Why does Siilo exist?
We like to say that todays’ healthcare is extremely sophisticated, but it’s still struggling with a very old-fashioned, siloed structure: Silos separating doctors and patients; silos separating departments within the same organization; silos separating hospital care and primary care as well as patients and their own data, the list goes on and on.
We feel healthcare has become way too complex for a siloed system to exist. For instance, because patients are getting older and multi-morbid they receive treatments from multiple specialists from multiple organizations. But also because healthcare budgets are under pressure, and high volume, low complex care is increasingly moved out of the hospital and delivered closer to home. Healthcare professionals need to maximize clinical outcomes whilst reducing costs.
All these developments are underwriting the fact that silos are painfully obstructive. We see that doctors feel the need to establish the opposite: a culture of close collaboration within their teams as well as with the broader healthcare networks surrounding their patients.
That’s why Siilo coins the 21st century the era of ‘network medicine’ in which the patient (population) defines the team and surrounding network. Because the single most important thing in collaborative networks is communication and trust, we set out to develop reliable medtech tools that help medical team players communicate more efficiently amongst each other as well as with their patients and their families.