The breakthrough insight that launched TryCycle, was discovered at a restaurant near Yale University in 2012. Here, two candidates for a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership reflected on the latest news in the State of Connecticut: people were dying at an alarming rate from opioid abuse.
Despite best efforts of well-intentioned people and agencies who provide treatment, therapy, medicine, and care, each operate in their respective industrial silos, and each provide incremental, situational support.
That got us thinking about what could be done to address this problem and we agreed that we needed to “Try” something new and to break the “Cycle” of addiction.
Our research suggested that successful recoveries generally occur within a network of engaged relationships. By reimagining the role of technology and by subtly shifting the way clinicians interpret patient data, this network could be activated and coordinated to amplify therapeutic solutions, reduce the costs of care, and most of all, better support the individual needs of both the patient and their clinician.