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THE EPIFINDER APP 

Validated by Mayo Clinic Doctors.

Nearly 90% sensitive in screening for epilepsy.

Have you or someone you know been misdiagnosed or received treatments that either have side effects or don't seem to work?

If you have been suffering from a medical condition that you are not finding a solution for, you are not alone.  For years, we at EpiFinder have been talking to patients about their healthcare experiences, and we get it.  It sucks.  Healthcare professionals have very little time to listen to you, and it takes a while for you to get on a roll to properly convey your story or it takes time for you to think about how to answer their questions.  The result is that doctors may not have all the information that they need to diagnose and treat your condition correctly.  Many of you will find yourselves going from doctor to doctor over the years, and a few may be fortunate enough to find the doctor that "gets you."

While this is certainly the case for most conditions, it's especially bad for those of you that suffer from seizures and/or epilepsy.   It's one of the most common neurologic conditions but is the least funded.  So, we at EpiFinder are starting with seizures and epilepsy, where the need is the greatest, and depending on what you need, we won't stop there.

Many of you will be fortunate and have your seizures and epilepsy properly diagnosed by a great doctor.  However, at least 40% of you will be misdiagnosed and find yourselves going from doctor to doctor for 10-15 years before you will find the answer that you seek.  At EpiFinder, we have found that this is often due to most healthcare professionals not having enough time with you.  So, in the 15 minutes that a doctor may spend with you, there is not enough time to allow your story to evolve fully.

At EpiFinder, we have created our Seizure and Epilepsy Patient Portal App that does the following:

1. Asks the best questions to figure out the essence of your seizure or epilepsy.  

2. As an app direct to you, you have all the time in the comfort of your home to answer those questions with family and friends also providing input.  This will help you to remember details, think about the questions, and provide accurate answers. 

3. The app significantly improves the accuracy of and time to diagnosis by summarizing your full story into medical notes and providing a list of more correct seizure and epilepsy syndromes in less than 10-15 seconds and then matching you to the healthcare professional that can nail your diagnosis.

(Mayo Clinic IRB approved study will be published in December)

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Patients are often stressed speaking with doctors and healthcare professionals due to time constraints to remember essential details in a sterile, time-pressured environment. The new Patient Portal App empowers the patient and their loved ones to open the App after a seizure event and record all of the details, while it is fresh in their mind by giving them the prompts and the time and space needed to tell their story fully. 

The App then takes the information and summarizes it into standard medical terms familiar to healthcare professionals. This strengthens the doctor/patient relationship by encouraging understanding and discussion about the condition for both patients and clinical staff. 

When necessary, the EpiFinder’s Patient Portal App allows patients to be more quickly connected to the healthcare professional that will be able to address their specific epilepsy diagnosis and create an effective, unique treatment plan. Healthcare professionals receive a summary of the patient’s epilepsy history and seizure experiences before the patient even arrives for their appointment, saving both time and money. 

Ultimately, EpiFinder’s goal is to end misdiagnosis and improve the quality of life faster for those diagnosed with epilepsy through their Patient Portal App. Towards this end, Epifinder is now making seamless, social application-style toolsets available on iOS and Android directly to the patient and the provider’s practice. This integration allows users to access EpiFinder at any time. 

  • Stress-free story telling on your time: Patients are often stressed speaking with doctors and healthcare professionals due to time constraints to remember important details in a sterile, time-pressured environment. The new Patient Portal App empowers the patient and their loved ones to open the App after a seizure event and record all of the details, while it is fresh in their mind by giving them the prompts and the time and space needed to tell their story fully. 
  • Improving patient to doctor communication and discussion: The App then takes the information and summarizes it into standard medical terms familiar to healthcare professionals. This strengthens the doctor/patient relationship by encouraging understanding and discussion about the condition for both patients and clinical staff. 
  • Finds the doctor that “gets” you: When necessary, the EpiFinder’s Patient Portal App connects patients to the healthcare professional that will be able to address their specific epilepsy diagnosis and create an effective, unique treatment plan. Healthcare professionals receive a summary of the patient’s epilepsy history and seizure experiences before the patient even arrives for their appointment, saving both time and money. 
  •  Fast and easy to use on iPhone or Android: Ultimately, EpiFinder’s goal is to end misdiagnosis and improve the quality of life faster for those diagnosed with epilepsy through their Patient Portal App. Towards this end, Epifinder is now making seamless, social application-style toolsets available on iOS and Android directly to the patient and the provider’s practice. This integration allows users to access EpiFinder at any time.

