An End-of-Year Message from Get Well’s Founder & CEO

As 2023 comes to an end I find myself on an Amtrak train from Washington, DC to New York City, blessed with a few moments to reflect on this past year. Our industry continues to twist and turn, urging Get Well to be nimble and forward thinking as our client partners bounce to the dynamic nature of the business of healthcare. In parallel, we remain focused on today’s healthcare consumer and in tune with what patients need to take control of their healthcare journey. 

Boiling it all down, this year brought a new era for Get Well and a new era for consumers. In the age of digital technology and with the emergence of AI, consumers expect more and have more choice than ever before. They are choosing healthcare organizations that connect with them well beyond the point of care. As a team, we are reenergized by this; an opportunity to redefine the relationship between healthcare organizations and their patients and members. 

This year, with the launch of Get Well 360, we have put a stake in the ground to revolutionize the healthcare consumer digital experience. Get Well 360 enables healthcare organizations to engage communities through a highly integrated, consumer-centered approach that builds lifelong loyalty, deepens patient relationships, improves clinical quality, and grows market share. Our platform seamlessly blends technology and personal interaction to touch every part of the healthcare consumer journey – in the community, at the point of care, and beyond. 

As part of the Get Well 360 platform launch, we also introduced several projects of purpose that I am extremely proud of. This year we invested heavily in Health Equity, specifically in SDOH, Maternal Health and Youth Mental Health. We know that 80% of health outcomes are driven by non-clinical factors, and our tools can help screen, intervene and provide resources for communities in need. Driven again by personal experience, I feel a deep calling to help address the country’s growing mental health crisis. Working alongside a group of Health Innovator Fellows from the Aspen Institute, I am honored to help lead the charge to serve our youth. As part of the Get Well mission, our team also runs a 501(c)(3), and I’m proud to share that Get Involved Now provided grants to 52 hospitals, helping Veterans, pediatric patients and others feel more comfortable in their life-defining healthcare moments. 

For the Get Well team, 2023 was a year full of transition and triumph. Watching our team and our partnerships continue to grow is a signal that we are moving in the right direction to better serve communities nationwide. And the industry awarded us with several accolades that prove just that: Black Book ranked us #1 Interactive Patient System and AVIA Marketplace recognized us as a Top Patient Education Company. In addition, our very own Chelsea King Arthur, Get Well’s Vice President of Ambulatory Products and Analytics, received a Rock Health Top 50 in Digital Health Award. We’re also proud of the growth we’ve seen within our partnerships including Adventist, Palomar and UMass Memorial Health, including several smart hospital projects. Lastly, we’ve announced our entry into the health plan market to deliver a high-tech, high-touch approach that scales member outreach efforts and fosters better health outcomes.

But it wasn’t easy. I don’t think we know easy in healthcare. I’ve asked our team to dig deep, and work smarter than they ever have before. In the year ahead, we will double down on our efforts to introduce new opportunities that allow for even deeper patient engagement. We are thinking bigger and bolder, and will continue to invest in projects that address the various challenges healthcare organization systems face. We aren’t just thinking about the next year, but the next 20+ years and how we can 10X our impact for the communities you serve. As a whole, the market is flooded with point solutions and EHRs that the industry hoped could do it all. But they cannot. At Get Well, we will be the North Star for our clients in their patient engagement efforts among all of the noise, and lead the charge for digital change to connect patients with care wherever they are. 

Lastly, I want to express sincere gratitude to our partners who have been with us since the beginning, and to our newest clients who have taken the leap and committed to a long term investment with us. We are deeply honored that you have trusted us with providing technology to serve you and your patients, and we are poised and ready for the new year. 


Michael O’Neil

Founder & CEO