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UMKC School of Pharmacy student hopes to improve healthcare

Posted at 12:04 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 17:55:24-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s a new on-demand platform that makes it easy for healthcare organizations to hire patient experts. It’s called WEGO Health, based out of Boston, Massachusetts. 

The patient experts help solve problems and provide solutions across healthcare.

Dakota Rosenfelt, 22, of Kansas City is one of the WEGO Health Experts.

Since he was just over a year old, Rosenfelt has battled hemophilia, a rare disorder that prevents his blood from clotting properly. 

“Luckily we were able to catch it before it caused any severe long-term complications," said Rosenfelt. 

In the U.S., 20,000 people live with the disease, and Rosenfelt has made it his mission to help those dealing with the condition. 

“It doesn’t matter how much you’re providing back, it’s the fact that you’re helping," said Rosenfelt. 

He decided to create his own free app called HemoTool, which helps manage blood conditions. 

“It was a big need. We needed an app; we needed some way to log our treatments for our condition," said Rosenfelt. 

Rosenfelt attends Pharmacy School at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and works at a local specialty pharmacy. He’s hoping to improve healthcare while helping others dealing with chronic conditions.