 

What distinguishes us from the rest is that we understand those who have epilepsy and know what doctors require. We can bridge the gap between what the patient wants to communicate with what the doctor needs to know.

 

 

 

 

 

The Problem: Epilepsy affects 1 in 26 individuals throughout their lifetime, and 3.4 million individuals in the U.S. alone suffer from this neurologic condition. The Institute of Medicine (IoM) reported that 35-40% of all individuals with epilepsy spend an average of 12-15 years suffering from uncontrolled seizures and gets misdiagnosed. Often, this is due to a miscommunication with their doctor and misunderstanding of the type of epilepsy that they may have. Because of this, $12.5 billion is wasted on 150,000 new cases of epilepsy every year.

Our Goal: We want to enable you to better communicate with your healthcare professional so that you can get the right treatment from them faster.

Patient Portal: We are creating an app that gives you the time to tell your story in a focused manner by gathering your information before you see your healthcare professional. We will match you with the best epilepsy care team for you and provide them with a standard medical summary. With the information that they need in their language and guidance from our app, they can better understand your story and manage your condition.

Although epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological problem and its associated economic costs are high, federal funding in epilepsy is modest and lags behind other common neurological conditions.

EPILEPSY RESEARCH REMAINS UNDERFUNDED.
EPILEPSY RESEARCH REMAINS UNDERFUNDED.

This translate to fewer discoveries, knowledge, and solutions for those with epilepsy leading to fewer doctors trained to be knowledgeable about your condition. YOU can bridge the gap by contributing to a company that researches and builds solutions for you. With your support, we will push for seizure and epilepsy research and app development that will enable you to take back control. 

Now, we need your help to bring the seizure and epilepsy patient portal App to life!

[STRETCH GOAL: $30,000] 

We are incredibly grateful to have received your support in reaching our goal of raising $10,000 in such a short period! We know there is far more good to be done, so we are creating a new stretch goal of $30,000 which will enable us to create your personal health record EVEN FASTER!

Robert Yao, Co-founder, and CEO: Robert is finishing his Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University and has had graduate education in molecular genetics, medicine, computer science, and neuroinformatics. He co-leads a multi-disciplinary multiple-award winning team that creates clinical decision support tools for neurologists and researchers. Robert has received numerous awards and recognition including grants for research and advocacy in epilepsy and neurology, the outstanding mentor award, the HIMSS scholar award, Graduate Student Leader of the Year, Changemaker Entrepreneur of the Year, and 40 Under 40 Business Leaders of the Year.

Neel Mehta, Co-founder, and Chief Strategy Officer: Neel is a multifaceted entrepreneur and Biomedical Informaticist with over several years of experience in Healthcare Information and Technology. He was recognized as the 2017 Healthcare Innovators Business Leaders, awarded 40 under 40 by Phoenix Business Journal in 2016, and 35 entrepreneurs 35 and younger in 2015.

 

 

“EpiFinder’s patient portal will help people take back power over their lives, their decision, their health. I applaud that it provides the opportunity for the patient to input the correct information, sharing responsibility for their own health with their physician and nurse because that is how we save everyone’s time and get to solutions.”

- Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic

 “Very innovative technology and extremely important to patients that have been misdiagnosed for too long. Fascinating.” 

“Interesting approach to diagnosing a very often misdiagnosed disease."

“An incredible tool! Something that I hope is utilized worldwide. Can absolutely benefit the field of epilepsy and create simplicity in identifying specific seizure types.“ 

“Interesting new technology for quicker and better outcomes.”

“Revolutionary! Patient-centered, brilliant, grounded and entertaining!” 

“Very interesting topic with a lot of potential.” 

 - Attendees from the 2017 ASET, Neurodiagnostic Society Conference

 

 

 

 *All subscriptions renew at the pricing mentioned on epifinder.com/pricing 

*Lifetime Subscription - Full access to the current App, must pay full price for other apps and services in the future. 

 

TECHNICAL SPECS 

Supported Devices: EpiFinder is compatible with all recent Android and iOS devices. For iOS Version 9.0 and newer, the following devices support EpiFinder: iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7,  iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone 6s.  For Android, any device running Android 5.0 Lollipop or newer should be fully supported by EpiFinder.  

