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Sabine Elsässer
Sabine Elsässer is founder and chief editor of the StartupValleyNews Magazine. She started her career at several international direct sale companys. Since 2007 she works main time as a journalist. While that time she learned more about the Startup Scene, what made her start her own Startup Magazine the StartupValleyNews.

Gyrus is a secure, mobile, social app that can be anonymity enabled, to send messages and videos

Please introduce yourself and your startup Gyrus to our readers!

My name is Adam Hussain and I’m the Founder/CEO of Gyrus Enterprise – Innovation4health. Over my career as an entrepreneur in health tech, I’ve learned that innovative health technology not only takes time to create, but requires a certain kind of experience and tenacity to implement. 

Gyrus is something completely different, it takes experience and turns it into real-time metrics. Which is no easy feat. To truly understand patient experience, you need to securely engage a large audience of staff and patients. That’s a lot of data that Trust leads need to access simply and cost-effectively, in order to create and deliver outcome-based models of care. Unfortunately, it’s just not something most hospitals can do. 

Gyrus fills this gap in the healthcare sector by providing a secure, mobile, cost-effective system that harnesses patient and staff experience, then turns all that data into easy to read metrics, all in one easy Cloud-based system. 

How did you get the idea of Gyrus?

The idea for Gyrus was borne out of my prolonged stay in hospital after a traumatic brain injury. I saw first hand the lack of communication between on-the-ground staff and management leads and between different departments, adding to the frustrations of already over-stressed staff and their patients. For example, my own frustrations materialized when post-surgery, we had to wait 11 hours before the consultant was able to authorize me to eat. 

Because of my previous health-tech experience and key relationships with NHS contacts, this meant that for the first time, I was able to see both sides of the story and how the staff communication gap really affects patients. 

Why did you decide to start with Gyrus?

Health belongs to everyone. So I thought it would be a great challenge to create a piece of technology, that could circumnavigate the NHS’s previous challenges around IT Security and IG validation, to enable patients, staff and the entire trust workforce to have an instant communication channel to report ideas (tracked) and to close the loop by providing something productive back. 

The result is a cloud-based platform that freely communicate and share ideas to improve together, rather than command control top down. A way to change the culture of complaining to sharing best practice before the incident occurs. Particularly as the domino effect of blame has a ripple effect on mortality rates.

By following this link, you can see our case study video ‘test concept’ at Guys’ and St Thomas’

What is the vision behind Gyrus?

To improve the lives of millions of patients, staff, and the wider social community by engaging all their voices to deliver the care we all want, based on our individual needs.

How difficult was the start and which challenges you had to overcome?

There were many challenges. Finding the right market fit for new tech like this (in healthcare) I knew was going to be a huge challenge. 

Because Gyrus is a cloud-based platform, human-centered technology, and a business, each element requires different expertise. It has been a challenge to build the needed team members, made up various tech, health-tech and healthcare experts. Next we had to create the product we envisioned. Then there’s implementation. 

When looking to implement a private platform like Gyrus into a hospital, there are upwards of ten stages you have to go through before a hospital can even consider your application. And then, of course, there’s the education aspect. There’s no other product quite like Gyrus, so inevitably there are a lot of questions.

Who is your target audience?

Hospital departments, GP’s, care homes, NHS England and NHSi, AHSN, NHS employers.

What is the USP of your startup?

It really depends what you’re asking here, a startup encompasses many aspects. Our product, Gyrus, is a secure, mobile, social app that can be anonymity enabled, to send messages and videos. 

Whereas our proprietary, AI-driven algorithm is unique in how it creates easy to understand data visualization and closes the loop for contributors to hear back how their suggestions are being utilizied. 

Our team is made of some of the best Heath and Tech minds in the country, so we not only have first-person experience of user concerns but also how best to meet their particular and nuanced needs. 

Can you describe your typical workday?

Every day is different as it is driven by the projects the team is working on. I usually start very early each morning on administrative tasks, emails and catching up with the team. At the moment my days are very busy with visiting potential innovation partners to enrich our innovation platform further or I’m in meetings with investors, inspiring them with our mission. 

Where do you see yourself and your startup Gyrus in five years?

Ideally, I’d like to see Gyrus in every Trust, GP’s office, and care home in the UK. And I like to grow the product further. Just as Gyrus is designed to improve engagement inside teams through feedback and open communication, we want to hear what users think of our platform and what ways they suggest we can improve.   

What 3 tips would you give to founders?

Be creative 

Embrace hardship 

All or nothing mindset 

More information you will find here

Thank you for Adam Hussain the Interview

Statements of the author and the interviewee do not necessarily represent the editors and the publisher opinion again.

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