A negative health diagnosis is overwhelming – physically, mentally and emotionally. As you face the loss of your health and the life you had before, you’re forced to make crucial decisions and consider various consequences. You try to stay afloat among a sea of information and eventually ride out the waves of treatment and resulting side effects. Along the way you realize many treatments are standardized – what has been tried on many is typically tried first on you. This new reality crashes into your life and it is not initially met with personalized treatment plans.
Doctors apply their tremendous expertise – but the nature of treatment protocols, particularly side-effect management, is inevitably trial and error. Throughout treatment, doctors ask questions, and patients do their best to recall how they felt. But the sheer volume of external factors and varying patient recollections make this partnership inherently limited.
But something was different in 2013 when Ric was undergoing treatment. His partner’s background was in collecting and analyzing data. Extensive data was gathered by hand – about diet, hydration, exercise, social interaction, mental engagement – anything that might have an impact on the side effects Ric experienced following chemo and drug therapy. All of this information was gathered, calendared and cross-examined throughout treatment. They were armed in a way most cancer treatment patients are not.
The advantage they had was in knowing with greater accuracy what Ric experienced and when. Specifically, he began providing his doctor with real-time, individualized information. The doctor began to have actionable and personalized insights – protocols were shifted. There was less trial and error. There was more control. That led to Matt’s idea for the creation of our first health app for cancer patients — chemoWave.
Today, Ric is cancer free; and Wave Health App (previously chemoWave) has impacted thousands of people fighting cancer and chronic illness.
With Wave, patients are empowered to track their daily health data and be more involved in their care. In addition to arming individual patients, our patient app is also poised to serve as a tremendous bridge of information from the front lines of illness to the entire medical community. Specifically, they can identify patterns and provide collective insights to everyone with a stake in battling cancer or chronic illness, including: hospitals, health systems, at-risk payers, pharmaceuticals, and clinical researchers at the forefront of bringing new drugs and treatment to market.
Created by patients, for patients, Wave Health is helping patients finally take control.
Matt LasheyCreator, CEO
Jaren GrenellProduct Lead
Armando MonroyTechnical Lead
Jack WilliamsStrategy & Partnerships Lead
Katherine UrbonStrategy & Partnerships
Maggie PhilenPartnership Engagement Manager
Amrit KhatiwadaMobile Development Lead
Claudia ZhaoUser Engagement Lead
Melissa HellerUX/UI Designer
Chaitanya PanditiOS Developer
Nitesh MainalyiOS Developer
Swapnil SurdiQuality Lead
Cody MellowBackend Engineer
Jose CuellarAndroid Developer
Bob BadalBusiness Development
chemoWave is now Wave Health!
In 2017, we created chemoWave to help people facing cancer manage their symptoms and treatment activities.
Since then, we created a new app called Wave Health — with all of the same functionalities as chemoWave — for any chronic health condition. To ensure continuous app improvements, we’ve decided to remove chemoWave from the App Stores and direct all users to Wave Health.Learn More
Wave Health App
Facing a chronic condition? Meet Wave – your all-in-one health companion that uses Artificial Intelligence to help you track symptoms, medications, and important daily activities to generate your own personal insights. Take control of how you feel.Learn More