At Knowurture we believe and strive to create a better world where suffering caused by ill health is reduced by access to information and Knowledge of the expert. Every time we see someone suffering from a health crisis we have felt helpless. When it is due to lack of knowledge and uncertainty about the cure or prevention, we have hung our heads in shame. We are given to understand that the ways of the world cannot make tangible things like medicine or treatment affordable to entire humanity... but the lack of knowledge?
My Guiding Principle
"Never be a Spectator of Unfairness or Stupidity. The Grave will Supply Plenty of Time for Silence."
-Christopher Hitchens (1949 - 2011)
To empower patients and physicians make the best medical decisions when faced with uncertainties associated with chronic ailments, rare diseases, complex and complicated conditions.
Offering hope instead of despair. At Knowurture we believe and strive to create a better world where suffering caused by ill health is reduced by access to information and Knowledge of experts in context.
Empowerment interventions aim to equip patients (and their informal caregivers whenever appropriate) with the capacity to participate in decisions related to their condition to the extent that they wish to do so; to become "co-managers" of their condition in partnership with health professionals; and develop self-confidence, self-esteem and coping skills to manage the physical, emotional and social impacts of illness in everyday life.
We work with you and your physician to provide personalized diagnosis and treatment plan, when you face chronic ailment, rare disease or any other complex, complicated medical condition. Our proprietary methodology combines the art and science of medicine to prevent, cure, care and manage ailments over one's lifetime.
I am Knowurture's logo. I represent Knowurture's purpose of continuous happy surprises through sagacity.
Through Yin Yang I ensure a constant, harmonized and dynamic balance of all things whereby the whole is greater than the sum of the assembled parts. While Yin represents you and the data, symptoms and preferences that you bring Yang represents the medical fraternity's contributions, bringing in the art and science of medicine, both working in tandem in a shared decision-making environment for the best outcomes. The human figure in me depicts Knowurture values of sense of urgency, innovativeness, Integrity, empowerment, compassion and care and dignity.
My blue colour represents the trust, honesty and loyalty of everyone associated with Knowurture. Sincere, reliable and responsible - blue represents the inner security and confidence of Knowurture. Grey conforms the dependable and practical expertise at Knowurture. It is a colour of maturity and responsibility. White represents the new beginnings with purity and perfection. White offers a sense of peace and calm, comfort and hope in everything that happens at Knowurture. I am each stakeholder's promise towards the organization vision and values. And thus I represent the completeness and wholeness of Knowurture.
Serendipity means "fortuitous happenstance" or "pleasant surprise". For serendipity to shape up, most important is the need to be "sagacious" enough to link together apparently innocuous facts in order to come to a valuable conclusion.
At Knowurture we build a culture of shaping serendipity not by processing information but rather by tapping the tacit and often highly subjective insights, intuitions, and hunches of experts and making those insights available. At Knowurture we develop intimate and seamless relationships with our customers, intermediaries, beneficiaries, vendors, employees, partners and other stakeholders to be prepared in many other ways to harness serendipity and make discoveries.
I am Afiya, I represent good health. I am a patient advocate. The desire to help patients and their families are most important for me. My natural sense of caring for people and empathy for what patients experience throughout their health challenges and wanting to help and be of service is the driving force that propels me to delve into each case. I am willing to go the extra mile on behalf of a patient's best interests. I communicate with a wide spectrum of people, from the patients and their families to doctors, nurses and other providers. I liaison, between the patient and those responsible for the patient's care. I present the concerns of the patient to others in such a way that causes others to work in favour of the patient, fearlessly asking questions to get information. Uncertainty and problems are what patients need help with. I am not afraid to tackle these challenges, Part of problem-solving involves having research skills, I dig up information that can help patients resolve their uncertainty
When you face a complex web of issues related to your health care that require learning unfamiliar information and making decisions that weigh heavily on you and affects your lives for a long time, I am your partner. I am equipped with a variety of skills to provide resources and comfort to you. I am organised and on top of your details, helping you keep records and notating follow-up calls with you and your caretaker. I ensure that every case is well coordinated. I hear your concerns and stay persistently positive.
As my name suggests, I am quick and active-minded. I make physicians' lives easier, ensuring that patients follow your orders. You may be thinking the last thing you need is another backseat driver getting between you and your patient's care. You may be worried that I will second guess every diagnosis and treatment plan. Be assured: that is not my purpose or intent.
I save physicians time; Every physician has complex patients who require close monitoring, need more emotional support, or demand more time. I help fill this role.
I save physicians money; the reality of healthcare today is time is money. The more patients a physician's practice can see every hour, the greater the profit margin. Many doctors would likely rather spend five minutes updating a knowledgeable professional rather than spend 20 minutes with an overwhelmed patient, knowing the advocate will educate his client later. By the same token, I can bring physicians up to speed on a Patient's status in the fraction of the time a patient could.
I spare physicians' frustration and worry; every physician's practice has at least a few patients with complex conditions and declining cognitive abilities. Not only do they require significant blocks of time, but they also cause concern on the part their doctors due to their limited comprehension and high risk of noncompliance. I prepare a list of questions for the doctor, making the best use of the physician's time. I understand "medical jargon" that helps both parties understand one another. I follow up with the patient: teaching, monitoring compliance, watching for side effects of new medications. In short, I act as a safety net for difficult, fragile patients that extends beyond the office setting.
I help prevent medical errors; Medical errors continue to plague the healthcare industry. Often they're due to miscommunication gaps across the healthcare continuum - gaps I can help bridge.