BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 12, 2017 – Today, HealthXL and WEGO Health announced a new partnership to integrate patient insights and expertise into healthcare innovation. HealthXL connects early stage digital health companies with health systems, device and drug manufacturers and venture capital funds to foster innovation. WEGO Health connects innovators to patient experts who work as independent consultants and who can be hired through the company’s on-demand, digital matching platform.
As part of the new partnership, HealthXL will enable its members to access the WEGO Health Experts platform through its member portal and more efficiently collaborate with patient thought leaders, subject matter experts and health influencers. The integration will enable executives to seamlessly find and hire vetted experts who can consult on issues related to the patient experience, as well as a range of other business challenges facing healthcare organizations.
“WEGO Health’s ability to develop meaningful relationships with the patient community and identify those individuals with deep expertise provides a unique opportunity to industry executives,” said Martin Kelly, co-founder and CEO of HealthXL. “This partnership makes it easier than it’s ever been for health innovators in our network to connect with patient leaders who can bring real-world context to the center of the conversation in their work environment.”
WEGO Health brings patient experts directly into the healthcare industry to drive patient-centered innovation. The company’s network includes more than 125,000 vetted patients and caregivers who manage chronic and complex health conditions. WEGO Health Experts is the first on-demand talent platform that matches companies seeking patient expertise with individuals who are available to work as independent consultants.
“WEGO Health’s partnership with HealthXL builds a vital bridge between hyper-engaged patients who understand healthcare from the inside out, and forward-thinking healthcare executives looking to draw upon patient expertise,” said David Goldsmith, chief strategy officer at WEGO Health. “As we broaden the talent pool within our expert network we see exciting opportunities for HealthXL’s members to draw upon patient expertise at every stage of the product lifecycle.”
HealthXL builds global communities who want to improve health outcomes. Our platform connects innovators with our members including: AARP, Abbott, Becton Dickinson, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Scientific, Bupa, Cardinal Health, Carnegie Mellon University, Celgene, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Cleveland Clinic, CSIRO, EY, GE Ventures, IBM, ICON, Imperial College Health Partners, Johnson & Johnson, MCRI, MedStar, Northwell Health, Novartis, Partners HealthCare, Philips Respironics, Reckitt Benckiser, ResMed, Roche Diagnostics, Silicon Valley Bank
About WEGO Health
WEGO Health is a mission-driven company connecting healthcare with the experience, skills and insights of patient leaders, working across virtually all health conditions and topics. WEGO Health’s network collaborates with startups, life sciences companies, non-profits, agencies, government and all types of organizations across healthcare. WEGO Health offers enterprise and on-demand solutions that allow organizations to leverage patient experience and expertise in the design, development, and promotion of their products and services.