Chronic disease patients make a lot of decisions and engage in behaviors that affect their health. Disease control and outcomes can often depend on the effectiveness of self-care, i.e. the ability to manage symptoms, treatment, physical and psychosocial consequences and lifestyle changes inherent to living with a chronic condition .
A chronic patient might only spend one hour per year in health care, and almost 9,000 hours per year in self-care!  That is one of the important reasons why we want to support patients with science-based, motivational and effective self-care.
An Ecosystem of Care
The Elsa Science platform brings individuals, families, patient organizations, health-care providers, scientists and life science companies closer together for a greater good – to learn from each other and support individuals diagnosed with a chronic disease, supporting them to live life to its fullest.
Through meaningful content and design, Elsa makes science and current research accessible in the hands of the person living with a chronic disease. And through data sharing, the individual can invite the scientific and health-care community to draw experience from the real world.
Elsa Science has a platform approach to finding, and following up on, the right treatment to the right patient by
supporting newly diagnosed patients and those in flare-ups, enabling them to cope and live life to its fullest
personalization of a holistic treatment from a patient perspective
being a catalyst for a Treat-to-Target approach in health-care
transformation of scientific findings into predictors for disease progression, response to (which) treatments, and for longer-term outcomes
enhancement of care quality and reduced costs
supporting patients in remission to keep-up healthy habits
Digital Tools & Patient Empowered Care
Elsa Science strongly believes that the management of chronic care can be improved by structured and true involvement of the patient. We call it “Patient Empowered Care”, where the patients’ everyday knowledge and insights about their disease activity can be key decision drivers when it comes to planning treatment and care.
In order to facilitate this, we are committed to developing new kinds of collaboration tools between patients and health-care providers. Tools that can support both parties, complementing current care practices and improving future care.