Female-Founded Health Tech Startup Addressing SDOH
Spatially Health has teamed up with ACO Health Partners in Florida
By: Catie Hillard
February 22, 2023 – Spatially Health is a female-founded health tech startup that uses analytics and location intelligence to identify social determinants of health (SDOH). The cloud-based startup just announced that they will integrate their platform with ACO Health Partners, a shared savings accountable care organization based in Jacksonville, Florida.
Spatially Health’s platform uses data to provide targeted intervention recommendations. These recommendations address barriers to care and also rank patients by need so that the most pressing situations get addressed first.
“We’re spending a ton of money, but we’re not getting the outcomes that we want, which means that we’re putting our resources in the wrong places,” said Spatially co-founder and CEO Hillit Meidar-Alfi.
The Spatially Health tech platform will be integrated with ACO Health Partners workflow. It will identify social determinants of health barriers for each ACO Health Partners patient. The tech platform is dynamic and will learn and evolve with each set of added data.
“Spatially’s analytics allows us to understand some of the underlying social determinant issues impacting our patients that we can now proactively address as part of our engagement. With engagement comes better outcomes and lower costs,” said Marsha Boggess, CEO of ACO Health Partners. “Spatially has also helped the organization develop a health equity plan that is actionable.”
This partnership comes on the heels of new compliance requirements on health equity as part of the ACO REACH Model. Spatially Health launched a 90-day Equity Equalizer Pilot that gave providers 90 days of access to their essential data intelligence. The pilot was designed to allow organizations to test the platform’s capabilities and determine whether it would help them meet CMS’s new health equity requirements.
This is a good example of how technology is helping to improve overall health outcomes.
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