At Folia, we believe that the daily observations made by patients and their family members have the power to substantially improve the precision of the care that every patient receives. Every day, you experience the outcomes of your treatment plan – you know how things are going. Our goal is to help you to capture your daily insights in an organized way.

We started Folia because of the experiences of our own families. 

Nell’s story

My younger brother has CVID, an immunodeficiency. Over the course of 20+ years, my mom has become an honorary immunologist – with bookcases full of journals detailing my brother’s symptoms and treatments.  Our family’s journey with healthcare has been complicated, and I ultimately decided to go to Yale to study chronic disease. While there, I realized that there was a fundamental hole in our ability to improve the treatments available for many chronic conditions: we didn’t have enough data on how well treatments worked for specific types of patients. Eventually, I put two-and-two together, and recognized that the data I was looking for did exist – it was just in my mom’s head!

Dan’s story

Nell put out an ad for a co-founder – someone with coding experience and a first-hand understanding of what it’s like to deal with a chronic condition. I was looking for an opportunity to work on something meaningful, and as the father to a child with Down Syndrome, I was drawn to the idea of improving care quality by empowering other families. I decided to take the leap!

That was November of 2016. Since then, with the help of dozens of patients, families, and care providers, we’ve built Folia – a system designed by families, for families, to use their knowledge to improve the care that they receive.  

The primary goal of Folia is to help you quickly capture the observations that you make every day – how the coughing was, whether treatments were completed, overall mood – using a set of personalized multiple-choice questions. You have full control over the questions that you want to answer – we recommend some questions based on the condition that you’re managing, and you can add any others that are helpful to you. Over just a few weeks of using Folia, you’ll build a comprehensive database of what we call “home-reported outcomes," that you can share with your care team at the next visit using the Folia Appointment Guide report.

In 2018, we're primarily serving patients and families in our first condition of focus: cystic fibrosis. Starting in 2019, we'll be expanding to other conditions. If you'd like Folia to become available for a specific condition, email us!

 
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Step 1: build your DAILY questions

It all starts with selecting the questions that you want to answer to keep track of your loved one's health and wellness.

Step 2: unload your observations

With simple questions sent to your phone or email daily, Folia prompts you for the information that you always meant to track. 

Step 3: communicate and own that appointment

Armed with the data that you've created with a few clicks every day, you're ready to have a high-impact conversation with your doctor or nurse at the next appointment. 

The Team

Nell Meosky Luo
Founder & CEO

Dan Toffling
Chief Software Architect

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Peter Cerhan
Senior Mobile Engineer

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Celeste Hermes
User Engagement Intern

 

Advisors and Collaborators

Clinical advisors

Irwin Birnbaum, JD
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Fellow at the Yale School of Medicine

Mary Ellen Corrigan, APRN-PNP
Maine Medical Partners, Pulmonology

Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Former Dean and Anne W. Goodrich Professor at the Yale School of Nursing

 

PATIENT AND CAREGIVER ADVISORS

Chad Glaser
Caregiver & President of Healthcare Navigators of WNY

Paul Meosky, MA
Patient & Innovation Strategist at Booz Allen Hamilton

Cindy Romanowski, MD
Caregiver & Rehabilitation specialist at Catholic Health

 

DATA & ANALYTICS AND BUSINESS ADVISORS

Justin Borgman, MBA
Co-founder of Starburst Data

Martin Coulter, MBA
former CEO of Patients Like Me and current Partner at TPG Global

Sriram Gollapalli
Global Director of SW and Cloud Ops at Agilent

George Mabry
Full-time investor and advisor to emerging companies; former VP at Quintiles

Maria Marzilli, MPH
Portfolio Strategy and Alliance Management at Agios Pharmaceuticals

Open Positions

 

Data Scientist with Healthcare Experience / Biostatistician

Operations Lead

To start the interview process, please send a cover letter and resume to info@foliahealth.com. We look forward to hearing from you!