What You Should Know:
– TruLite Health, a pioneer in health equity solutions, and Mayo Clinic, a global leader in medical care, today announced a groundbreaking collaboration to address disparities in medical outcomes and costs for diverse patient populations.
– This partnership marks a significant step forward in the fight against clinical bias, a pervasive issue that disproportionately impacts the health of Black, Latinx, and other minority communities.
Quantifying the Impact of Bias
Clinical bias has a staggering financial and human cost. A TruLite study revealed that individuals with one of seven chronic illnesses who are Black or Latinx incur approximately $5,300 more in annual healthcare expenses compared to their White counterparts. Truity™ aims to tackle this disparity head-on by ensuring all patients receive equitable care regardless of their background.
Truity™: AI Championing Fairness in Healthcare
TruLite’s revolutionary software, Truity™, identifies and mitigates clinical bias within electronic health records (EHRs). The platform analyzes patient data and suggests personalized interventions for clinicians, care teams, and patients themselves. These interventions address social and behavioral factors that often contribute to unequal healthcare outcomes, particularly for Black and Latinx populations.
Mayo Clinic: A Powerhouse Partner
Mayo Clinic brings its vast expertise and resources to the table. Their physicians will provide valuable feedback on Truity™, helping refine the user experience and workflow to maximize its effectiveness in clinical settings. Additionally, Mayo Clinic has a financial interest in the technology, demonstrating its commitment to advancing health equity solutions.
This partnership goes beyond software:
- Virtual health equity coaching: TruLite offers virtual coaching programs to empower patients and advocate for their healthcare needs.
- Partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine: TruLite collaborates with Morehouse to address the specific healthcare challenges faced by Black communities.
“This collaboration with Mayo Clinic represents a critical milestone in the fight for health equity,” says Dr. Alan Roga, Founder and CEO of TruLite. “Mayo Clinic’s expertise and commitment to patient care, combined with TruLite’s innovative technology, will allow us to reach a wider audience and make a real difference in people’s lives.”