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Connecting people

amplifying care

The Problem

Human Problem

Every year tens of millions of patients face complex health challenges. They feel afraid, uncertain and alone. They want to do the right thing, but most of the time it's just too hard, and they don't have support even when they need it most.

Health System Problem

Every healthcare stakeholder is under pressure to better engage people in order to improve outcomes, manage costs and improve patient experience. Payers and providers alike are being asked to do more with less as seismic shifts are taking place in the way that health care is regulated and reimbursed.

Clinical Problem

Dedicated, compassionate clinicians want to do all they can to empower their patients and help them achieve the health goals that matter to them, but opportunities for in-person patient contact are necessarily limited and telephone-based interaction is often too infrequent to be effective. The prevalent model of reactive, bespoke in-person care is variable, costly and difficult to scale.

Technology Problem

Mobile Devices, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence have transformed other industries but weaving them into the fabric of healthcare delivery requires deep domain expertise and sensitivity to patient and clinician workflows as well as security requirements and data integration.

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Our Approach

We build intelligent systems to re-engineer care delivery.

Wellframe gives people with complex chronic diseases a GPS navigation system for their health.
Our system empowers patients by giving them step-by-step guidance and human support.
Wellframe uses technology to amplify rather than replace therapeutic relationships.

Contact us

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The Wellframe platform integrates with your existing systems and is designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your care management resources.

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Complex care protocols are converted into rich multimedia to-do lists which are delivered to patients on their phones and tablets.

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All the data collected from patient’s interactions with their care plans is analyzed in real time and then displayed on a bespoke care management dashboard for clinicians.

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The Wellframe app enables a therapeutic connection to be maintained between visits and can be used for any medical condition and for complex combinations of conditions.

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Intelligent alerts driven by powerful predictive algorithms help clinicians understand who needs attention much earlier than has ever been possible.

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The Wellframe app works on iPhone and Android phones and tablets.

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The Wellframe platform allows HIPAA compliant 2 way messaging on top of a care plan which is clinically proven to amplify therapeutic relationships and drive engagement.

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La aplicación Wellframe está disponible en Inglés y Español.

How it works

Logic structure for representing any clinical protocol

Wellframe has developed a proprietary approach to representing clinical protocols as logic structures to direct computer systems at scale and across clinical verticals. We have used this approach to encode evidence based standards such that they can be delivered as adaptive clinical programs on the Wellframe system. We can also model and encode local best practice to realize the local instantiation and delivery of evidence-based medicine.

Clinically proven mobile and tablet interface for engaging patients

Wellframe delivers care protocols to patients in the simplest possible unit that achieves clinical-quality resolution: a dynamically generated, personalized daily to-do list. We deliver this in a compelling, beautiful mobile experience available on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets in any language. Our mobile platform also features a secure 2-way communication channel to connect patients with care providers, a semantically organized corpus of multimedia medical information and a private social network where a patient's progress with their care plan can be shared and social support evoked based on user permissions.

HIPAA compliant cloud-hosted data collection & artificial intelligence environment

Wellframe offers a mobile data collection system that is trusted by pre-eminent health systems, cloud-hosted and scalable to any number of users. Wellframe's patent pending artificial intelligence engine for health state modeling, prediction and dynamic clinical protocol optimization uses data from patient's interaction with their care plans to optimize the system.

Cloud-hosted EMR for care management with optional integration into third party systems

Wellframe has developed a lightweight cloud-hosted care management EMR that has been successfully integrated into clinical workflows. We are also able to integrate our software with third party systems such as other EMRs or care management systems based on customer needs.

The Wellframe
Advantage

Clinically proven

Wellframe has completed successful clinical trials with some of the world's leading healthcare organizations and clinical thought leaders, attaining exceptional feedback from clinicians and patients alike.

Improves retention

The Wellframe solution improves patient adherence to care plans and drives more enduring relationships between patients and their care providers.

Improves outcomes

Our solution makes it possible to deliver evidence-based care in a way that is more appealing and more accessible in order to realize outcomes at scale.

Engages patients

Wellframe has achieved over 90% sustained daily engagement among 40 to 80 year old patients with complex chronic diseases.

Improves capacity of human resources

The Wellframe solution enables a 5X increase in patient: care manager ratio while simultaneously enabling more frequent touch points and improved experience for both care managers and patients.

Enables a groundbreaking approach to care delivery

Our patent pending technology uses human-computer hybrids wherein clinicians and patients work together in partnership with intelligent information systems to amplify caring relationships and improve the quality of care.

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The Team

Jacob Sattelmair

Jacob Sattelmair DSc MSc

Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder

Jacob is a Harvard and Oxford trained public health scientist and technologist. He was previously Director of Research & Strategy at Dossia, one of the world’s first and largest Personal Health Records, and Product Manager at RunKeeper, a leading mobile/web health and fitness platform. Jacob’s doctoral research examined the relationship between lifestyle behavior and cardiovascular disease prevention.

Trishan Panch

Trishan Panch MD MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Co-founder

Trishan is a Primary Care MD and Harvard trained health systems expert. He was an MIT lecturer in health sciences and technology (’10-’13) and is the inaugural recipient of Harvard’s Public Health Innovator of the Year award (’12.) He was clinical director of Sana Mobile at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Vinnie Ramesh

Vinnie Ramesh SB

Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder

Vinnie is an MIT trained computer scientist with expertise in systems engineering, complex networks and machine learning. He was a researcher at MIT’s Media Lab, Energy Initiative and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. Minor Planet 24376 Ramesh was named after him in recognition of his work on mesh networks.

