Eric Peacock is the co-founder and CEO of MyHealthTeams. Eric is passionate about empowering people facing chronic health conditions and believes it should be easy for them to connect and learn from others sharing the same condition.
Eric incubated MyHealthTeams with his co-founder, Mary Ray, while running the online review site Insider Pages, a local review site owned by IAC. Prior to that, at genetics startup Perlegen Sciences, Eric worked closely with patient communities in breast cancer, lupus, autism, Parkinson’s disease, and other chronic conditions to enable research on the genetic underpinnings of those diseases. It was there that Eric developed his passion for helping people facing chronic conditions. Today, Eric regularly speaks at health industry conferences on the importance of engaging patient communities in the research and development of new therapies, and making sure the voice of real patients is heard at all stages of the process.
Earlier in his career Eric was a VP of Strategy at E*TRADE and a partner at Oliver Wyman / Mercer Management Consulting. Eric is a graduate of Stanford Business School and Harvard College. He lives in San Carlos, CA with his wife and two children, and is a hopeless Red Sox fan.
Mary Ray is the COO, co-founder and visionary behind the MyHealthTeams’ platform. Her deep understanding of consumers has contributed to her success in growing innovative companies from incubated new ventures at public companies to ‘traditional’ start-ups.
She personally lost a family member to a three-decade battle with multiple sclerosis, has had friends who’ve battled cancer, who won, and lost. She’s seen her colleagues juggle work schedules to be caregivers to spouses, parents or their children facing a chronic condition. Through the experiences of her friends and family, she’s come to empathize with the loneliness they have experienced, while managing life with a chronic illness. This is what drove her and Eric Peacock to co-found MyHealthTeams. Together they are causing a tectonic shift in healthcare from a physician- and pharmaceutical-driven industry, to a consumer-driven one.
Mary is a graduate of the College of William & Mary School of Business and George Mason University. She lives in San Francisco, CA with her husband and son, and is a proud fan of the three-time World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants.
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From Tech Crunch:
MyHealthTeams has been looking to leverage the pent-up demand within the chronic disease community to develop additional social networks to expand its coverage to a wider range of conditions and diseases. Read more>>
We Do What We Love
We create social networks for chronic condition communities, because we believe in improving health outcomes by connecting those diagnosed with a disease to one another. In a few years, we believe that if you’re diagnosed with a chronic condition your doctor will prescribe one of our social networks. The evolving healthcare system is not set up to provide the day-to-day validation, perspective and practical tips that patients can provide each other, and a growing body of evidence is showing that strong social patient networks lead to improved health outcomes.
If you have been diagnosed with a chronic illness, we believe it should be easy to connect with others who can share their daily experiences, provide emotional support, and even practical insights like, how to afford a co-pay for certain drug, which hospital to choose, or what to expect during particular treatments. Read more>>