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JarGone: Personalized Patient Education

by Julian Hinson, BA (Medical Student)

JarGone helps you better understand your health by curating the best patient education resources available and providing recommendations tailored to your specific learning style.

Nashville, TN Patient Education

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About this project

The problem we solve:
Enormous gaps exist in our healthcare system because patients often lack pertinent understanding of their condition or their medications, instead suffering from an informational deluge and limited time with their physicians. Studies estimate that over 50% of the 4 billion prescriptions written each year are misused or not taken at all, costing the US healthcare system $290 billion dollars due to rehospitalizations, recurrence of disease, or relapses in health. Another study suggested that 33% of Americans would have difficulty with common health tasks, like understanding directions on a prescription label. JarGone’s mission is to close the gap between patient education and complicated medical terminology by providing patients with expert-recommended resources at a level the patients understand and in a style they prefer.

About our solution:
Understanding your health is a big deal. It can be challenging to navigate the doctors, your family, and the sudden reality that things won’t be the same again. Even more, it can feel like the more you try to learn about your health, the harder it becomes to understand -- the Internet has so much information! What’s important? What’s true? What’s for me? JarGone takes into account your learning style, comprehension, and interests to recommend personalized patient education resources (websites, articles, blogs, pictures, journals, news, podcasts, and images) to match your specific preferences. Our team of physicians ensures quality by curating the best learning tools available, and our algorithm uses machine learning to continuously refine our recommendations based on your feedback so you get the most personalized information possible. By solidifying a method that will ensure patient understanding we hope to increase compliance that can lead to better disease outcomes.
Progress to date: Currently we are developing a prototype, beginning to aggregate resources and gaining a better understanding of how patients want to learn about their health. We have a software developer, a designer, and a marketing team. Additionally, we have gathered an advisory board and a team of health experts, physicians, and data scientists to help us validate and tag the best patient education resources. Initial feedback by patients, attending physicians, and our university hospital has been positive, and there has been active interest in a pilot study.

About Our Team


Mr. Julian Hinson, BA (Medical Student)
Medical Student, Medical Student
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Medical school: Meharry Medical College
Bio: I believe in the power of the story. It educates, motivates, and empowers patients to make their own change. I am particularly interested in the capacity of user-focused design to impact the health of the underserved communities I was raised and trained in. This interest has led me through Ghana, France and to north Nashville where I am currently pursuing an MD at Meharry Medical College. Beyond healthcare, I am an avid photographer and writer with an innate Minnesotan love of the outdoors.
Title: Founder
Twitter: @Unsilenced_K

About Team Members

Bassam Zahid
Co-Founder, BA
Biography: I reside at the intersection of medicine, technology, and service. Technology has the power to change the world, especially in medicine, but too often it misses the mark with the underserved. My mission is to change that. I am second year medical student at Meharry Medical College, where I am trying to incite the Design Thinking revolution. Additionally, I am a software developer, a writer, and athlete.
Twitter: @bassam_zahid
Raleigh Fatoki
Co-Founder, BA
Biography: Raleigh Fatoki, a second year medical student at Meharry Medical College, has a passion for technology, economics, and medicine. Early exposure to clinics that cater to underserved communities influenced him to study economics as an undergrad and become part of a new breed of physicians who can effectively manage patient care, medically and economically.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raleigh-fatoki-37355062
Jelissa MooYin
Co-Founder, BA, MHS
Biography: Jelissa MooYin, a Spelman College graduate, is a second year medical student at Meharry Medical College. She recently served as President of AMA's student chapter at Meharry. She has a passion for service to all mankind. In her spare time (like that exists in medical school), she likes to paint and write.
Mary Solomon
Co-Founder, BA, Masters in Business Managment
Biography: Mary Solomon is a first year medical student with a masters degree in business from the University of British Columbia. She has a deep desire to help underserved communities. Her professional interest includes collaborating with non profit organizations and merging medicine with business.

About Our Company


North of Charlotte
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Product stage: proto
Sales: Working on it
Employees: 3-5

How We Help Patients

Our innovation helps patients live longer and healthier lives by providing a three-pronged approach that begins with the patient-physician interaction. First, JarGone enhances patient-physician communication by ensuring that patients find valid and scientifically accurate information about their health concerns before they speak with their physician. Second, we give the patient content that matches with their educational level so that they are not overwhelmed by complicated medical jargon, yet they still have a strong understanding of what they need to do to manage their health. Finally, JarGone empowers patients by letting them lead the conversation with their physician. They will have a better idea of what questions to ask, be able to anticipate next steps in treatment, and find resources that worked for other patients among our community of users.

How We Help Education

In the long term, we hope that JarGone can expand to enhance medical education by allowing students to choose a level of their understanding for pathological or pathophysiological processes and allow them an opportunity to learn from the various images, videos, text, tables, and audio that exist. Further, it will give medical students an opportunity to gain insight into the type of information their patients come across, so that they can interact at the patient's level of understanding.

How We Help Physicians

The physician-patient interaction is often constrained by the length of the visit. Patients often do not have enough time to ask questions, and physicians do not always have the convenience of being as thorough as they would like. Our app helps the physician by allowing him to create "Clipboards," where he or she can select educational material from around the Internet specifically for their patients or practice. The Clipboards can be private or public, and they can be targeted to a specific patient or to a whole practice. This will allow physicians to ensure that their patients can continue educating themselves about their health, while allowing the patient and physician to spend appointment time in a deeper and more nuanced dialogue.

Challenge Mission

Mission: We represent Meharry Medical College, a school dedicated to care of the underserved, and our solution helps ALL patients better understand their health regardless of education level.
Use of funds: The bulk of our funding will go towards expanding our software development team so that we can speed up product development and resource aggregation. We are hoping to eventually design both patient-facing and physician-facing apps so that physicians and health experts can create their own content based on what we learn from our users about which resources, tools, and formats they consider the most helpful.
Intellectual Property Status: We are currently working with the legal team at our university, Meharry Medical College, to file a patent.
FDA Status: Not applicable.
Personal Message: Everyone has the right to understand about their health concerns, irrespective of learning style or education level. With more and more access to health information online but limited time spent with healthcare providers, it is becoming increasingly important to make sure we have access to quality health information in the styles we prefer. Our mission is to ensure that you can get the best understanding about your health so you can find comfort in the more important things: friends and family.

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    05/30/2016 Peter Bamikole - Medical Student

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    05/25/2016 Sharon Alabi - Programmer

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    05/25/2016 Sharon Alabi - Programmer

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    05/25/2016 Sharon Alabi - Programmer

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    05/25/2016 Sharon Alabi - Programmer

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    05/23/2016 Daniel Horgan - Other

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    05/21/2016 Bassam Zahid - Healthcare Innovator

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    05/19/2016 Verniecea Harris - Medical Student

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    05/17/2016 Perry Leonard - Medical Student

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    05/17/2016 Angela Price - Other

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    05/14/2016 Pamela Bauduit - Patient Activist / Advocate

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    05/13/2016 Roseanna Jessup - Medical Student

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Julian Hinson, BA (Medical Student)
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Meharry Medical College

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