May 21, 2022 at 10:55 pm #2652Kevin WadeMember
I want my patients to get better care at home. I want their families to be involved when they are able. I want care providers to have autonomy and control over their workload.
And I don’t think that government agencies or today’s home care companies can achieve this. This is a market failure that needs disruption and innovation.May 22, 2022 at 11:32 am #2654Eric McInnisMember
It’s great that that you are in the healthcare industry and are able to assess how it functions, both up and down. Is there anything in particular that made you feel like you are the one that can make this breakthrough?May 24, 2022 at 4:13 pm #2666Erin MelnychukModerator
Kevin, if you didn’t see my reply to your intro, go check it out. There’s lots of examples of similar types of disruptions. There’s lots of examples of similar examples you can borrow from to design your concept local to your area.
~Erin.May 25, 2022 at 12:31 pm #2674Kevin WadeMember
Hi Eric, thanks for your question. I think other groups are feeling around the edges of this issue, but are less able to see the whole picture because they work outside of healthcare. I think I bring a unique set of skills and experiences to the area, with a prior background in tech (undergrad in computer science and worked as a programmer in Vancouver, then leadership skills developed in the infantry and field ambulance, and then a task-focused medical mindset cultivated in medical school and practice. This has served me well so far, and I think will transfer well to business. My challenge is to make the jump to a risk-taking/disruption (ie tech entrepreneurship) from a risk-averse(ie medical, military) mindset.
I would say the primary insight I want to bring to the table is the value of autonomy both for patients and care providers. Starting from the principle of autonomy, it becomes apparent that patients should have greater control over where they receive care and who they receive it from, while care providers should have greater control over their workloads, schedules, and the patients they see. This is the value of an app platform – it is a marketplace to match buyers (patients) and sellers(care providers) at a price they agree on. In this way, it works something like Airbnb or Uber by matching these two groups.May 26, 2022 at 9:04 am #2679Erin MelnychukModerator
Kevin, the tech entrepreneurship uses design thinking to create innovative solutions which resonate with their audiences. Part of design thinking is to work with your users/beneficiaries to co-create solutions. In the tech world, this is referred to as User Experience Design (UX). Consider how you might be able to engage both patients/families and care providers in designing something which meets everyone’s needs. Sometimes people thinks this means having a user base test a protype. It includes that, absolutely. But we sometimes forget to engage our beneficiaries right from the start. Start talking to people now as you begin to imagine how this could work.
~Erin.May 31, 2022 at 10:45 am #2706Christine van ZandergenMember
I truly wish there were more physicians like you in this world. God bless you.
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