Archit Bhise

Archit Bhise SB

Chief Product Officer, Co-founder

Archit is an MIT trained computer scientist with expertise in data mining, biomedical research and healthcare micro-simulations. He was a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research’s Emerging Markets group and was a founder of Open Health Designs, which uses low cost technology to improve access to healthcare.

Dogu Celebi

Dogu Celebi MD MPH

Product & Market Strategy

Dogu is a clinical epidemiologist, and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in managed care, health services research, and medical informatics. His experience includes the development and implementation of care management programs (WellAware) at CIGNA, and as the Chief Medical Officer at Optum Insight. His areas of expertise include population health and care management, performance measurement, health risk assessment, and clinical payment systems. He has led efforts to develop large-scale care and disease management programs and information tools for measuring healthcare quality, efficiency and outcomes. He has significant experience of developing predictive models to support care management initiatives and other key business needs of managed care organizations. He developed the underlying clinical methodology behind market leading predictive tools such as Impact Pro, Episode Risk Groups and Pharmacy Risk Groups.

Jimmy Hernandez

Jimmy Hernandez SB

Engineering

Jimmy is an MIT trained Computer Scientist with deep expertise in user interface design and full-stack web engineering. He's worked as the sole Android engineer at several startups, in industries varying from application performance management to content sharing. In his free time, he enjoys dissecting human-centered design problems.

Susan Pelican

Susan Pelican

Customer Success

Susan is a seasoned leader who exudes a passion for optimizing human health. She spent two decades as a clinical consultant and sales manager for BioPharma companies, specializing in cardiovascular medicine and surgery. She has also served as founder and Director of The Rochester School of Excellence, a progressive educational center, and Director of The Ratey Institute, a non-profit advancing physical activity to optimize health and performance.

Brian Li

Brian Li

Art Director, UI/UX Designer

Brian is a multidisciplinary designer with experience in various fields of design and technology. His work has been featured in magazines and books, and won awards from the Type Directors Club and Communication Arts. He has worked on projects ranging from data visualization to public installations and advertising campaigns to product development.

Alex Trahey

Alex Trahey

Data Scientist

Alex is a Duke University trained data scientist and economist, and he is currently studying for his MBA at MIT Sloan. He was previously a senior analyst at Analysis Group, where he published several papers on disease management and treatment behavior.

Anne Bosilevac

Anne Bosilevac

Business Development

Anne is an experienced healthcare sales professional with success in both business development and client retention. She's spent her career selling value-oriented solutions to healthcare organizations in the areas of technology, data analytics, patient experience and outcomes management.

Eleanor Sharpe

Eleanor Sharpe

Business Operations

Eleanor has a BS in Human Biology from Brown University. She has experience in design, clinical product development and biomedical research. Her senior Capstone explored the efficacy of video discharge instructions in the pediatric Emergency Department. She strives to enable all aspects of Wellframe's operations and works closely with the leadership team.

Shelley Harrison

Shelley Harrison

Marketing

Shelley is a marketing and communications professional with experience across the technology sector, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. She's spent her career building brands from the ground up by implementing large-scale marketing and communications campaigns to make the most of media trends.

Anshuman Chadda

Anshuman Chadda MD MPH

Patient Engagement

Anshuman is a Primary Care MD and a Harvard trained public health innovator. His areas of expertise include clinical process optimization, behavior change communication and design thinking for healthcare. He was previously working for a public health nonprofit he co-founded in India that focused on Hepatitis prevention and vaccination. In his free time, he enjoys reading and playing music.

Myles Tan

Myles Tan

Engineering

Myles is a product designer and systems engineer with experience across a variety of mobile healthcare solutions. He has a human-centric design focus, and specializes in facilitating behavior change and positive patient outcomes through technology. He has previously held engineering and product management positions at Azumio and NexJ Systems, and studied at the University of Waterloo.

Amardeep Ranu

Amardeep Ranu

Engineering

Amardeep is a University of Toronto trained Engineer with a background in biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, nanorobotics, and mobile development. He founded a small startup in Toronto for which he created and released two social media apps. He aims to develop a seamless and memorable user experience for every project he undertakes. He also encourages and accepts all 1v1 basketball challenges... just email him.

Nam Chu Hoai

Nam Chu Hoai

Engineering

Nam is a full stack developer who loves building products in all of their facets. He previously co-founded an online reputation startup called Credport under the Summer@Highland program alongside Wellframe. Nam earned a BA in Computer Science from BU. In his free time, he travels and plays sports as much as possible.

Vilas Dhar

Vilas Dhar

General Counsel

Vilas is a partner at Boston-based law firm Dhar Law, LLP and has 15 years of combined technical and legal expertise bringing transformational solutions to market. He holds degrees with honors in Computer Science and Biological Engineering, a JD from NYU School of Law, and has lectured widely on innovative approaches to social change through the integration of law, technology, and impact investing.


Our Advisers

Carl Byers MPA

Russ Richmond MD

Dennis Ferrill MBA

Dogu Celebi

Dogu Celebi MD MPH

Vilas Dhar

Vilas Dhar


Our Investors

Tim Draper · Jonathan Bush · Carl Byers · Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran · Russ Nash · Dogu Celebi · Saba Malak · Dennis Ferrill · Life Sciences Angel Network · James Nahirny · Steve Papa · John McEleney · Vilas Dhar · Michael Gaiss · Walt Winshall · Pam Garside · Simon St Clair Carter

In the news

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Technology works best when it simplifies work that is not fun (such as medication adherence, disease monitoring and appointment scheduling) and enables human connections, which are.

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Wellframe reinvents the care plan using mobile devices, artificial intelligence, and human-centered process redesign. We have focused on looking at our technology like any other therapeutic such as a drug or medical device.

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