Armen Arevian, MD, PhD
I’ve always loved to explore and understand the world around me while creating things to help improve it. Whether through my experiences as a psychiatrist, technology creator or academic researcher - it’s been my driving motivation.
Through this, I saw that so many people had great ideas and passion to help others through technology but faced significant barriers - expensive servers and programmers, complex security and compliance requirements, and expertise around technology and design. Only 0.1% of the U.S. population work as computer programmers. Yet 100% of us are experts in our own lives through our own lived experience.
This leaves 99.9% of people who are close to problems and who best understand the right solutions, facing barriers that keep them from making their ideas a reality.
I asked myself, “Why can’t everyone be able to create digital technologies?” - which led to the creation of the Chorus platform. Over the years, researchers, clinicians, community leaders, and health systems have used Chorus to create amazing things - with the features of the platform created within and for healthcare and communities.
It has become clear that democratizing technology, helping everyone to be a creator, and upending the existing dynamic of tech companies determining what gets to be created, will be transformative in health and the pathway to making a better and more equitable world.
Let’s build something great!