We know not everyone will be able to support us with a pledge, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help us spread the word! Make sure to share EpiFinder with your family and friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and wherever else you can think of! 

Our team thanks you for checking out our project. 

Please Note: We must be clear that the EpiFinder App is not intended to cure, treat, or prevent any illness. Please consult your doctor or healthcare professional. 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have questions at any time, during or after the campaign has closed, you can always reach us at info@epifinder.com or chat with us here!

Hi, Adam Eats A Shoe! EpiFinder is a company that does epilepsy research and creates solutions. Let's help end epilepsy misdiagnosis together! #ShareMyShoes #EndEpilepsy #1in26 #Endmisdiagnosis #EpiFinder #EpilepsyAwarenessMonth

 

 

Risks and challenges

Our team has experts in neurology, neuroinformatics, biomedical informatics, biomedical diagnostics, and computer science engineering.
We have been taking necessary steps to create a well-developed product and have a proven track record in our ability to deliver our products. We just need the funding support to keep going and produce more. Should anything derail our efforts, you will be the first to know. We thank you for your support!

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    We couldn’t do this without you! Support our mission by pledging to advance medical and epilepsy research, so we can help every person find their epiphany! We will keep you posted on all updates and innovations in our research and product development, and we’ll put you on the Hall of Fame permanently on our website.

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    Thank you for your support and help to get EpiFinder out into the world! As a thank you, we will send you an EpiFinder branded shirt, PopSocket, and sticker so you can show your EpiFinder pride! You'll also receive a thank you letter and updates of our development of EpiFinder. You'll also be listed on our contributor's page and receive a one-month subscription to the Patient Portal!

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    Early Bird Patient Portal App (1 year)

    Become a part of the family. Get exclusive access to the EpiFinder community of advocates and be a part of building EpiFinder into the ultimate health technology. Not only will you be one of the first to get the app, but you will also be able to start tracking your symptoms earlier, so you can experience better results with your doctor. With this perk, you will receive one free app download, either iOS or Android version for one year. Thank you very much for your support of our campaign to End Misdiagnosis!

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    Give a friend or family member the gift of EpiFinder this holiday season. Sharing is caring! Get exclusive access to the EpiFinder community of advocates and be a part of building EpiFinder into the ultimate health technology. Not only will you be one of the first to get the app, but you will also be able to start tracking your symptoms. With this perk, you and someone you care about will receive access to the EpiFinder App for one year either on iOS or Android. Thank you for your support to help End Misdiagnosis!

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    Give a friend or family member the gift of EpiFinder this holiday season. Sharing is caring! Get exclusive access to the EpiFinder community of advocates and be a part of building EpiFinder into the ultimate health technology. Not only will you be one of the first to get the app, but you will also be able to start tracking your symptoms. With this perk, you and 3 of your friends, family or loved ones you care about will receive access to the EpiFinder App for one year either on iOS or Android. Thank you for your support to help End Misdiagnosis!

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    Welcome to the EpiFamily! Back this reward and receive one, lifetime subscription to our patient portal App. Be a part of building EpiFinder into the ultimate health technology through the option to participate in our product-development focus groups. Not only will you be one of the first to get the app, but you will also be able to start tracking your symptoms earlier. You will additionally receive a holiday card personally signed by members of the EpiFinder Team. Thank you very much for your support of our campaign to End Misdiagnosis and for becoming a real advocate!

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    Become the ultimate EpiAdvocate! With this perk, receive one, the lifetime subscription to our patient portal App either on iOS or Android. You will also receive customer advisory board membership. You will be telling us how to build EpiFinder into the ultimate health technology. As an additional thank you, you will be invited to attend a VIP dinner with the EpiFinder Founders. Thank you very much for your support of our campaign to End Misdiagnosis and becoming a real advocate! Only U.S Travel Included.

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    VIP SPECIAL!!!

    DINNER WITH DR. JOSEPH SIRVEN & THE EPIFINDER TEAM

    Come to the EpiCenter! Three lucky people will get an unforgettable dinner with leading epileptologist and EpiFinder supporter, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Director of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Imagine a seven-course meal prepared by an award-winning chef at a historic mansion with a view. You will be spending the evening telling your story to a top Mayo Clinic epileptologist and have pictures to prove it! Additionally, you will be given a tour of our offices by the co-founders and receive sneak peeks of upcoming features and innovations. Not only will you receive our gratitude but you will make friends for life. Only U.S Travel and accommodation Included.

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