Anil Sethi lost his little sister Tania on 9/11/17 to metastatic breast cancer. From “oh my God don’t let it be cancer” to Tania’s last wishes, he’s experienced the caregiver journey, firsthand. In honor of Tania, Anil recently founded his sixth consumer-health venture, Ciitizen. To help kill cancer, in our lifetime. In 2016 Apple acquired Sethi’s consumer health startup Gliimpse which helped patients manage their health records. He also founded Sequoia, shepherding it through three venture rounds and in 2000 completing an IPO (Nasdaq: SQSW) before Sequoia’s sale to Citrix in 2001 for its patient-portal business. In 2004, WebMD (Nasdaq: WBMD) acquired Sethi’s first startup, Dakota Imaging, for its healthcare claims processing business.
A Patient-mediated mHealth Solution to Legally Collecting and Sharing Clinical Data
Physicist Max Planck suggested, “in the correct formulation of the question lies the key to the ‘correct’ answer.” The healthcare industry continues their slog in trying to control siloed patient data. They continue to ask incorrect questions and thus miss the key that connects better outcomes with lower costs—the patient. We’ll discuss the specifics of a model of patient mediated data collection and sharing, and how patients may be the key to accelerating and unlocking genomic data for curative discoveries.