Why are we building Communikind?
Children are vulnerable and completely dependent on us to help them reach their maximum potential. They require an elevated level of care with cross disciplinary coordination and communication to take into account all the different individuals a child will interact with over the years - nannies, grandparents, educators, physicians, and health specialists, to name a few.
Children with special health care needs, who make up over 20% of the pediatric population, are particularly underserved by the system’s current architecture that leaves their parents feeling disorganized, powerless and uninformed on the best actions they can take for their child. For parents who want to be more empowered in their roles as primary caregivers, there are currently no one-stop platforms or applications that allow them to properly navigate the lifetime of challenges they have yet to overcome.
Creating and building a comprehensive and personalized health history at an early stage is crucial and continues to play a vital role for a lifetime of care management. Even for children who are born healthy, a well-maintained history is extremely valuable if and when issues arise in the future.
More data and context around a child’s health that is provided and maintained by parents will also allow health professionals to make more informed decisions for patients. It will also reduce time and frustration spent navigating around information silos to obtain the same information that parents will readily have on hand and want to share with anyone taking care of their child.
Unfortunately, information about a child’s health and wellbeing continues to exist in multiple silos – obvious ones include the separation of medical, vision, dental and educational data while non-obvious ones, such as changing geography, private providers or service programs, only worsen the problem. Modern parents need and want autonomy over their child’s health and wellbeing, which starts with securely owning, understanding and managing all information that relates to their child’s development.