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Backpack Health Expands Multi-Lingual Functionality with Italian Language Version of Cloud-Based Health Data Management Platform

New language launch signals continued investment in global travel and rare disease community health data accessibility, management and research with six major languages now available

Dover, MA – January 24, 2019 – Backpack Health, LLC today announced that its mobile health data management platform will now be available in Italian. Already available, fully functional and instantly translatable in English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese, the move highlights Backpack’s ongoing commitment to multi-lingual expansion and inclusivity of rare patient communities around the world.

Backpack Health's mobile app offers a dynamic and secure personal health record tool that works on any device to make information manageable, shareable, portable and translatable. Designed specifically for those living with complex, rare and chronic conditions, or those who seek to travel with more peace of mind, the app relieves the burden for patients and their families in managing their care by providing:

  • The ability to store medical conditions, medications, allergies and treatments with an auto-complete feature to help users input complicated names;

  • A full listing of medication variations and brands to take the guesswork out of filling prescriptions at pharmacies across town or around the globe.

“Expanding our reach to include Italian speakers, as well as offer all users access to the Italian health system, demonstrates our commitment to inclusivity and global accessibility,” said Jim Cavan, CEO & Founder of Backpack Health. “This move only furthers our mission to help global travelers and the rare disease community, empowering patients’ and caregivers’ with data access as they navigate their complex health journeys.”

In addition to assisting individuals with rare and complex diseases manage their health, the broadened user base also advances medical research by adding the de-identified, aggregated data of more users to disease-specific registries. The expansion also widens the pool for drug and device developers to recruit patients for product development.

“Becoming accessible to Italian-language speakers is just the newest chapter of an exciting, rapidly developing accessibility story,” noted Cavan. “Backpack Health’s multi-lingual platform translates framework text, such as medication names, dates and titles, into English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese, for smoother communication and easier sharing when travelling in a foreign country, so nothing gets lost in translation.”

About Backpack Health

Backpack Health, LLC builds secure, innovative information tools to help people manage their health journey – including wellness, illnesses, injuries, and chronic health conditions. The Backpack Health mission is to make it easy for everyone to access, own and control their health information to support better health care and attain better health for themselves, their loved ones and their communities. Backpack Health provides a platform for organizations to engage patients, collect up-to-date data and build communities around the globe. To assure data protection for its users’ information, Backpack Health complies with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), adheres to its data protection principles, and participates in the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. Learn more at www.backpackhealth.com.