From Hacking an Ostomy Sensor to Commercializing a Platform

With Michael Seres, Founder & CEO of 11 Health

Michael Seres, the Founder/ CEO of 11 Health and Technologies Limited, was diagnosed with the incurable bowel condition, Crohn’s Disease at the age of 12. After over 20 operations and an intestinal failure, Michael became the 11th person to undergo a small bowel transplant at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, UK, which included becoming a stoma patient. Additionally, Michael is also a 2-time Cancer patient. In 2013, Michael founded the health tech start up 11 health and has developed sensor technology for ostomy patients.

Michael started blogging about his journey through Bowel Transplant and his blog now has over 100,000 followers. He uses social media to develop global online peer to peer communities: covering over 20,000 patients. He is now the patient lead for the main UK health twitter chat #NHSSM, a member of the NHS England Digital Services user council, a published author and a professional speaker. He is the inaugural e-patient in residence and an executive board member at Stanford Medicine X. Michael helped implement the first skype clinics in Oxford Hospital and is an ambassador to the Doctors 2.0 conference.