To transform how healthcare information is created, consumed, and utilized for medical education and patient care.
What we do:
Every day, Firefly helps busy doctors learn complex procedures better in a chaotic hospital environment, where educational goals have to compete for limited time and attention with a myriad of clinical and documentation responsibilities. We remove barriers in practice workflow, mentor access, and data access, in order to build tailored and optimized approaches to medical education. We use learning theory, data science, software engineering, and expert guidance to make the process of learning difficult material convenient and achievable.
Why the name "Firefly"?
Fireflies have fascinating behavior. When they gather in large numbers, their blinking patterns gradually become coordinated and synchronized. Their section of a forest starts to pulse with light, although no individuals are controlling or coordinating the event. This is an example of a phenomenon named emergence, where complex patterns naturally arise out of very simple components. We think this is a good metaphor for driving beneficial behavior in a hospital, by helping busy clinicians coordinate across their services and departments, in order to make the whole system more efficient and effective.