Transforming cancer care
Tela integrates research-grade patient-generated health data into clinical care and research. Our mission is to unlock insights into the patient experience to improve quality of life and outcomes, enhance the way providers engage with their patients, and advance cancer research.
Why this matters
Unmanaged symptoms drive 60% of emergency department visits for cancer patientsJournal of Clinical Oncology, 2011
Based on experience
As a cancer patient, our CEO, Christie Mangir, was overwhelmed with managing her side effects and medications, and she was admitted to the hospital multiple times. She was frustrated with lack of symptom management tools for patients, lack of effective ways to share this data with her care team, and the missed opportunity for collecting real-world data.
Nico and Scott (Christie’s friends and now co-founders) helped her create a prototype to map the trends in her symptoms, and they saw how this data transformed her care - she was better able to manage her symptoms and meds and her appointments with providers became shorter but more solutions focused. It became their mission to create tools that support patients, providers, and researchers in improving cancer treatment.Learn More About Tela
Tela closes the information gap about a patient’s health in between visits. Patient-generated health data is collected through validated physical and psychosocial measures and integrated into clinical workflow. Providers can review summary reports prior to patient appointments; triage nurses can receive targeted alerts for high-risk patients; and social workers can assess patient distress at various points throughout treatment.
The free Tela app empowers patients to easily track their symptoms, medications, and psychosocial wellness to inform their care team, improve their treatment, and accelerate research. Tela is translated into Spanish and French, and is available on iOS and Android devices.