Our initiative was initially inspired by a Professor of Emergency Medicine who told us about a young girl in the Haiti earthquake of 2010 who had a Guillotine amputation of her leg. People just like her woke to find that procedures had been done and there were no records accompanying patients to indicate their diagnoses, operations or any future care plan. This unaccountability would not be tolerated were they not as vulnerable and had access to more resources.
We have heard countless stories like this and we felt the weight of the reality that each of these stories was a real person.
We knew that a sweeping solution was vital
In 2017, we started speaking to doctors, patients, community caregivers and basically anyone who would listen, explaining our vision. Our team is working together to design what we believe to be a thoroughly unique solution with tremendous potential to improve quality and availability of care, by approaching the problem with an empathy-centered perspective.