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CEO Derek Streat of Medify
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Need Help Sorting Through Your Diagnosis?
Medify Can Help
Derek Streat was inspired to start Medify, a company which simplifies medical research. After struggling to investigate and manage the care of his daughter who was diagnosed with a serious medical condition he and his wife, like most caregivers wanted to explore all the possible treatment plans and review the research so they could make an educated decision regarding their her treatment plan. So of course, the logical next step after meeting with physicians was to hop on the internet and start googling and searching ever nook and cranny on cyber space for information and answers.
After spending many sleepless nights struggling to find relevant information online. Derek realized the precious time he was losing and the added stress due to the endless black hole the internet can turn into. Swirling reports and research studies so complicated and lengthy making one exhausted and feeling overwhelmed and more confused.
Derek had a vision to make a difference. To help others like himself search, find and understand the best possible information available regarding their specific condition. He wanted to create a company that made access to the multitude of information easy to access, easy to understand and yet be reputable when given to a physician; and so Medify was born.
Medify fills the missing middle layer of medical information online by distilling important research studies into an easy-to-understand format. Unlike high-level health websites like Web MD, Medify uses proprietary technology that allows the consumer to produce only the studies that are most relevant to their situation – making the information actionable to their treatment plan. The site organizes key information around relevant issues including thousands of conditions, top treatments, leading experts and institutions, as well as hot research topics to help patients foster more informed conversations with their doctors and achieve better outcomes.
Medify is backed by an expert medical advisory board including leaders from United Healthcare, University of Washington Medical Center and McKesson and is at the forefront of the e-patient phenomenon.
As CEO, of Medify Derek is responsible for the overall vision and direction of the company. He is motivated to solve the hard problems that make a difference in the lives of people who need unbiased help as they sort through medical information. Check out the site and feel free to give them feedback about their design and accessibility. Medify’s goal is to be the best possible source for medical information.