Dr. Samuel Ogunbiyi
Hi, I'm Dr. Samuel Ogunbiyi, (MB;BS, FRCSC), Staff Surgeon, Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston. The idea for Jesh Health came to me while I was on holiday. It was born out of a dissatisfaction with what pertained in my own clinical practice. I had come to the realization of the growing need for more accurate, concise patient-centred information in my own clinical practice in South Simcoe, Canada. Office consultations and On-call ward rounds were full of questions about forthcoming surgical procedures, and what was apparent was that patients were obviously spending a considerable amount of time looking through the internet in the run up to their office appointment with me. A few months earlier, I had spent a week looking through the internet, especially at YouTube videos, to figure out where their source of information was. I realised that there was a whole big industry out there on the internet, providing my patients with information, that was to a large extent, not accurate, but very appealing.
Most of the information providers were not medical doctors, and some of the videos were frankly shocking as the providers came up with interesting arguments to sell their products at the end of the video. It was amidst this that the idea for Jesh Health came to me. I decided that I needed to provide more education to my patients on what their forthcoming surgery entailed. I also felt that that would ensure that the information they got was useful, accurate and tailored to their needs.
With this in mind, I spoke to my brother, Tobi, (a Software Engineer, with an extensive background in Web Technologies and start-up companies) and my brother-in-law, Makinde, (who was in IT, with extensive marketing experience). From our conversations emerged a framework and shape of what would later form Jesh Health. We spent considerable time looking at similar patient information companies in other parts of the world, and concluded we required a start-up that was Canadian and tailored to patients receiving healthcare in Canada!
We hope that you find the healthcare products offered by Jesh Health informative, concise and useful to both practicing clinicians and patients. We also welcome feedback from clinicians and patients alike, as our desire is to meet your needs when it comes to health information.
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