the app is currently available in nine languages.

Grenell started to conceive of the Wave Health project when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a type of blood cancer – in 2013.

All of a sudden he found himself in a situation where he needed to handle a lot of medical information: his symptoms, the medications he needed to take, their side-effects, treatments and their side-effects and so on. Being able to keep track of all of this data – and when relevant, convey it to his physicians – could make a big difference in the success of the therapy.

The experience prompted Grenell to establish TTI. With the help of his partners, he was able to monitor the course of his disease and treatment, feel in control of what was happening and have a better dialogue with his doctors.

Inspired by his journey, in 2017 the company released chemoWave, an app for cancer patients and their families.Eventually, TTI released Wave Health, which focuses on supporting patients will chronic diseases.

Earlier this year, the app was rated the number-one highest-quality Health application to track patient-reported outcomes for oncology patients by the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.“

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced significant challenges in ensuring oncology patients understand their symptoms and receive the best possible care,” said Matt Lashey, TTI CEO and the creator of Wave App. “We take great pride in empowering patients to take an active role in their treatment and to effectively communicate with their care teams, especially in a remote world.”

For the future, the company is working on creating several apps tailored for specific diseases and treatments, including diabetes, kidney problems, dialysis, fertility treatments and others.


Health App Tracks Disease Symptoms, Medications, Side Effects, More – Newsmax Health

Health App Tracks Disease Symptoms, Medications, Side Effects, More

Friday, December 10, 2021 03:35 PM –

By: Lynn Allison

There’s an exciting health app that you can download for free that helps monitor your symptoms, keep track of medications, and identify side effects for a wide variety of medical conditions including cancer, chronic pain, migraines, and even anxiety and depression. Called Wave Health, it is available for both iPhone and Android devices. The mobile app was rated #1 by Cedars Sinai Hospital for tracking patient-reported outcomes, or PROs, for oncology patients.

Necessity is often called the mother of invention, and this certainly was the case for the development of the Wave Health app. When Ric Grenell, former acting director of national intelligence and former U.S. ambassador to Germany, battled non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he was thrown into a nightmare of chemotherapy and its accompanying side effects. Grenell’s partner, Matt Lashey, helped track Grenell’s symptoms and therapies so they could remember which treatments and medications made him feel better or worse. The couple used the data to accurately communicate this information to Grenell’s physicians.

Fortunately, Grenell’s cancer went into remission. Lashey, whose background is in market research and data analysis, designed an app for tracking treatments and symptoms and together they co-founded Treatment Technology & Insights (TTI), a Los Angeles-based company, to share their discovery with others. In the beginning, the app was dedicated to cancer treatments alone, but now includes over 250 diseases that can be monitored with a few taps on a smartphone and the help of artificial intelligence.

“My first dream is to empower patients, to give them hope and help them play a productive role in their care,” Lashey tells Newsmax, adding that he is now excited for its application in the future. “By analyzing the aggregate data, we can start to identify certain patient characteristics and trends that will impact innovation and the development of new treatments.”

The app also measures blood pressure, heart rate and other vitals, making it an all-in-one, comprehensive patient tracker, says Jaren Grenell, Ric’s nephew, and creative director of TTI. It also syncs with wearables.

‘We are global, and the app is available in virtually every country including the Middle East,” Jaren Grenell tells Newsmax. “We have just made it available in Arabic and Hebrew. There are not many tools available for patients to track their health while facing chronic illness and cancer.”

Another key feature of Wave Health is enhanced communication for patients. “We send users weekly health reports with a breakdown of important trends and data points,” says Grenell. “It’s sent to them weekly, but also has a 28-day trends report that many patients take to their doctors’ appointments to better understand what’s going on with symptoms and overall help.”

Grenell explains that a patient can share updates with their healthcare provider directly from the app or can update the service and subscribe to Wave Pro, which is a more comprehensive, report-generating version of the app available for a modest, monthly fee.

“We’re currently offering 30 days free, and you can cancel anytime,” says Grenell. To find out more about the Wave Health app, take a tour of their website.

For Rosalind Williams, a breast cancer patient in Seattle, the app helped her battle grueling chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation.  She told Newsmax that tracking her symptoms helps identify issues and communicate them with experts who know how to deal with them.

“Along with family and prayer, the app is helping me go through the process,” she said.


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Wave Health App Now Available In Arabic and Hebrew Languages

Free Patient Health App Now Available In Arabic And Hebrew Languages

-Wave Health Is Empowering Patients To Track And Record Their Treatment Experience In 175 Countries-

-Treatment Technologies & Insights, Inc. (TTI) Helps People Facing 240+ Chronic Medical Conditions Get Health Insights From Custom-built Artificial Intelligence Platform-

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 10, 2021) – Wave Health App, a mobile app rated #1 by Cedars Sinai Hospital, today launched its patient technology in Arabic and Hebrew languages. The free health app helps patients track their symptoms, log how they’re feeling, and record important treatment activities to get personal health insights into what helps them feel better or worse, and what activities are tied to negative side effects they experience.

The app is now launched throughout the Middle East and is currently available for free on all iPhone or Android devices in 175 countries. Wave Health has already been previously available in English, German, Spanish, and French, with plans to launch in other languages in the near future.

“We decided to develop the app in Arabic and Hebrew languages, which was a challenge, as it’s an entirely different layout from every other language we have released thus far. So, we consulted with a few doctors in Egypt during the translation phase to make sure we got it right,” says TTI’s Technical Lead, Armando Monroy.

In a recent systematic review out of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC), Wave was rated as the #1 highest quality mHealth application to track patient-reported outcomes (PROs) for oncology patients.

Wave was updated in 2019 to serve more than cancer patients, as the health app is growing rapidly and reaching more people with complex medical conditions, such as Chronic Pain, Migraines, Ehlers Danlos, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, and the most impactful growth has been in the Mental Health space, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic. Anxiety and Depression remain the fastest growing conditions over the past 18 months.

Wave has a growing and motivated patient community with several thousand active users across 240+ chronic conditions. Wave users log into the app, on average, 5.5 times per day to actively track their entire treatment experience, including updating their symptoms daily, while logging their mood, sleep, hydration, mindfulness, physical exercise, and much more.

Recent results from a user survey obtained on December 9, 2021, amongst 431 Wave users, showed that 94% of users reported that Wave has been a helpful aspect of their treatment journey. Amongst those users, more specifically, 80% reported they feel more “in control” of managing their symptoms.

Wave Health is a free mobile health app from Treatment Technologies & Insights (TTI), a digital health company that creates patient-centered mobile apps and develops physician portals and research platforms to help improve healthcare outcomes for cancer and chronic illness patients.

Wave App’s technology offers a holistic, real-time record & analysis of patient experiences, designed to engage patients in managing treatment side effects, provide doctors with better information for more confident decision-making, and ultimately improve health protocols that lead to better outcomes in the future.

TTI entered the Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) space in 2017 through their launch of chemoWave, a free health app for cancer patients with the same insights and activity tracking capabilities as Wave App. chemoWave is also available across all iPhone or Android mobile platforms.

Read more about the personal story that led to the creation of chemoWave in the American Journal of Managed Care.

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