OAKVILLE, Ontario – Innomar Strategies, a Canadian specialty pharmaceuticals service provider and a part of AmerisourceBergen Corp., Wednesday announced the launch of Chronically Simple, a secure web-based service and mobile application designed to meet the complex needs of patients with chronic illnesses and ongoing health challenges. Chronically Simple adds to Innomar’s digital offerings enhancing the patient journey and simplifying their experience.
Chronically Simple is a health care app, designed to help patients manage their appointments, interactions with health care providers and all the administration associated with managing their chronic disease. Innomar’s acquisition of Chronically Simple is part of the company’s continued focus on offering simple and streamlined solutions that empower patients and care teams and build connections in health care.
Kristy Dickinson founded Chronically Simple after being diagnosed with a chronic illness. Through her experience as a mother and a patient navigating the health care system, she felt there was a gap, which the app was developed to bridge. “After being diagnosed with a chronic illness, my life changed instantly. I was overwhelmed by all the paperwork, keeping track of appointments and staying in contact with my health care providers. There was a period in my life where I had binders of medical information that I took to every appointment. I knew there had to be a better way, so I set out to create an app to help me manage my health care so that I could be there for my family. Now, as a part of Innomar, Chronically Simple will be able to evolve and scale to support more patients as they manage their individual journeys,” said Dickinson.
Chronically Simple allows patients to keep their medical information at their fingertips and share it with appropriate care team members. The app eases the administrative burden of chronic illness, streamlining the organization of and secure access to a patient’s medical records, diagnostic images and test results while also offering helpful features such as appointment reminders, “day-at-a-glance” calendars, and the ability to link health care provider details with associated checkups or prescriptions. Chronically Simple also includes medication and health-related expense trackers, which can be critical for tax purposes.
“At Innomar, we believe in patient-centric healthcare, and Chronically Simple puts the power in the hands of the patient,” said Guy Payette, president of Innomar. “We are committed to investing in innovative digital tools that help optimize outcomes, and Chronically Simple does just that through an easy-to-use mobile interface. We look forward to launching Chronically Simple as part of our AvidityHealth solutions. AvidityHealth is an innovation connector, with a suite of solutions that make it easier for physicians to interact with patient support programs, provide efficiencies for payers, engage patients through digital tools and use data analytics to support timely patient access to medication.”
Patients can subscribe to “Chronically Simple” services online (chronicallysimple.com) or by downloading the application through the app store or Google Play.