SonarMD stands together with our partners – patients, gastroenterologists and payers – in speaking out against systemic racism and injustices and in support of diversity, equality and unity.
We also understand that a statement is not nearly enough. It is also not nearly enough to just be aware of the problem. It is incumbent on organizations like ours, and the individuals within them, to drive actionable change.
How do we ensure that our approach and our technology help to stop systemic inequalities in healthcare? How do we help provide access to care for those who are struggling? How can we examine our hiring practices to eliminate bias and improve our own racial diversity? These questions are just a start – we don’t have the answers right now. We will continue working to find them.
We must engage in honest, potentially uncomfortable conversations. We must create an environment where it’s ok for our colleagues to take real actions to support this cause. We are proud that our small, socially-minded team is contributing in these ways – but that pride can only remain valid if we permanently commit to helping people, keeping it in the forefront of our minds.
We need to remember this point in history. Its memory will drive us to further educate ourselves, take real actions, and make lasting changes. We will keep what is happening and the lessons we are learning present in our minds moving forward as we strive to do better.