A $600 billion problem
Why do we do what we do.
Our Mission of inclusion is to make healthcare information understandable to everyone regardless of their language, vision or ability to read. And to empower patients and their caregivers to understand and better manage their conditions.
In the United States today, 130 million people struggle to understand basic written instructions and 1 in 5 of us go home to a family that speaks a language other than English.
We know that when you take care of one patient you are taking care of the whole world because we are extensions of each other emotionally and economically. We will make the best product for everyone including the percentage of the population that is normally ignored and left behind.
81% of patients age 60 and older at a public hospital could not read or understand basic material. – Williams
Chronic Disease Patients
People with limited health literacy skills are more likely to have chronic conditions and are less able to manage them effectively. – Institute of Medicine
1 in 5 patients go home to a family that speaks a language other than English. – US Census Bureau
Honor, Duty, Loyalty, Courage, Benevolence, Respect, Righteousness, Self-control, and Inclusiveness.
Chief Executive Officer
Susan Perry brings over 25 years of experience in product development, disruptive technology, manufacturing, branding and distribution, as the former President of International Business Equipment. During her 20 year tenure, Susan worked extensively in the West Indies, with Banks and Credit Unions, manufacturing hardware and other specialty goods in the Mid-West and China.
Chief Growth Officer
Jessica Shin leverages over 20 years in technology integration, policy, risk management and marketing to focus on growing the user base and establishing strategic partnerships. She has extensive leadership, business development, and strategy expertise in IT, emergency management, nuclear energy, and event industries. Her interest in environmental programs led her overseas where she worked on integrating emerging technologies to streamline smart city operations in China and South Korea.
Chief Technical Officer
An IT graduate of University of Pune, Padmanabh has worked for, and founded, several companies, which have built enterprise level platforms. As both a senior level engineer and IT manager, he has experience in developing and managing everything from small offshore software projects, to building financial applications for Wells Fargo. In his spare time, he enjoys endurance cycling and considers himself to be an ‘avid fitness freak’.
David Lee Scher, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Scher’s brings his experiences as cardiac electrophysiologist, clinical investigator, international speaker, IRB Chair, Medicare Advisory Committee member, award-winning digital health technology blogger and consultant to SpeechMED. He is a patient advocate and is active in social media which he utilizes to learn and teach in the areas of healthcare and patient advocacy. He is a recognized digital health thought leader and a pioneer/expert in remote patient monitoring.
Arthur Jey, MD
Born in the UK but received his medical training in the United States. Dr. Jey is currently an Emergency Medicine physician in Sacramento. After he attended Medical School at Boston University, he received his specialty training at the University of Rochester. Although his primary focus is medical education and mentorship Dr. Jey continues multiple research projects. With a basis in rational drug design and graduate work on the limbic system Dr. Jey now focuses his research on clinical research. A former Surgical Resident turned Emergency Medicine Dr. Jey is developing an Emergency Medicine Residency program in Sacramento. It is his students, family, friends, and mentors/mentees that inspire him.
I stand on the shoulders of giants – Sir Isaac Newton
Nathan is currently studying as a Computer Science major, fueled by his ardent passion for technology. Holding certifications in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, he expertly applies his knowledge as the producer for the Literacy-RX podcast at SpeechMED and also specializes in UX/UI. Beyond software, his understanding of hardware is showcased in his hobby of building computers. Additionally, he stands out as a successful esports player.