Amy Gleason

Amy Gleason, co-founder, is Chief Strategy Officer and Chief of Staff at CareSync. She has extensive product and operational experience leading global product teams in product management, IT development, professional services, and project leadership. Combining her clinical and technology experience with her personal experience as a caregiver to a child battling a rare disease, Amy helps shape the CareSync experience for both internal and external audiences.
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6 Years After Diagnosis: Lessons Learned

Posted by Amy Gleason

Jun 30, 2016 5:24:51 PM

Six years ago this month, we first heard the word Dermatomyositis. When the doctor told us my daughter Morgan, who was 11 years old at the time, had it, I didn’t even know how to say the word, let alone know what the diagnosis meant. But our family quickly got a crash course in understanding something no one should have to understand.

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Topics: share your health stories, patient advocacy, juvenile dermatomyositis, chronic care management (CCM), CareSync Care Plans, family health, health tips, healthcare costs & insurance

4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Posted by Amy Gleason

Feb 6, 2015 3:37:40 PM

Where would we be without our heart? It provides us with oxygen and nutrients, carries away waste from our body, and is responsible for countless love songs. Here are 4 ways to make sure that you're treating your heart as well as you can: 

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Topics: family health, healthy living, health tips, healthy eating, observances & holidays

Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience & Empathy Conference

Posted by Amy Gleason

May 29, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience and Empathy Conference, in Cleveland, Ohio. I have to admit, while I was thrilled about the conference, I wasn't excited about the location. My only prior experience with Cleveland was a business trip, but I was pleasantly surprised by the downtown area, and the views of the sunset over Lake Erie were spectacular!

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Topics: trade shows & conferences

Choosing the Best Health Insurance for My Family

Posted by Amy Gleason

Dec 3, 2013 9:30:00 AM

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Topics: family health, healthy living, healthcare costs & insurance

Errors in our Medical Records: Empowered Caregiver

Posted by Amy Gleason

Dec 2, 2013 8:30:00 AM

Many articles and new stories have been written on medical errors. It's scary stuff.   I've seen statistics such as 400,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors.

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Topics: medical records, mHealth

Access to ALL of the Information: Empowered Caregiver

Posted by Amy Gleason

Nov 25, 2013 5:52:00 PM

My 15 year old daughter Morgan has been fighting a battle against a life-threatning autoimmune disease for over 3 years now. This year has brought quite a few challenges, including symptoms that have been difficult to get under control, side effects like meningitis from treatment, and the other typical struggles that come with managing a complex, systemic disease.

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Topics: share your health stories, patient advocacy, family health, mHealth, patients, caregivers

Managing the complicated process of managing illness

Posted by Amy Gleason

Oct 9, 2013 5:00:00 AM

This is a story I recently had the opportunity to contribute to the Global Genes Project's blog.  I hope you enjoy it, and if you can commiserate, please leave us a comment.

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Topics: family health, mHealth, caregivers

3 Years After Diagnosis: Lessons I've Learned

Posted by Amy Gleason

Jun 25, 2013 8:12:00 AM

Three years ago today, we first heard the word Dermatomyositis.
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Topics: share your health stories, rare diseases, juvenile dermatomyositis, family health, mHealth, patients, health tips

CareSync is MY Family's Health Record

Posted by Amy Gleason

Apr 25, 2013 2:39:00 PM

For me, CareSync is so much more than a job I go to each day. It's a project built with passion to help families like mine manage the moving parts that are inevitable when taking care of an ill relative.

Getting the Diagnosis

It is a morning that I will never forget. June 18th at 8am. It came after a very long week of waiting. What originally seemed like a pesky rash had obviously become much more. Even though the doctors thought it was psoriasis, deep in my gut I knew that it was much, much more. As we waited for the biopsy results for a long 7 days, I went back and forth between convincing myself that it would be psoriasis and freaking out that it might be something much worse. When we arrived in the exam room, we were told that the biopsy results weren’t back yet. The nurse assured me that the doctor had noted that she was almost sure it was psoriasis. As we are driving away, I got a phone call to come back immediately. I knew at this moment that the news would not be good.

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Topics: rare diseases, family health

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