Pharmaguy interviews Dave Duplay, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at healtheo360 (see Bio), about the effects on patients of sharing their stories through self-generated videos and participation in Virtual Social Therapy® via the healtheo360 community.
Healtheo360 is a "caring network" where patients living with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer's, can go to find support, encouragement and information.
Integrating social media with healthcare, healtheo360 is promoting the voice of patients and caregivers through its video health platform in which patients, their caregivers, family members and friends share their stories through self-generated videos so that others may find inspiration, motivation and support.
Members and visitors can explore a diverse assembly of specialized support groups and connect with people just like them. This community can also follow others on their individual journey, gain access to invaluable resources, learn something new, share their knowledge and most importantly, help others in need. Comments are allowed and encouraged to promote lively discussions. A member-generated video library provides longitudinal health journals that cover symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, remission, and various health conversations.
Healtheo360 recently commissioned two patient studies designed to measure the advantages of Virtual Social Therapy® for type 1 and type 2 diabetics via healtheo360's interactive video platform.
Questions/Topics of Discussion
Tell us about healtheo360 and why you decided to create it.
How do patients share their stories on healtheo360?
What do you mean by "Virtual Social Therapy®?" What's the role of self-generated videos in therapy?
Please tell some results of the study you commissioned to measure the advantages of Virtual Social Therapy® for type 1 and type 2 diabetics.
David S. Duplay is a business and technology strategist for the healthcare industry with a heritage in healthcare marketing, communications and technology. Dave has dedicated his career to finding ways to leverage advanced and emerging technologies to advance the delivery of healthcare, and provide patients and caregivers ways to communicate with each other and the medical community. Dave's work expands across almost all conditions areas.
A graduate of Southwestern University, David also sits on the advisory board of HealthPrize Technologies, a wellness company and industry leader in developing technology solutions used to enhance medication compliance.