With the personal health platform MijnGezondheid you can see all your medical information in one place and take control. Medicit launches MijnGezondheid with ILUMY, our first Startup-as-a-Service.
Eelke Toonstra, founder of MijnGezondheid, wants to improve your health and health care, by making it easier to exchange medical information. Your doctor, hospitals, pharmacies, all connected with you! Your medical information is now scattered across medical systems that deliberately make it hard and expensive to exchange information - to maintain their monopolies.
MijnGezondheid aims to make it very easy to see and understand your medical information, based on the learnings and principles from 'positive health'. Giving you ownership over your health data may give you more ownership of your health.
Think about it
Who has information about your health? Think medical doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, vaccination offices, labs, dentists. What if they could securely exchange information about you, while you're still in control? What if you could easily see all your essential medical info in one place? Like doctors' notes, appointments, your medication, blood type, known allergies, vaccinations. We've been playing Healthcare-Bingo with many people to learn what they find useful.
In 2020, many organisations will aim to become the leading platform or app for your medical data, and many 'Persoonlijke Gezondheidsomgevingen' (PGO-s) will launch on the new standard. So, which platform or app should you use? Which is the best for you? MijnGezondheid takes position with a human-centric perspective, starting with essential questions. How to make sense of all this medical data about you? What's the purpose, what to do with it? How to keep it simple and really secure?
Anne playing the Healthcare-Bingo
Startup-as-a-Service: pivot and accelerate
Eelke wants to do many things at the same time: explore the questions above with patients and health care providers. Test assumptions and propositions in interviews and experiments. Pivot. Create a brand identity. Build a community and partnerships. Lay the foundations for a secure platform. Be ready to accelerate, when finding the sweet spot. So, as with most startups: keep challenging all your assumptions AND keep moving on.
Eelke says he wanted to "avoid running too fast without a proven proposition and building an expensive team too soon". Instead, he decided to launch MijnGezondheid as a Startup-as-a-Service with ILUMY's flexible and experienced team. On demand, creative and result-oriented, with paced progress, speeding up on validated solutions, within our certified security standards, on a budget.
This is not our first rodeo
Eelke wanted to study medicine, but, after losing the numerus fixus lottery, he decided to study medical computer science. He's been working on medical information systems since 2005. With MijnGezondheid, Eelke wants to help bring the change to patient-centric health care.
What convinced Eelke to work with ILUMY was the combination of our track record in startups, our measured approach and our track record in health care, with clients including Amsterdam UMC, Erasmus MC, BigMove, and Boerhaave. We're proud to have Anne Dijk from ILUMY working as co-entrepreneur with Eelke. Having experience at Chipsoft for 7 years, Anne knows the ins and outs of medical info by heart.
First prototype of MijnGezondheid.nl