By: Malea Schulte
With incense burning, pink tika, biriyani, and the Stanford fight song playing in the background, Digital MEdIC officially launched its collaboration with Noora Health at their headquarters in Bangalore on May 18th, 2018.
Noora Health and Digital MEdIC share the same Stanford University origin. Co-founders Edith Elliott, Shahed Alam, Katy Ashe and Jessie Liu initially began their work in India through a multidisciplinary design course at Stanford’s d.school: Design for Extreme Affordability. The project’s success grew into what is now, as Fast Company called it, one of “the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world and one of India’s top 5 most innovative healthcare startups.”
Noora Health turns hospital hallways and waiting rooms into classrooms. Through their widely successful Care Companion Program, which has trained over 180,000 patients and family members throughout India, they are seeing significant reductions in hospital readmissions and preventable patient complications.
We are thrilled to collaborate with Noora Health in an advisory capacity to support existing and new ventures. As an academic medical center, we look forward to leveraging both cutting edge medical knowledge and our team of instructional design experts to achieve our common goal: empowering at-risk families with the knowledge and tools they need to improve outcomes and save lives.
Over the next week we will share a series of patient story vignettes from the week we spent in the field with the Noora Health team. We hope they inspire you as they inspired us during our visit. Stay tuned!