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eTreatMD Partners With the Arthritis Society to Launch mHealth App for Hand Arthritis

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VANCOUVER, BC --(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) - eTreatMD, a mHealth app developer which focuses on providing solutions for managing specific chronic conditions, is pleased to announce the release of eTreatMD myHand, a mobile health app for managing hand arthritis.

eTreatMD myHand is a new hand arthritis app that enables users to measure, monitor and manage arthritis. While most hand arthritis apps can only record symptoms, eTreatMD myHand can measure physical changes and help patients see exactly how their pain is connected to factors like weather, activity and treatment. myHand empowers hand arthritis sufferers with meaningful information that they can use to better manage their condition, prevent painful flare-ups, and determine the most effective ways to relieve their pain. eTreatMD is licensed by Health Canada as a Class 1 medical device provider.

eTreatMD is working with The Arthritis Society to make free access to myHand available to a limited number of arthritis sufferers in a pilot trial prior to commercial release. "The Arthritis Society is embracing digital health strategies as a way to help Canadians living with arthritis in the modern world," says Joanne Simons, chief mission officer, The Arthritis Society.

The first 200 people wanting to participate must be willing to provide feedback on your experience. To sign up for this pilot study or to be notified when myHand is commercially released check The Arthritis Society website. Following the pilot study, the app is expected to be available to the general public.

Nick MacKinnon, one of eTreatMD's four founders, created the app based on his own personal struggle with hand arthritis. "With so many health and wellness apps on the market, I was surprised by how few actually offer measurement and diagnostic capabilities to manage arthritis," said MacKinnon, "To fill this significant gap, we've developed myHand to empower people with a more proactive approach to understanding and managing their arthritis."

The app not only tracks treatments over time, but also evaluates the effectiveness of treatments as they correlate to changes in symptoms. It assesses environmental conditions like weather and location, data which it pulls automatically. myHand therefore allows users to easily monitor their arthritis flare-ups as it relates to these factors. myHand is designed to be HIPAA compliant so users can be assured that it provides reliable clinical information while ensuring the utmost privacy in how their information is stored.

eTreatMD myHand will be available for free, with additional paid features, including comprehensive reports and unlimited comparative reporting access.

About eTreatMD: eTreatMD is a Vancouver based mHealth app developer which focuses on providing solutions for managing specific chronic conditions, such as arthritis, skin diseases and musculo-skeletal problems. To learn more please visit http://www.etreatmd.com/.

About The Arthritis Society: The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years. Dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis, The Society is Canada's principal health charity providing education, programs and support to the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis. Since its founding in 1948, The Society has been the largest non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada, investing nearly $190 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis. The Arthritis Society is accredited under Imagine Canada's Standards Program. For more information about The Arthritis Society and to make a donation, visit: www.arthritis.ca.

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eTreatMD
Shanil Gunasekara
CEO
604-868-2969
sgunasekara@etreatmd.com

The Arthritis Society
Monica Rossa
National Communications Specialist
416-979-7228 x3354
mrossa@arthritis.ca