What You Should Know:
– Healthify’s social determinants of health (SDoH) infrastructure will be integrated into Altruista’s GuidingCare® platform to support health plans in addressing the social needs of members.
– SDoH such as poverty, housing instability, and food insecurity can significantly impact health outcomes, so it is imperative that they are not overlooked.
Healthify, a company that works with managed care organizations to integrate social determinants of health (SDoH) into the healthcare ecosystem, today announced that its technology will be included in Altruista Health’s care management platform, GuidingCare®, to help health plans seamlessly and efficiently address SDoH.
Effectively Addressing SDoH Impacting Health Outcomes
Healthify creates an infrastructure that drives collaboration among community-based organizations, healthcare payors, providers, and policymakers to address social disparities with aligned incentives and accountability. Altruista will integrate Healthify into its GuidingCare platform to help health plans more effectively address SDoH – nonclinical factors such as poverty, housing instability, and food insecurity that impact health outcomes.
Altruista and Healthify will implement an immersive integration using Healthify’s application programming interfaces (APIs) which will make it easy for health plans to identify social needs among their members, identify the right social service providers to address those needs, coordinate referrals among clinical providers and community resources, and track outcomes. The integration is scheduled to launch in December 2020 with GuidingCare Version 8.14.
“Health plans rely on care management platforms to coordinate healthcare services for members. This is especially important for people who either have or are at risk for developing complex medical conditions. However, previous care management technologies have primarily focused on clinical care,” said Manik Bhat, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthify. “SDoH significantly impact health outcomes as well, and it’s imperative that they are not overlooked as part of whole-person care. We are proud to collaborate with Altruista to incorporate SDoH into care management strategies to improve member outcomes by simultaneously addressing both clinical and social needs.”