Oshi Health, Inc. today announced the release of Oshi, a digital tracking mobile app with all-in-one features for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) management and wellness including symptom tracking, curated learning, and expert Q&A. Oshi is now available for download on the Apple App Store or Android Google Play.
Currently, there is no known cause or cure for Crohn’s disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC), the two main forms of IBD. Both are marked by inflammation in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. UC impacts the large intestine only including the colon and the rectum. CD impacts any part of the digestive tract and generally affects the ileum. Research shows that the interaction between genes, the body’s immune system, and environmental factors may play a role.
Today there are 3 million people in the US living with IBD. Each faces an individualized experience with the disease. The frequency, duration, and severity of symptoms is variable and not clearly understood. Many factors, including lifestyle behaviors like sleep, diet, and exercise can greatly impact IBD wellness.
Keeping track of these many daily factors — and IBD symptoms —is an important part of helping individuals better understand the causes of flare-ups and how best to achieve ongoing well-being. Patients also struggle to find educational content relevant to their unique experience with the disease.
Founded in 2018 by Daniel Weinstein, a digital health veteran, who previously co-founded Cohero Health, Oshi Health is revolutionizing the management and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The company’s proprietary digital platform empowers patients to track, learn, and ask. It also arms IBD stakeholders with data that enable new treatment advances and care optimization.
The Oshi Health platform was designed to meet these needs and empower IBD patients with managing their disease by providing tools to track, learn, and ask. The all-in-one app’s features include:
– Fresh Content: Daily doses of inspiration and information
– Tracking: Short-term and long-term trends including well-being and symptom scores
– Integration: Compatibility with leading fitness devices, sensors, and wearables
– Reminders: Helpful notifications to stay on track with IBD wellness
– Surveys: Bi-weekly progress checkpoints
– Expert Q&A: Professional feedback from gastroenterologists and medical professionals
– Security: Best-In-Class data privacy with state-of-the-art encryption
In addition to tracking and scoring, Oshi incorporates a magazine’s worth of articles to inform, assist, and uplift patients. Exclusive content includes inspiring real-life success stories, easy-to-understand info on emerging treatments, and delicious IBD-friendly recipes.
As an all-in-one mobile health app, Oshi also offers an “Ask the Experts” feature to further support the tracking and learning digital experience. A team of gastroenterologists and health professionals will provide moderated feedback on key questions.
“Oshi Health’s platform is a tremendous opportunity to advance the care of IBD patients by facilitating provider/patient conversations. Physicians like me can now access key information and view dashboards about the changes in symptoms and quality of life of my patients,” said Charlie Lees, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Western General Hospital, Edinburgh and advisor to Oshi Health. “Oshi Health is also transformative looking across patients’ data. The insights the platform can generate can help us better understand the relationship of the many factors that impact IBD including diet, environment, medication utilization, and more. These insights are the key to moving towards predictive, hyper-personalized care.”