Guest Author - Rann Patterson
Who is Medivizor?
Medivizor is a company whose mission is to help patients with serious illnesses such as cancer, and their caregivers, by assimilating credible information gathered from both the internet and from their expert medical professionals, and deliver that relevant information to you, in plain language.
How Medivizor is Different
One search on the internet can yield hundreds of millions of results. And let's face it, we only get fifteen minutes with a doctor, and we always want to know more. We know we're not doctors but when it's our life on the line, we turn over every rock to try to find answers to all the gazillion questions that seem to go unanswered. Cancer patients often suffer from fatigue, and ease-of-use of a medical information site is important to us.
This is what makes Medivizor so valuable. The company's IT experts are trained in software and research and development. They are using cutting-edge technology that enables them to garner information from the internet, glean what is already out there, and connect that with input from the team's medical experts. Then the information is personalized to your particular condition and delivered in simple, non-medical language. They are a start-up in the beta-stage and want you to swing by and register if you or someone you know has one of the conditions listed below. The more information they can get from engaged patients, the more they can help. They are steadily growing, and currently offer help for:
Heart Disease (cardiovascular, hypertension)
Values and Social Networking
There are four on the Executive Team, and they have decades of experience in their related fields. Photos and bios are under the Team section.
Optimism + Realism
I love this statement that is included within the Innovation paragraph: We will never rest on our laurels and will not fear cannibalizing our solutions. In other words, they don't mind saying ...back to the drawing board! I respect someone who can admit they don't know everything. It builds trust.
Their Mission Statement
1. Improve the lives of people with serious medical conditions and of those who care for them.
2. Effectively apply software and the [social] web to the field of health for the betterment of humanity.
They are tuned into social networking to get answers. I actually discovered Medivizor during a healthcare chat on Twitter.
The site also features a blog page, and the blogs are written from a human viewpoint with a dash of philosophy. The well-chosen photos compliment the articles and are very unusual and thought-provoking. In fact, to get a better idea of the heart of Medivizor, I would highly recommend that you read the Blog Section first.
The Medivizor team is a bold and passionate, yet remarkably humble group that is truly trying to engage to get answers for you and I. When a person or company makes that kind of human investment, and continues it mission can be accomplished! Be sure to visit Medivizor to see if they can be of help to you or someone that you love.