What is the goal of using IKONA?
Our goal is to make learning about your health accessible, effective, and fun.
First let's talk quickly about why healthcare makes learning harder than most other topics. When it comes to your health, usually we only look for information when something unexpected happens. Sometimes we think something is wrong and go looking for answers on our own, and sometimes it's only after we have been given news from our doctor or another health professional. In most cases, we are searching for answers and feeling lost, confused, and stressed.
There is another reason why healthcare makes it difficult to learn: the information is usually completely new to us. Most of us are not health professionals, and no matter how much formal education we have the information we are looking for is in a language we are unfamiliar with. New words, complex definitions and strings of sentences we cannot even begin to figure out make it harder to find straightforward answers to our questions, no matter how simple they may seem.
Rather than focusing on finishing a single course as an end in itself, we believe in taking a more personalized approach that relates to learners' own goals. Because learners often have individual goals in mind when navigating their health, what counts as success for one learner might look pretty different from the finish line for another. That's why it's so hard to decide how any one decision we make fits into our overall health goals, especially when it comes to things like nutrition, social gatherings or treatment options. The information you need to choose from a dinner menu at your favorite restaurant is really different from the information you need to decide which type of dialysis or transplant might be the best fit for your life.
We help you set goals, stay focused, and learn what matters. We take the stress away from trying to find relevant information and deliver exactly what you need in a way that is designed to help you learn more and feel more confident. Our platform is designed to help people at all stages and experience levels take control of their health and feel empowered through better learning.
It all starts with your goals. We can help you get there.