HLTH Foundation launches ‘TechEquity for Health’ coalition to help integrate health equity standards into healthcare technology and data practice.

– National Survey, Live Today, Will Benchmark Equity in Healthcare Industry –

New York, January 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — HLTH Foundation, HLTH, Inc. , a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, today announced the formation of the Techquity for Health Coalition, whose mission is to infuse health equity ideas into health care technology innovation and data practices. Industry. Additionally, the coalition simultaneously launched a comprehensive national survey of technology in healthcare, available hereWith a call for healthcare leaders to participate as respondents in this important and unique industry benchmark.

The coalition defines techequity as the strategic design, development, and deployment of technology to advance health equity, and incorporates the belief that technology will hinder progress in health equity if not implemented intentionally and inclusively. Can stop

“Technology and data analytics offer great promise to improve access and quality of care, but also add new layers of thought to health equity,” said Janna Guinon, executive director of the HLTH Foundation, which established the alliance with Ipsos Healthcare as a strategic research partner. “We urge healthcare leaders to participate in the technology survey. With the continued digitization of healthcare, action is needed now to prevent systemic inequities and outcomes disparities from exacerbating further,” she said.

The intent of the alliance is to develop consensus around metrics, best practices and standards, and to drive technological innovation in healthcare, as well as monitor industry progress.

The findings of the survey will be announced on vive 2023 in the event nashvilletaking place March 26 – 29, The alliance’s research is supported by Amazon Web Services, EmpiRx Health, Epistemix, Hopelab, NTT DATA, Outcomes4Me, ResMed, Tegria, and the VSP Vision Global Innovation Center.

Research efforts are directed by an advisory committee consisting of founding supporters and additional participants ricky wai choiMD, MPH, Stanford University School of Medicine; grace cordovano, PhD, BCPA, Enlightening Results, LLC; Burgess Harrison, MBA, National Minority Health Association; Tanisha D. HillMPH, Digital Health for Equitable Health Alliance; Pooja MittalDO, Health Net; Lorraine PetitMS, MBA, Jhankar; Why, MD, MPP, Aetna/CVS Health; And Andrea WernerMSW, Bellin Health and Gunderson Health Systems.

“Techquity engages us to think and act in a way where no one person is left behind,” said Andrea Werner, chief population health officer at Bellin Health and Gunderson Health System, a coalition partner. “Leveraging the collective knowledge, diverse perspectives and experiences of the TechEquity for Health coalition will help us move forward, rapidly leveling the playing field and optimizing technology for the people we serve. “

“Techquity is not an individual or consumer-level problem, but will require collaboration, transparency, inclusiveness and a commitment to organizational and systemic change,” said Alexis Anderson, Principal, Ipsos Healthcare. “Our research over the next year, in addition to fielding a second survey, will involve working with the coalition to gather case studies and expert opinion to establish guidelines for the technology practice health care,” Anderson said.

Survey link and alliance information

Take the National Technique for Health Survey Here, Learn more about the Techquity for Health Coalition and presentation of findings at ViVE 2023 Here,

About HLTH Foundation

The HLTH Foundation promotes equity, inclusion and opportunity in healthcare with a focus on patients, healthcare professionals and startup founders. Its activities include operating CSweetener, a mentorship program helping to close the gender leadership gap in healthcare, and the Techquity for Health coalition to integrate health equity ideas into healthcare technology innovation. The Foundation also hosts mission-driven content, affinity meetups and campaigns at annual HLTH and ViVE events through its Impact Programs. HLTH Foundation HLTH, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. more information: hlthfoundation.org

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