Diabetes, both type 1 and 2, is one of the fastest-growing and most expensive health problems faced today. It is estimated that over 80 million people in the U.S. have diabetes or are on the verge of developing the disease. Unfortunately, problems arise when diabetic patients fail to adequately monitor and manage their condition.
Mark Patton joins s5health’s board of directors to help patients and their caregivers better manage diabetes. Mark Patton is a seasoned executive with extensive Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing, sales and operations experience in the Insurance and Healthcare marketplace. Mark is currently the senior client relations representative for ACS (A Xerox company) working with key healthcare clients to deliver innovative technology solutions. Mark spent eighteen years at IBM and gained valuable insight for delivering global technology solutions that connect people and improve their lives. As the COO at Healthx, Mark gained venture backed startup experience and launched a Unified Communication platform to 165 Healthcare Payer clients touching over 30 million member lives.
Mark says, “s5health connects patients and caregivers, provides easy to read dashboards identifying trouble areas, utilizes behavioral science for interventions and provides the necessary incentives to increase compliance.”
Jodi Hunter, president of Hunter Health Media, brings over twenty years of advertising, marketing and public relations successes to startup ventures, mid-sized firms and Fortune 500 companies. Jodi has successfully led the strategic direction of corporate brand programs in healthcare, technology, insurance, finance and business sectors. Jodi’s integrated programs have been implemented at Eli Lilly, Integrity Pharmacy, Roche Diagnostics, Riverview Hospital, Conseco and Healthx. For the last five years, Jodi has specialized in providing startup healthcare technology companies the strategy and insights they need to communicate their message, build their brand and increase profits.
s5health’s CEO Jim Jordan worked with Mark and Jodi at a previous company, Healthx. During their tenure at Healthx, the company was named to the INC. 500 in 2005 and to the INC. 5000 in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Healthx held the 49th position on the 2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 500. “We’re very excited to add such a breadth of talent, experience, and perspective to our board,” said Jim Jordan, founder of s5health. “Both of the new board members will add significantly to our ability to accomplish our goals.”
s5health is a healthcare technology company located in Fishers, Indiana. s5health was founded to empower diabetic patients to manage their health by providing interactive online tools to easily track trends and trouble areas, and connect with caregivers, payors, suppliers and other patients. s5health’s technology imports data from any diabetic pump or meter and creates simple to understand dashboards and reports to track blood sugar, insulin and carbohydrate levels. Our social media and secure email allows a patient to interact with other organizations or people that are involved in his/her care and build a personal support team. Alerts and reminders can be set for prescription refills or upcoming appointments. For more information, visit www.s5health.com.
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S5health empowers diabetic patients to manage their health by providing interactive online tools to easily track trends and trouble areas and connect with caregivers, payors, suppliers and other patients. Visit www.s5health.com