Leadership for Equal Access to Personalized Medicine
The use of smartphones, wearables sensors, and genomics to help manage chronic disease is only in its infancy. Yet there is no question that these technologies have the potential to improve treatment--and ultimately health outcomes--by empowering patients, caregivers, and clinicians in amazing new ways.
Exploring the potential of these technologies to improve care and outcomes is one of the fundamental goals of the Foundation. However, this potential can only be broadly realized if all patients--regardless of socioeconomic status--have access to these technologies. Therefore, another primary goal of the Foundation is to assist patients with limited economic resources to overcome barriers that prevent access to all types of mobile health technology: hardware, software, and data services.
The founders of the LEAP Medicine Foundation recognized that there was a clear gap in the landscape of patient support organizations. In 2014, the LEAP Medicine Foundation was formed to fill that gap. The LEAP Medicine Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3)corporation dedicated to the idea that all patients should have equal access to innovations in personalized medicine and mobile health regardless of economic status.
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The LEAP Medicine Foundation was formed to meet a specific need in the patient support landscape.
The Foundation does not fund basic or clinical research and seeks to avoid duplicating the activities of the many outstanding patient support organizations.
Rather, LEAP Medicine focuses exclusively on patient education, disease management initatives, and patient financial assistance related to personalized medicine and mobile health technology.