Collaboration will expand MyGiHealth’s Learning and Treatment Centers as well as provide greater access to providers across the full spectrum of gastroenterology
Salem, Mass. (October 26, 2021) – My Total Health Inc., in strategic partnership with Commonwealth Diagnostics International, Inc. (CDI), announced it will expand education content available via its MyGiHealth application with a new collaboration agreement with the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), the preeminent member-driven professional clinical organization that champions prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive disorders. MyGiHealth, the first of a pipeline of novel health applications by My Total Health, is a cloud-based, patient-focused healthcare application that enables patients to monitor, manage, and understand their gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms while enhancing the patients’ relationship and communication with their integrated care team.
Designed as a ‘home base’ for 70+ million sufferers of gastrointestinal disorders in the U.S., MyGiHealth effectively serves patients with chronic GI diseases by providing patient education content and access to providers across the full spectrum of gastroenterology. The partnership with ACG will further advance scientific and clinical education, knowledge, information, advocacy, coordination, and healthcare delivery within the field of GI and its provider and patient stakeholder communities.
“Millions of people suffer from GI discomfort in the U.S. without confidence in their care or clear solutions to choose from, said Craig Strasnick, CEO of My Total Health. “These patient communities lack reliable information regarding what diagnostic testing and therapeutic options exist, as well as the availability of access to GI specialists in their geographic region or area.”
Industry research from ACG suggests different provider communities often suffer from a lack of centralized education and coordination in delivering care, leading to fragmentation and inconsistency in delivery models and clinical approaches. Current social, cultural, and logistical impacts of COVID-19 have also resulted in additional fragmentation in communication between industry stakeholders and, more particularly, between GI patients and GI providers.
Continued Strasnick, “Our partnership with ACG seeks to advance our mission further to improve patient education and care while promoting patient-centricity in the GI healthcare delivery model and improved patient-provider relationships.”
MyGIHealth covers the gamut of Functional GI Disorders (FGIDs), including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Celiac Disease, and Carbohydrate Malabsorption Disorders, as well as anatomic and inflammatory GI conditions, such as H. Pylori, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis.
About My Total Health and MyGiHealth
MyGiHealth, the first of a pipeline of novel health applications created by My Total Health, enables patients to track, understand, and improve their gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms via a robust educational library and scientifically tested and validated tools. Its proprietary patient history technology builds communication confidence, prepares patients for every doctor visit, and improves patient outcomes and provider efficiency. Designed as a ‘home base’ for 70+ million sufferers of gastrointestinal disorders in the U.S., MyGIHealth’s mission is to improve patient education and care, promote patient-centricity in the GI healthcare delivery model, and improve patient-provider relationships and efficacy by providing access to leading-edge education and technology tools. Learn more at mygi.health.
About the American College of Gastroenterology
Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of over 16,000 individuals from 86 countries. The College’s vision is to be the preeminent professional organization that champions the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive disorders, serving as a beacon to guide the delivery of the highest quality, compassionate, and evidence-based patient care. The mission of the College is to enhance the ability of our members to provide world-class care to patients with digestive disorders and advance the profession through excellence and innovation based upon the pillars of Patient Care, Education, Scientific Investigation, Advocacy, and Practice Management. Learn more at gi.org.