During our time working in Baltimore clinics, we saw the connection between runaway healthcare costs and social risk factors. Unmet social needs - such as food insecurity - impede care and increase the chance for hospitalization by thirty percent.
However, clinics and community agencies currently lack the tools needed to tackle these social factors effectively. This is an even more troubling reality when placed next to the impending Medicaid expansion, decrease in primary care physicians, and reimbursement reforms focused on health outcomes.
Healthify is dedicated to solving this long-standing issue by building SaaS solutions to help care teams track and address patient social risks.
THE HEALTHIFY SOLUTION
Get connected to resources that can improve your health right in the clinic waiting room. Our quick, evidence-based screening tool analyzes patient social risks and determines what resources are most beneficial for the patient. In addition, we automatically text patients to keep the conversation about social needs going.
Learn more about your patients’ social needs to strengthen your patient appointments and work towards higher PCMH certification. Patient reported information can be sent to your mobile device so you know what risks your patients face before you meet with them. More holistic patient information, not stored in EHRs, can be gleaned from our management platform.
Better manage a patient population and quickly conduct targeted mobile outreach. With Healthify, you can increase productivity and conduct targeted outreach to either individual patients or a patient population which share common social needs.
Track client information and referrals while coordinating care through mHealth tools. Your community agency will be able to use Healthify to get referrals, track your clients, and see the efficacy of your services. The system promotes collaboration between clinics and other community organizations to strengthen care provided to patients suffering from social risks.
The Healthify Team
Chief Executive Officer
Manik, a technophile and autodidact, is always thinking about ways to improve the status quo in healthcare. He started Healthify to address pain points observed when working with Health Leads and in various urban clinics in Baltimore. Manik graduated from Johns Hopkins University with degrees in Biology and Psychology.
Chief Technology Officer
Daniel's background in Biomedical Engineering and experience as a software consultant has brought him to the HIT industry. His role as a development team leader at Healthify allows him to use his development experience to make a real impact on health outcomes. Daniel is currently a rising senior at Johns Hopkins University pursuing a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering.
Chief Information Officer
Jimmy likes to stay informed about changes in the community. He thinks healthcare providers and patients should be too. Using his experience at Baltimore’s Charm City Clinic as motivation, he manages the resources and service information that is critical to the Healthify platform. Jimmy will receive his master’s in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University in May 2014.
Chief Operating Officer
Eric uses his knowledge of trends in economics, politics and healthcare to develop sustainable growth strategies for Healthify. Having previously worked with Manik at Health Leads, he now manages Healthify’s business operations and company culture. He graduated Johns Hopkins University Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in History.
Chief Product Officer
Alex is a serial entrepreneur with both of his two first ventures in wellness technology for the Johns Hopkins community. Through his experiences at Millennial Media, the largest independent mobile advertiser, he hopes to guide the marketing and brand development of Healthify. Alex graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Vishnu tries to optimize everything he can, and he sees the health care system as one large optimization problem. As a developer at Healthify, he works on perfecting our resource matching algorithm. Vishnu is earning degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Board of Advisors
- Dr. Arvin Garg, Pediatrician & Assistant Professor, Boston Medical Center
- Jason Hardebeck, Director, gb.tc
- Dr. Alain Labrique, Director of mHealth Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Mike Rogers, Executive Director, Charm City Clinic
If you have been browsing the site you might have come to the realization that Healthify is a huge undertaking. We need all the help we can get!
If you are a healthcare provider, case manager, social worker, non-profit leader, community organizer or fellow healthcare entrepreneur, we would love to hear your feedback and discuss ways to collaborate.
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