At Ginger.io, we believe that our product is only as strong as our people. From the team members who work tirelessly to build something that fills a need to the clinicians who use our dashboard to the individuals on our app, our technology is about enabling people to provide and receive better care.
As we’ve grown, it’s been really important to listen to all of our people to find out what motivates them and how we can make them successful. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the C3N Network, with whom we’ve been working for over a year, have been essential partners in this process. We recently launched a big project with them to study Inflammatory Bowel Disease in adolescents. As part of that launch, we featured those who were contributing to science by using the Ginger.io app. Today, we also wanted to highlight some of the other people who have helped make Ginger.io (and our work in IBD) what it is today.
Dr. Shehzad Saeed of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has been treating patients with IBD for the past 15 years.
His challenges: Over those years, he’s seen his patients struggle with self-management skills and the transition to adult care. He himself has faced challenges around access to real time patient data that would allow him to provide effective care to engaged patients.
Why Ginger.io: Given these concerns, he’s excited about how Ginger.io can provide a snapshot of how each patient is doing so that visits can be much more effective.
What we’ve learned from Dr. Saeed: He’s given us great feedback around how to drive more effective pre-visit planning and empower patients.
We’ve been working with Cathy Reeder-McIntosh, MPH, BSN, RN, CDE, through our partnership with Novant Health for over six months.
Her Challenges: While her work focuses primarily on at-risk people living with diabetes, she faces similar issues to the C3N team. One of the biggest challenges she faces is figuring out which patients need to be reached out to each day.
Why Ginger.io: As a nurse, Ginger.io has the potential to increase her impact by letting her talk to the right patients each day. Additionally, in her personal life, she uses Ginger.io to help her manage her own diabetes. She likes that it gives her a chance to stop and think about how she’s doing every day.
What we’ve learned from Cathy: Cathy has been a very important partner in helping us think through how to design tools that are easy to use and empower the clinician. We’ve even named our latest dashboard prototype after her!
Jimmy Do, co-founder of the mobile health startup Pipette, joined Ginger.io about a year ago. He works primarily on our mobile apps.
His Challenges: Jimmy is constantly thinking about how to build products that provide greater context and intelligence to doctors and nurses to enable them to better help patients. He relies on the data gathered from participants in our studies to make the tools he builds more accurate and useful. He also uses that data to decide what not to build, which is always a challenge for a company with a lot of ideas.
Why Ginger.io: Jimmy joined Ginger.io because he was excited about the idea of working on a product that could dramatically improve health care. His ultimate vision is of a company that replaces the paperwork and manual processes of helping patients recover and stay healthy.
What we’ve learned from Jimmy: Jimmy thinks empathy needs to be a part of everything we do. He keeps us honest about putting people first as we work together to build Ginger.io.
Are you excited by what Dr. Saaed, Cathy and Jimmy are doing? We need your help and we want to learn from you!
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