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Weather-related e-mail health alerts for asthma, migraine, diabetes, heart disease, COPD and arthritis.

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98 Auburn Sound Manor SE Calgar, Alberta
CA Canada
Web http://www.mediclim.com/
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About the project Edit

Launched in 2008, Mediclim.com is a service that sends email alerts to subscribers 24 hours before changes and fluctuation in the weather are more likely to cause specific chronic or re-occurring health problems such as: migraine, asthma, arthritis, diabetes and heart condition. Developed to warn them in advance, MediClim emails registered users when changes in humidity, pollen count, barometric pressure and temperature might change how they feel.

MediClim was fouded by physician Dr. John Bart when he noticed his patients complaining of the same ailments on the same days. He paired up with meteorologist Dennis Bourque to produce an index that maps weather conditions and related health problems. And in 2008, Bart and Bourque gave the index new functionality by incorporating it into an email alert system. Subscribers sign up on the website, and complete a brief medical questionnaire. On days with weather conditions that are expected to trigger health problems, subscribers receive an email, or an alert through MediClim’s Facebook application.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Mediclim.com is the first subscriber-based email alert system in the world to offer weather-related health alerts for anyone that suffers from Diabetes, Migraine, Asthma, Heart Disease, COPD and Arthritis.

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What is the social value of this project? Edit

Mediclim believes that with the knowledge on how weather will affect specific chronic or recurring diseases, users can discuss with their health care advisor on steps to be taken to lessen the effects of their illness. For example, if a user can tell that conditions which may trigger their migraine are likely to exist tomorrow, it can take appropriate steps to diminish the migraine's magnitude, or even avoid it altogether.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

MediClim is a service currently available to anyone in North America Canada and the UK. To date 30,000 subscribers and 4 million alerts have been issued

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

A service that sends email alerts to subscribers 24 hours before changes and fluctuation in the weather are more likely to cause specific chronic or re-occurring health problems such as: migraine, asthma, arthritis, diabetes and heart condition. Developed to warn them in advance, MediClim emails registered users when changes in humidity, pollen count, barometric pressure and temperature might change how they feel.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

Dr. John Bart and meteorologist Dennis Bourque produced an index that maps weather conditions and related health problems. And in 2008, Bart and Bourque gave the index new functionality by incorporating it into an email alert system. On days with weather conditions that are expected to trigger health problems, subscribers receive an email, or an alert through MediClim’s Facebook application.


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