health equity

By  Mallory Hackett 02:16 pm March 11, 2021
Today the employer-based family-benefits platform Cleo announced a slew of new product features aimed at helping working Black and BIPOC-identifying families navigate today’s healthcare system. Discrimination based on race is nothing new in healthcare, but the pandemic laid bare just how much race impacts a person’s health outcomes. In fact, Black and African American individuals are 1.1 times...
A family consulting with their doctor virtually
By  Ian Chiang and Poorwa Godbole 11:03 am November 6, 2020
About the Authors: Ian Chiang is a principal at Flare Capital Partners, a healthcare technology and services-focused VC firm. Prior to joining Flare, he was the SVP of product and innovation and a founding member of Cigna’s CareAllies. Previously, he was a digital health entrepreneur and a former management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Poorwa Godbole is an MBA candidate at the Wharton...
By  Laura Lovett 03:23 pm September 22, 2020
The health systems of tomorrow could look a lot more inclusive, according to a group of panelists at Rock Health’s annual summit. In particular, panelists focused on how the health tech space could be revamped for more diverse populations with diverse needs.  “When I think about the healthcare system of tomorrow I’m very much focused on the lessons we can learn from this year of dual crisis....
By  Dave Muoio 12:12 pm May 27, 2020
As COVID-19's opening salvo on the healthcare system gradually gives way to long-term mitigation efforts, much of the public health focus is shifting away from the four walls of the hospital. Now, community-support services have found themselves shouldering a heavy burden of social isolation and nonessential business closures that, without proper support, could lead to new social determinant of...
By  Laura Lovett 04:27 pm April 22, 2020
While coronavirus has swept across the entirety of the United States, several vulnerable groups are being hit the hardest.  Communities of color, the elderly, and the incarcerated population are facing some of the greatest challenges in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.  Last week a group of panelists discussed the impact of COVID-19 on these communities during HIMSS 20 Digital’s webinar “The...