SOURCE: Self Care Catalysts

Self Care Catalysts

SOURCE: Heart Failure Society of America

Heart Failure Society of America

February 02, 2016 08:30 ET

The Heart Failure Society of America Launches New App to Help People Living With Heart Failure, in Partnership With Self Care Catalysts

The Heart Failure Health Storylines App Supports Self-Care Among People Living With Heart Failure and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwired - February 02, 2016) - The Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. (HFSA) kicked off 2016 with the launch of a new app, Heart Failure Health Storylines, to support people living with heart failure, and congestive heart failure (CHF). The app, developed in partnership with patient intelligence and health solutions provider Self Care Catalysts, will provide the Heart Failure Society of America with a mobile and web application powered by the Health Storylines™ platform, which consists of a suite of health tools specially designed to support self-care among people living with heart failure.

The Heart Failure Health Storylines app makes it easy for patients to track their symptoms, sodium intake, vital sign, moods, as well as sync with other apps such as FitBit and Jawbone. It also allows them to receive reminders on when to take their medications, which may help improve treatment adherence. Through tracking their health daily, the app creates a summary of their health called "My Storylines" which enables them to be more informed about their health, and to have a more productive conversation with their care team. Heart Failure Health Storylines is free for all users and is available on the web, the App Store™ and on Google Play™ in the USA.

"There are over 5 million Americans suffering from heart failure," says the Heart Failure Society of America's CEO, Michele Blair. "It is essential that both patients and their family understand what heart failure is, what the symptoms are, what they should do if symptoms change and how their providers treat this disease. This is what the Heart Failure Health Storylines App will allow patients and their families to do -- to stay on top of their symptoms through easy tracking on an app, as well as monitor other important aspects of their health, like their vital signs, medications, and sodium intake. We received input from those living with heart failure to ensure that we had the right health tools as part of the app."

"No one is ever trained to know what to do when diagnosed with a new condition. We are leveraging mobile technology to guide people on how to take control of their health and improve quality of life and health outcomes," says Grace Soyao, CEO of Self Care Catalysts. "We are thrilled to partner with the Heart Failure Society of America to shift the power of health to patients."

About The Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. (HFSA)
The Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. (HFSA) represents the first organized effort by heart failure experts from the Americas to provide a forum for all those interested in heart function, heart failure, and congestive heart failure (CHF) research and patient care. For more information visit us on the web at www.hfsa.org.

About Self Care Catalysts
Self Care Catalysts is a patient solutions, intelligence and analytics company that enables healthcare innovation. We are committed to advocating for patients and consumers when it comes to healthcare decisions. Our belief is that when patients are informed, respected, and engaged, they make better choices. Better choices mean better health outcomes. Our mission is to build innovative, patient-centered, and technology-driven self-care solutions that complement medical modalities that will enable patients to continue managing their care outside of the clinical setting, with or without the support of healthcare professionals. For more information visit us on the web at www.selfcarecatalysts.com

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  • For additional information contact:
    Heart Failure Society of America
    Contact: Patrice Guzman
    Phone: 301-312-8635
    Fax: (888) 213-4417
    Email: pguzman@hfsa.org