Medicine Men has built self-care solutions with a focus on patients with a chronic illness since 2012. Our Emma platform provides patients, clients and people who are rehabilitating with the right information to better manage their illness, affliction or (temporary) handicap. Through the Emma health rings caretakers and practitioners can be warned and support and coach their patient/loved one.
Our vision is that everything that the patient can do by themselves should be done by the patient. A patient who is in charge is more independent and due to this increased control has a better grip on life and a more positive attitude. Our software should assist patients to take the right decisions, but will also – if they are not able to – quickly get support of their loved ones and health professionals if necessary.
Patients should want to work with our software for years to come. In practice this means that software should be simple, that it should be as little of a burden as possible and that it should not give the patient the feeling that they are being confronted with their illness every day.
When developing our software we try to make a simple working prototype as fast as possible. This prototype is tested by a few pioneers (this is what we call patients that like to think with us and that like to try new things). Only after a lot of iterations does a product come about that can directly be used by other patients to their full satisfaction.
Our team consists mostly of academics, with an engineering background, a degree in a social science or in medicine. We are also very diverse age-wise. The age difference between our youngest and oldest employee is 40 years; a nice combination of open thinking and years of experience and gained life wisdom.
Our products are CE medical device class I certified. We have won multiple prizes for our innovative solutions. Medicine Men is NEN7510 and ISO27001 certified.
In September 2013 Medicine Men won the Vodafone Mobiles for Good award with her concept PebbleMED (the current name for this product is ‘Emma’). Two months later the concept won the third price in the European finale of the Vodafone Mobiles for Good challenge.
Oscar van Dijk
Information Security Officer, Customer Support Manager
Data Protection Officer, Testing Manager