Join for free and connect with our local tech scene

Stay on top of the latest companies and upcoming events with our weekly newsletter, and be counted among the people building the future of your local tech community.

Charlotte, NC /

Crowdsourced Tracking of the Flu and other Illnesses with Dr. Bill Satterwhite

Skookum 201 S. Tryon 15th Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202 (map)

Anyone hear that the flu has been going around recently? Imagine knowing when the very first case hit your area…and not just your city, but specifically where you spend your time.

Seeing an opportunity to leverage technology to improve the health of children, families and communities, two doctors from Winston-Salem, NC launched the Sneez app in 2016. Sneez is a real-time, crowd-sourced illness tracking mobile app that gathers data from parents and anonymously shares it with other users at their child’s school and extracurricular activity locations, where most illnesses are spread. Join Dr. Bill Satterwhite, co-founder of Sneez, to hear how the app empowers parents, caregivers and schools to take action in making healthcare and operational decisions to reduce the number of missed school days and work days. Bill will also share learnings from their first year in the market and reflect on new opportunities to expand the platform to address other healthcare needs of the broader community.

About Bill:

Dr. Bill Satterwhite is Chief Wellness Officer at Wake Forest Baptist Health, responsible for creating and administering a system of preventative care and overall health improvement for 13,000 employees. Prior to this role, Bill gained 15 years of clinical experience as the founder of Novant Health Twin City Pediatrics. Bill holds a B.A. from Davidson College, a J.D from UNC Chapel Hill, and an M.D. from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has four adult children and one grandchild, and lives in Winston-Salem with his wife, Katie.


Sign in to comment.