My Next Health builds health applications that provide insights into the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases using a novel approach to functional genomics. These applications allow consumers to self-manage those insights based on their own genetic predispositions and can help inform their healthcare providers on interventions. My Next Health was created when functional genomics company The DNA Company joined with digital therapeutics platform My Pain Sensei in May 2020.
As My Next Health, the company will focus on using precision medicine and digital therapeutics to develop genomics-based health management applications that offer patients genetic insights tailored to their unique biology. The merger provides My Next Health with a Class 1 Medical Device Establishment License from Health Canada for applications related to chronic pain and COVID-19.
CREATING COVID-19 COMPLICATIONS RISK PLATFORM
As its first application, My Next Health is creating a COVID-19 application that assesses an individual’s risk profile for developing complications from the virus.
The My Next Health COVID-19 application will work by analyzing a person’s genetic pathways for inflammatory responses, insulin sensitivity and other genomic indicators through identifiable characteristics that factor into risk of COVID-19 complications. After determining an individual’s risk level, patients can use the application’s recommendations to help mitigate their risk using self-tracking tools that also can be shared with their healthcare providers.
My Next Health, in collaboration with IBM, will continue building in new functionality over the next few months, with a fully functional application targeted for health systems or governments available this summer.
Given the immediate public need created by the COVID-19 pandemic, My Next Health is making a free online version of the application available to the public on May 15, which will include the conversational AI and intervention recommendations. The public version will be available at www.mynexthealth.com.