The PHRQL (pronounced ‘freckle’) team, Paul Sandberg, Kumaril Bhattacharya and Brad Ummer, designed Connect & Coach to bring together Registered Dietitians (RD), Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) and their clients. The software allows RDs and CDEs to perform Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) in a retail supermarket or pharmacy setting.
It also has a mobile app, which empowers those with diabetes to take an active role in managing their health by tracking their nutrition. This positions PHRQL as the first hybrid software for both the clinician and the consumer.
PHRQL looks to expand the usage of Connect and Coach to anyone who suffers from a chronic illness where nutrition management would prove helpful in alleviating symptoms.
The win, a $100k prize, comes after a long and rewarding competition that included an innovators boot camp in San Francisco and a month long mentorship from industry experts who helped contestants refine their software. The award was announced in Washington, D.C. at the 2013 Health Datapolooza and presented by Sanofi US, putting PHRQL in the spotlight in front of industry influencers.
We couldn’t be more proud of the PHRQL team, as we have seen the dedication and care that they have put into developing Connect and Coach. Everyone at C-leveled is honored to have been part of the development of this important software that will change the lives of those suffering from diabetes and other chronic illnesses.