I’m the COO here at Osler Technology. I’ve had decades of experiences building businesses, developing software and helping clients achieve benefits through the use of that software. But until I got involved at Osler, I was a complete novice in the inner workings of our health care system (still am!). A recent event reminded me about why we are building Osler.
Earlier this week, one of our content editors (and a practicing nurse) witnessed a woman collapse on the steps to a supermarket across the road from our HQ in Noosa Heads, Queensland. She immediately swung into action and commenced CPR and basic life support activities and called Todd, our founder (and a practicing intensivist), who was up the road having a coffee. Between the two of them, they kept this woman alive until transported to Noosa Hospital. 48 hours later, with a new stent in place, she was sitting up in bed, calling Jo & Todd her guardian angels. Without the lucky coincidence of the timing and location, this woman probably would not have survived.
As our CEO remarked, “Truly amazing to be involved in a software company where our team members actually go on to the street and resuscitate people who have had a heart attack.”
We’re building tools to help clinicians acquire new clinical skills and improve their clinical performance, and to help providers be more efficient in developing and maintaining those skills among their workforce. We know that these everyday heroes get it right 99% of the time. But if Osler can help improve clinical governance, patient safety, and help those heroes get it right 99.1% of the time, then it will be a huge win for public health, patient safety, and of course, our amazing team.