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San Francisco, CA, United States, 2009/05/08 - Launched today, WellScores provides tools for patients to acquire their disease score, and improve quality of life.
WellScores.com – Today marks the launch of WellScores.com—a website with integrated tools that enable patients to take control of their chronic conditions by providing a place to track health progress via Disease Scores and customized assessments. Similar to the idea of credit scores and ratings, Disease Scores offer an easy starting-point evaluation with an extensive but simple feedback report—complete with score, patient comparisons, and health tips—that allows patients to begin improving their lifestyle.
“Though patients want to manage their condition and improve their quality of life, they often don't know where to begin,” Chief Architect Chris Seta said. “Not only do we want to provide a fast, easy means for tracking, we also want to provide additional tips and information to make progress possible.”
The first available Disease Score assessment is the Crohn's Disease Activity Index—a physician and researcher recognized equation that determines the degree of illness in Crohn's disease. Started by the National Cooperative Crohn's Disease Study group, the index is widely used in clinical settings.
Through Disease Scores, WellScores provides relevant information, tailored not only to the patient's condition, but also the severity of the symptoms. Disease Scores that will be available in the near future include fybromyalgia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, asthma, and more.
“We want patients to see the impact minor changes have in their lifestyle and manageability of their condition,” Chief Medial Officer Dr. Declan Doogan said. “WellScores is the right mix of easy-to-use tracking and customized information that will help patients monitor their health, and finally begin to make improvements.”
WellScores.com services are free of charge. To find your disease score, visit the website.
Created by WeAreUs Corporation, WellScores.com empowers patients to take control of their medical condition by understanding where they are and providing relevant information on treatments, therapies, activities, and dietary adjustments that can improve quality of life.
Specializing in internet technologies, WeAreUs Corporation (weare.us) aims to empower patient communities to take control of their condition and their lives by providing proactive disease management services, social resources, and tools in a place of paramount relevancy.