MedTech Visionaries Awards have concluded their 2nd Annual program to provide recognition and increased visibility to a sector that continues to make a positive impact in how we view our world and interact with it. The event is hosted by the creative strategist people at Light4Soul and was sponsored by Boost Awards. This year’s awards saw entries from around the world from companies that have set the standard for innovation and creativity in the MedTech field. Based on the pool of entries, the MVA judges selected Belong.Life as the 2021 winner of the Best Apps & Software for Patient Engagement and Research Platform.
Our judges loved everything about this company from the fact that the platform is free for patients, family members, and caregivers around the world, to the realization that its apps create communities that stand by its global mission “to improve the patient journey and advance clinical research.” Belong.Life has developed the world’s largest social and professional networks and navigator apps for both cancer patients and multiple sclerosis patients, as well as apps for other diseases including IBD Crohn’s and Colitis, COVID-19, and more.
Belong.Life was founded in 2015 and has grown very fast. “With an all-in-one paint-centric, hyper-personalized app powered by more than 2000 machine learning algorithms, Belong’s AI integration allows users to receive information relevant to their individual journey, providing superior engagement, user experience and deep data insights. The AI component of the cancer app has been used to support international cancer research projects that have been published and presented at leading oncology events. AI is also applied in Belong’s clinical trial matching feature, which analyzes all available trials around the globe in real-time using machine learning (ML) and clinical trial-specific NLP algorithms. In addition, Belong’s clinical trial coordinators apply their expertise to supervise the algorithms and help identify relevant trials. Patients who opt-in to the free and anonymous service are matched within a few days, on average. Belong has already supported more than 15K patients with this free clinical trial matching service.”
Belong is a very unique patient-focused solution, delivering a comfortable, secure, and trusted connection between patients, their family, and the healthcare ecosystem, offering all their journey needs in one place, including social crowd wisdom, access to professionals, and management and treatment navigation tools.
The combination of a social engagement platform and treatment navigation tools make Belong’s apps truly comprehensive for patients and caregivers.
Beyond supporting patients and improving their experiences, Belong is committed to helping advance medical research by leveraging its technology to provide aggregated, quality real-world data. The app’s proprietary AI and machine learning technology delivers actionable insights into patient journeys and uncovers key trends and patterns used in cancer studies and other medical research. Belong has partnered with leading universities, and many studies based on its data have been published by significant industry entities such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
To date, Belong users have provided billions of treatment and journey data points. Based on this, multiple research papers have been published to improve patients’ lives and care.
The impact that the Belong – Beating Cancer Together app has on people’s lives is clear from many personal testimonials that can be found on the app’s download page on Google Play or Apple store.
Belong’s newest solution, i-Belong: Connecting Communities, is a self-managed platform for health communities to build customizable social networks. Through i-Belong, Belong offers patients, payers, providers, pharma and advocacy groups hyper-personalized and configurable patient engagement tools, and navigation and management services. Using Belong’s proprietary technology, all these entities can now build their own social patient engagement solutions, allowing the successful platforms to reach even more patients across various areas of disease.
About MedTech Visionaries Awards: Now in its 2nd year, the MedTech Visionaries Awards highlights the advancements and accomplishments of those in this industry who are disrupting the status quo. It is our mission to humanize the people behind this new frontier that takes ideas and makes them into reality.
About Belong.Life: Belong.Life develops social and professional patient engagement networks for managing and navigating various diseases and patient journeys and is the creator of the world’s largest social network for cancer patients (Belong-Beating Cancer Together), BelongMS, BelongIBD (select countries), CoronApp, and more. Belong.Life’s mission is to improve the quality of life and quality of care around the world through technology, engagement, data and AI for patient communities, healthcare organizations, pharma, and hospitals. The company’s end-to-end solutions encourage the formation of patient communities and provide care coordination, customized content and advanced management features for users. Delivering actionable insights into patient journeys, Belong uncovers key trends and patterns that can help improve global care. For more information visit https://belong.life. Follow Belong on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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