Bio: I’m a biomedical engineer on the mission to improve quality of care for patients facing communication barriers. I’m a repeat founder and I’ve been a clinical researcher at MIT and at Mass General Brigham.
Org Info: AltComm is an AI-powered point-of-care communication platform to reduce medical errors associated with communication barriers. We are partnering with renowned US hospitals and healthcare networks and are backed by top organizations and accelerators. AltComm improves quality of care for patients facing communication barriers and boosts patient’s and provider’s experience.
What motivated you to pursue your current work?
I couldn’t believe the lack of proper tools to support efficient interactions with patients facing communication barriers, especially after realizing the huge impact that communication has on the quality of care of this patient population.
What distinct value does your work bring to the digital health field?
My work at AltComm aims to overcome communication barriers between patients and providers in order to improve safety and quality of care for this vulnerable patient population (intubated, language barriers, hearing impairments, speech disorders, etc.).
How does your work impact your target end-users or stakeholders?
At AltComm we support efficient point-of-care communication helping providers diagnose their patients effectively and identify potential complications before it’s too late. This improves patient and provider experience, patient health outcomes, and efficiency of care – hitting the quadruple aim.