SAVVY COOPERATIVE AND DiMe ANNOUNCE A PARTNERSHIP TO HELP BRING MEANINGFUL PATIENT ENGAGEMENT TO THE FIELD OF DIGITAL MEDICINE
NEW YORK, NY AND BOSTON, MA, October 14, 2020 – The Digital Medicine Society (DiMe) is proud to announce the strategic partnership with Savvy Cooperative, the first and only patient-owned public benefit co-op.
As DiMe builds the future of digital medicine, it is necessary to bring patient input into the development and deployment plans for digital medicine products. Simply, the field of digital medicine is made better when patients have the opportunity to fully participate as a valued stakeholder. Savvy is a leader in the field of patient engagement, from identifying barriers, opportunities, and success stories arising from engaging patients in the pharmaceutical industry, to highlighting racial inequalities that exist systematically across the healthcare ecosystem.
Together, DiMe and Savvy are committed to working together as partners to champion meaningful patient engagement within the field of digital medicine by:
- Serving as subject matter experts on the topics of digital medicine and patient engagement, respectively;
- Connecting innovators and product development teams with diverse – yet targeted – patients and caregivers;
- Infusing best practices of patient engagement into the life cycle of connected health product development; and more.
“It is DiMe’s privilege to partner with Savvy and bring the most important voices in healthcare – patients and their families – into meaningful conversations with innovators as we #askpatients. Together, we are building the future of medicine we want to see,” shares Rachel Chasse, DiMe’s Director of Innovation. The excitement for the future is echoed by Jennifer Horonjeff, founder and CEO of Savvy, adding, “we are thrilled to partner with DiMe – this is only the beginning!”
About Savvy Cooperative: Savvy Cooperative is the first and only patient-owned public benefit co-op, and accelerates the development of patient-centered products and solutions by providing a marketplace for patient insights. Companies can connect directly with diverse patients to participate in market research, user-testing, advisory boards and co-design opportunities. Using a unique co-op model, Savvy empowers patients to use their health experiences to advance research and product development. Savvy’s award-winning co-op has been featured in FastCompany, TechCrunch, The Boston Globe, and named one of the 50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs of 2018 by Entrepreneur Magazine.
About the Digital Medicine Society: At DiMe, our commitment to fully integrating experts from all of the disciplines comprising digital medicine is unwavering. From regulators to white-hat hackers, ethicists to engineers, and clinicians to citizen scientists, we are proud to welcome all experts committed to ensuring that digital medicine realizes its full potential to improve human health. Join us!